Thursday, February 26, 2009

Baby Belly

At 28 weeks...I think I look like I could give birth already...well, ok, I'm still not as big as I was with Ava...yet. I'm so glad my little boy is doing so well...he is a little mover and kicker. Ava always puts her face up to my belly and says, "He kicked me!" even when he's not moving. It's so cute. I'm sure May 17th...or whenever he decides to come, will be here before I know it! Ah, I have a lot to do : ) I'm not too worried as of right now. Instead I just have an excuse to eat ice cream. Oh, man, maybe the baby fat will be easier to work off since I have two...Hey, mom sister's doc told her that ice cream makes the biggest babies...and big babies make good sleepers...right!?!?!?

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Funny things Ava says...I know there are more...but here are some...

Ava: "That's Weird"

"Ava, you're a cutie"...Ava: "No me Not! Me Ava"....she thinks you're calling her one of those
little oranges called "cuties". "No me not" is a catch phrase of hers and can frequently be heard
around my brother-in-laws house when Ava isn't there and he doesn't want to do something.

Ava got a ball pit for Christmas...she calls it her "armpit"... I don't correct her, it's so darn cute.

computer: "puter"

treats for potty training: "poo poo prizes" and "pee pee jar" (that's fun to talk about in public...though now she gives me poo poo and pee pee prizes...I don't complain)

She thinks you eat candy canes (her favs) like carrots...crunch...she must hold some kind of
record of fastest candy cane eater in the west of something...

Uncle Jay and Aunt Rachel were putting Ava to bed, looking at one of her favorite books that
happens to be about the human body...including muscles and veins and idea why it's
her favorite. Uncle Jay asked Ava is she wanted to be a doctor when she grows up and Ava
excitedly said yes, "I fix Nana!"

"I be the shark, you be the dolphin," (deep voice) "I'm gonna get you..." don't know where she got that

"A is for Ava!"

Ava sometimes does school work (with my help) while my nieces do there school work. One day
Ava played geography bingo with the never can get an early enough start right. That
night the baby moniter was on after she went to bed...I heard her wisper, "bingo" and I
wondered if I heard right...then she screamed, "BINGO" yep, I did. I should take her to a
nursing home to play. She would love it.

Ava says to Mommy, "I have curly have (pause) that hair!"

Concentrating as she is looking at the baby (in my tummy)...."Mommy (pause) you have wrinkles" (referring to my stretch marks...that she made!) ...then "I want baby wrinkles" (looking at her tummy) ahhh...

Aunt Rachel had gas...Ava was walking behind her...Ava starts to gag and cough, "Aunt Rachel, are you going poo poo?" gag, cough some more...sorry, Rachel, just so darn funny!

a couple of cute pics


My Fairy Wings

Friday, February 13, 2009

the many faces of Ava

Snow Angels

When Ava had just turned two, she loved and still loves to play with her little doll as "they make snow angels". She learned it from TV...even though my little Arizona girl has never been in snow before.

Mommy Wrinkles...

It's sister tells me that her girls have always had a knack to telling the truth, but for insulting her with it. Yeah, its happening...first is was, "Mommy, I have curly hair (in an adorable bragging voice)...and you have...that hair". Ok, really funny. Not so bad. So I have really straight hair and she recognizes it as less than hers : )
But Not only has she giving me stretch marks, she...well, the other day she lifted up my shirt to see my growing belly, so she could talk to the baby. I could tell she was really concentrating and thinking about something. Then she points to my stomach and says, "You have wrinkles, Mommy". I couldn't help it. I started laughing. I told her she made those wrinkles on my tummy when she was growing inside of me as a baby and that they were 'mommy wrinkles'. She then lifted up her shirt to look at her tummy and said, "I want mommy wrinkles on my tummy"...ok, so she totally made up for it. That was adorable. Hey, I know. We should all be proud of the mommy wrinkles! I had been thinking about how ugly my deflated wrinkly tummy would look once my baby was born...but instead I'm going to be grateful. Mommy wrinkles are so worth it...