We sure have been keeping busy in the Funchion household. We've had our fair share of ups & downs. Tuesday Avery will be 15 months old and I seriously am in utter shock. Time is flying by & things are certainly getting interesting; toddler tantrums are in full force. I am looking for any advice/tips on how to tackle toddlers tantrums & please don't say "just ignore them & walk away" because she is mainly trowing fits in public & that is not an option. Avery is still not handling the car very well; I can count on a tantrum every.single.time were in the car....argh! She seems to do well for me throughout the day though.Thank God! She is eating better than ever when were home & sleeping great throughout the night. Naps are another story, she is confidently taking one nap a day. However, I partially think that evening tantrums are coming from the lack of naps or length of nap. Before our trip to Florida, she was taking 2 decently long naps a day with no problems. Since we've been home she is down to one short nap. I think if I can manage to get her to bring back her afternoon nap she will be more pleasant in the evening! Every kid is different and my little girl needs her sleep!
We've also been keeping busy with an array of other things: my family reunion, checking the deer cams, fishing & going for walks, play groups once or twice a week, daily trips to the Y, camping with friends, birthday celebrations, walking through houses and even going out to dinner when at all possible!Life is really good to us we are really ready for the next step. It's equally frustrating for Bryce & I to want somethings so bad & not attain them. I remind myself daily to never give up & that we already have the most beautiful gift of all, our daughter!
Its been a few weeks since the last time I've posted & these pictures are proof! Avery is getting so tall & her hair is definitely growing in the back. Her well check is coming up next week & i'm not ready to hear the numbers. She is wearing almost all 18mo clothes, some 24mo pants due to length & she is in size 5 shoes already. Monster feet run in the family. She has 12 teeth still & the cutest little dimple on this planet.