Three months… at least I hope it has only been three months. That being said I CANNOT believe it has been three months!
In some ways it has been nice to put something on hold but at the same time I have missed blogging and HATE feeling behind. There is something about recording thoughts and memories that makes it seem formally archived. It is so easy to forget the day to day smiles and adventures and with children it all seems to fly by so fast.
I am amazed that anyone is still out there checking in but I am working to get caught up and appreciate your diligence. My little darling is going to have a huge hole in her second year of life if I do not snap to it! From some wonderful family time in Michigan to a monumental catch up with a great old friend, Our five year anniversary!, milestones to document, quirks to record and news to report I have a big job ahead of me. My goal is to write a post a day until I am caught up, although I am mostly typing that in hopes that if it is in black and white I will be forced to follow through.
In the meantime here are some current favorites:
AVA RIGHT NOW: 29 months
- She is talking away and regular chatty Cathy! It is amazing how words turn into sentences and into stories so quickly. Some of my favorites; “Crazy, mama or That’s Crazy!”, “What you doing, mama?, What you doing daddy?”, “One more time?”, “perfect!”, “AVA DID IT!!!” or the stubborn “AVA DO IT!” and finally “yah I think so” I just LOVE this phase it gets more fun everyday!
- SINGING! I love her little voice. She sings “The itsy bitsy spider”, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, “Mr. Sun” and some Wiggles of course. Not quite all the lyrics are in place but it is perfect in my opinion!
- REPEAT: First it was “The Lion King” then it was “Toy Story” now we are on to “Finding Nemo” at least she has good taste I love pixar even over and over! Side note: I am thinking maybe Jessie from Toy Story 2 will be the halloween costume this year! More to come on halloween soon!
- Ave rode a horse for the first time!!! Riding helmet and all. Her smile was ear to ear she talked about it for days. I told Larry to start saving for horse camp! Of course I was too busy walking around with her to get a picture…. mental picture I guess. I will NEVER forget that smile!!!!!
Here are some pictures from earlier in the summer that I never posted… I just love this kid!