Monday, February 2, 2009

All About Ava Laine

I thought I should update on all things Ava, so this seemed like an appropriate title. I've also read some really great blogs lately, which has made me realize how terrible mine is. I plan to work on that...

Ava is still enjoying preschool, even though lately she has had a few tears in the drop off line. Thank goodness I don't have to take her inside, or this phase could be a lot worse! She talks about her teachers and the other kids in her class. They sing a hello song (Hello ava, hello ava, hello avaaaaa. How are you today?) everyday at school and Ava loves to sing it (about each child in her class) and then she put in me, nate, lola, lily, etc etc into the song. It's quite precious, especially when she hits the really high and loooooong note (the third ava). I'm not sure if in the actual song the note is so high and long, but that's how she likes to sing it :)

She loves to call after Nathaniel if he goes into a different room or in the garage. She says "NATE! NATE! NAAAAAAATE....NATHANIELLLLLL!!!!" Which has a VERY country twang to it and Nathaniel sounds more like "Afanel"'s precious!

Lately she has been saying "I love you" all the time! Which of course is so sweet...her You is more like an she says "I LOVE EWWWW DADDY!"...makes me smile just typing it :)

I've been keeping Lily four times a week (she is my friend Abby's baby girl who is four months old) Ava really loves her and is so sweet to her! She has nick names her B Lily (short for Baby Lily)...whenever Lily is sleeping Ava tells me..."shhh quiet...B lily seeping!" If she cries ava tells her "what is it B Lily?? It's okay!"...such a little mother!

Ava really enjoys all things play doh, paint, markers, etc etc. She still makes me draw elephants all day. Also in the mix now are crabs, lola, carousels, guitar hero, and anyone who is on her mind...we've had some heather's and curry's lately!

Ava has been in a big girl bed since November, and it was going realllllly well until we went to visit my family in OH around Christmas. She and I shared a bed (nate was out of town on work), and that really ruined her. After a couple weeks of her waking up in the middle of the night and wanting me in the bed with her we had to get serious. So I told her that if she got out of her bed she would not get to watch any Mickey Mouse ( or t.v. period) the next day, and she wouldn't get to eat any raisons. If you know Ava, you know that these are two of her very favorite things. Well...she took this very seriously and did not get out of bed! To be honest, I was shocked! She did cry for a few nights which made me sad, so I did give in and we let Lola fall asleep in bed with Ava (after we put a large blanket over the bed to protect from Lola hair). We get Lola out of Ava's bed before we go to sleep and Ava continues to sleep. I'm not sure about the Lola bed sharing, but as long as Ava is sleeping for 12 hours
I'm happy!

I had some cute pictures to post, but they aren't working....i'll try again later


Tamara said...

SHe is so sweet!!!!

Heather said...

Aw! I feel so special that she has you draw me!! :)