For Ava's 6 month birthday we went to the doctor and got shots. She talked so sweet to the doctor then looked at me like I betrayed her when the nurse stuck her. She woke up from her nap on Thursday (4/16) with a low-grade fever. Poor baby!
Ava weighed 17.6 pounds and is 27 inches long, so she's in the 90 percentile for her height, weight, and head circumference. She's such a sweetie. Ashlyn and Alyssa didn't like her being hurt the the shots. Protective big sisters.
Today was a perfect spring day, about 80 degrees with only a light breeze. Almost unheard of lately. We met some friends at the park for a picnic and play. Ava loves being outside. She can situp for a little while by herself now. She's getting so big.
Most people mop their kitchens, but we're not most poeple because we (or I should say Blaine) mop our garage. Alyssa stayed up until 9:30 helping Dad mop the garage. It was a beautiful evening after another windy Panhandle spring day.
Blaine was changing the oil in the van on Saturday. Ashlyn wanted to go out in the garage to watch. Blaine was rolling around on his back under the van. When she saw him, she said,"You're the man!" like that was so cool.
Ashlyn and Alyssa don't care much for cakes, cupcakes, or cookies. But they sure do love the dough and licking the bowl. I made a chocolate cake Sunday, so they helped with the cleanup. They were laughing at each other for looking like Santa.
Bet you didn't know that you need an umbrella in the snow.
My sweet little polar bear.
Jumping from green grass into a three foot drift, only in the Texas Panhandle.
On Friday, March 27th, we had a blizzard. I don't think it ended up as windy as the weathermen thought, but we really enjoyed the wintery day. They cancelled school and work before the storm ever hit. The first time I can remember that happening. Ashlyn and Alyssa went out in the blizzard Friday afternoon. Their footsteps were completely covered up a few hours latter. We all ventured out on Saturday before the "crow" completely melted. Now on Wednesday evening we've had enough wind to completely dry up all the moisture, but there's a chance of snow again tonight.
10/17/10 Ava loves baby dolls. Lately, she wraps them up and puts them to bed, then tells me, "Shhhh, baby sleeping, I momma."
10/6/10 I walked into the kitchen to find an half of a dollar on the counter. I asked Ashlyn and Alyssa why they cut the dollar in half. Alyssa said, "Ashlyn didn't have one, so I cut mine in half." They were so sweet, I just had to give them another dollar. I taped the cut one back together.
9/12/10 Ashlyn knows all of the primary program songs and loves to sing them. Today in primary I could hear her above the entire junior primary. I was at the back of the room and she was facing the front, in the front row. Her favorite song right now is "I Know that My Redeemer Lives." I was also happy to see Alyssa singing today at church, usually she saves her singing for at home.
9/5/10 Ava has started talking more. Here are a few of the things I have been able to understand: "Mooow" (No), "I done", "Baby" and "I mommy", "By" (said very loud, her voice carries like Ashlyn's), "Cheese", "DADdy", "Grandpa", "I poop" (meaning I want to sit on the toilet, she goes pee in the potty, but so far no poop)
8/1/10 Ava runs, squeels, and dances when she's excited to see you. She makes your feel so good.
7/28/10 Ashlyn and Alyssa were asking how much I loved them. I answered. Then they both said I love as much as the world (meaning as big as). They can be so sweet.
Ashlyn and Alyssa were doing cartwheels. Then I noticed Ava doing "cartwheels". She stands up with her arms straight above her head, then falls down on her side. Then she looks at us with a huge smile on her face, and claps.
Mom: Ava do you want...?
Ava: Sss. (That's yes)
Alyssa: I want some butella.
Ashlyn: Alyssa, it's not butella, it's nutella.
Alyssa: Can I have some butella?
Ava: We were at my mom's house, and Ava was trying to sit up on the toilet, so I took off her pants and diaper and sat her up there. I couldn't believe it, but she tried to go to the bathroom and three toots came out. She smiled like she was proud of herself.
Ashlyn: That's freakin' me out!
Mom Thinking: Where did she hear that?
Ava's Words: Eye, Dog, most other communcation is pointing at what she wants then hits herself in the chest
Mom: Do you want ...?
Ashlyn: Of course I do.
Alyssa: Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom...
Alyssa: I love you.