Monday, October 27, 2008


Mya Wants to Hold Avalyn

Visiting Grammy and Grandpa D

Last weekend Marcus, Avalyn, and I went to the Quad Cities to visit the Grammy and Grandpa D. Aunt Shelli, Aunt Rachel, Uncle Erik, Great Grandpa and Grandma Hoke, and all of the cousins. Cousin Mya wanted to hold Avalyn right away. It was SO cute! We had a lot of fun! Grandpa and Avalyn
Happy Halloween!!
Grammy and Grandpa D with Avalyn at Happy Joes
Aunt Rachel and Avalyn
Cousin Mya holding Avalyn
Grammy D showing Avalyn to her cousins, M.J. and Mya, for the first time.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Chill'n in my Bumpo

Avalyn is chill'n in her new Bumpo chair. Thanks Mindy!


Last night was a first for Avalyn. She only woke up ONE TIME to feed! She finally ended up falling asleep around 11:00pm and the next time she woke up to eat was at 5:00am. PTL. And then she woke up around 9:30 to eat again. So hopefully this will become a norm for Avalyn. :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Half Smiles

Avalyn has started to smile at me and this was my attempt at capturing it on video. However she did not really smile but I thought I would still post the vidoe.

The DeKeyser Family

Katie's Birthday

Happy 20th Birthday Katie!!! Grandma and Grandpa Ring came and picked Avalyn and I up to go visit Katie on her 20th birthday. We visited all of Katie's friends at her sorority and then went out to eat at Olive Garden. Avalyn loved hanging out with her Aunt Katie!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Daddy and Avalyn

Eskimo Kisses

Daddy and His Little Girl

Just a short video of Daddy and Avalyn.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Breakfast With the Girls

Amy, Ann, and Avalyn
Amy, Ann, Brook, and Avalyn
Shelley, Amy, Val, and Jodi
This morning Avalyn and I met up with some of my friends for breakfast. We all met up because our good friend Ann was in town from Arizona.

My New Sunglasses

One of Marcus's members from the country club gave Avalyn a pair of sunglasses. They are so cute on her! They are pink and green...and she actually loves wearing them!

Talking in Her Sleep

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


We all know how much Marcus LOVES Puma shoes. Well his good friends, Cook and Amber, went to California and brought Avalyn her first pair of Puma shoes. She is going to love wearing Puma shoes...just like her daddy.


Last night we went over to Suzanne and Cory's apartment. They invited us over for dinner along with Julie and Evan. Julie and Suzanne got Avalyn the outfit she has on. It is SO cute!


Katie got Avalyn this cute pink and white polka dot outfit. Just two weeks ago the outfit was huge on her. I just put it on her for bed and it is getting tight on her. I am afraid that she will only get to wear it for another week so I had to take some pictures of her in the outfit.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Visiting Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Laura

Last Wednesday, we went to Peoria for Jodi's birthday and we stayed until Friday night. We had a very busy couple days. On Thursday, we went to go visit grandma at school and grandpa at work. After visiting grandpa we went our to eat at Chili's with Aunt Laura and then went to go visit Molly and little Will. After visiting with Molly we went over to Ann's house and then went over to Shelley's house to watch the office. Today we went to the Peoria Zoo with Shelley and her son, Levi. Grandpa and Avalyn
Aunt Laura and Avalyn

Aunt Laura and Avalyn

Monday, October 6, 2008

Down at the Farm

Great Grandma and Aunt Katie
Aunt Katie and Avalyn
Great Grandpa and Avalyn
Kolbe and Avalyn.

Playing with Daddy

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tummy Time with Daddy

One of my favorite things to do is sleep on Daddy's chest. He usually plays PS2 while I get in some "tummy time."