Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hanging out with "My Lisa"

Aunt Lisa and Uncle Philip visit from Orlando. Just before they arrive, Ava plants herself on the sidewalk in front of the house. Ava, what are you doing? I'm waiting for My Lisa. And so it goes all weekend- Mama, where My Lisa? There's My Lisa! It is hysterically funny- Aunt Lisa is "My Lisa" and Uncle Philip is "Uncle Philblow".

I love toddler talk.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Little munchkins at a dinner party

Leon, Lucy, Ella, Ava, and Ava enjoy some baked ziti, cucumbers, and Thai noodles at our house last Saturday night. They ate, they played, they fought over toys, and they stayed up waaay too late for their own good. But they had fun! And the adults had a good time as well.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Here we go- The PRINCESS stage

I was cleaning out a dresser today in one of the guest rooms and pulled out this little costume/princess dress/ballet-type thingie that someone gave to us a while back. Ava lit up when she saw it and within seconds was out of her pj's and into her "Pincess-dress". She danced and twirled around the house for the rest of the morning. I managed to get it off of her for a trip into town and a nap, but it went right back on afterwards - and that is how Zan found her when she came home from work, waiting for her Mum Mum, on the steps, in her "Pincess-Dress".

How did this happen??

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Almost two

She's almost two and she's got a lot to say, and do. Constantly moving- chasing, climbing, running, scaling fences, couches and walls - and chattering about it the entire time. This a rare moment of Ava being still, with nothing to say. Very rare, indeed.