Most of Avery's updates and entries are written by her mother, Marissa.

SO Sorry July 30, 2007

Oh my goodness, it has been so long that I have updated Avery's page.  The girls keep me so busy.  I will try to do better. 

I don't even know where to begin.  We are so very blessed.  Avery is the cutest and funniest little girl.  She is full of love and energy.  She's a total Mama's Girl (sorry Raul but everyone knows she is, lol).  She loves her big sister and copies everything she does and says.  She follows her around the house and does everything to get her attention.  It is the funniest thing.  Avery never sits still, she's always on the go.  This little girl has no fear.... she will do anything and climb on top of everything.  If she falls, she'll get right back up and try again.  Even if she hurts herself, she'll say "Ow, hurt" and still do it again.

Most importantly, what everyone wants to know......... SHE IS DOING SO GOOD!!!!  She is HEALTHY and her kidney is doing it's job.  Her Hero Daddy is also doing well. 

We have so much fun with the girls.  We are trying to make up for lost time while she was on dialysis.

I'll post pictures tonight.  Love you all!

Miss Avery Nicole March 29, 2007

Avery continues to do very good.  She has a little cold right now, but that has not slowed her down one bit.  This little girl is a busy busy body!  She doesn't stop playing, dancing, singing and messing around.

She's out of her "mean" stage.  She's definately not mean.  I think she learned or is learning how to handle her medicines.  She has her temper moments but all kids do. 

She is talking so much, some of the words that she says: no ( in a sweet little voice as she is pointing her index finger...that's her favorite), thank you, medicine, your welcome, Raul, Da-EE, Mama, hi, bye, I dont know, aqua, eyes, love you, up, open, Si-Er (sister)..... the list goes on and on.  She knows where most of her little body parts are, etc.

A little funny story... We took the girls to Incredible Pizza last week.  Raul and Lexi went to ride the go carts.  Avery was so upset because she couldn't go.  She kept trying to following them.  I would grab her and try to walk a different way.  She finally turned around to look at me and said... "Mama, BYE!!!!!!" and started waving and then took off running away from me.  It was the funniest thing!  I think I laughed the rest of the night.  She was tired of me not letting her follow them so she wanted me to leave her alone so she can go with them.

God bless you all and have a wonderful weekend!

Her second birthday is coming..... less than a month away.

Bracelets & Shirts March 25, 2007

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Organ Donation Reminder Bracelet

"got kidneys?" t-shirt

5 Months... March 25, 2007
It's been FIVE months since the transplant and Miss Avery is doing good.  She keeps us very busy and entertained.  She is starting to talk so much.  Check out her new pictrues!
Avery's Update February 25, 2007
Well it's been 4 months and things are wonderful at the Montalvo house.  Avery is in love with ELMO and all she wants to do is watch the shows.  She is feeding herself, talking and making us laugh.  She has attitude at times but it's cute.  She's pure joy and a blessing!