Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lectures Galore!  The other morning I was getting ready to go to work, and I heard Ava lecturing Scooter and Black Bear.  When I peeked in on her, I saw both of her laptops set up, and she was giving lessons to the bear and the cat on how to use them!  They'll be pros in no time!

Actually, we've noticed that she's entered a lecturing phase - and she is very serious about it!  Yesterday afternoon, she put Scooter down for a nap, and kept going in to check on him...and lecturing him for crying and making too much noise.  To hear her mimic us (and the things we say) was hilarious!  It also makes us take a closer look at how we speak to her...we say "no" an awful lot - and I think it's time to put a more positive spin on our interactions!

We never know how much we're going to have to struggle when we leave the house.  This time was NOT easy.  She was quite content to lay on the floor...she had no interest in standing up!

I gave her some glow-in-the-dark bracelets this morning, and she had so much fun with them! 

In addition to the bracelets, I also had some helium balloons for her (I went to a friend's birthday party the night before, and there were a whole bunch of fun things for the kids in attendance.  I brought some of them home for Ava.)  We also loaded her up with temporary tattoos this morning, so she's had a fantastically fun morning so far.  And it's not even 9am!

What better way to start a new week!

1 comment:

Jean @ Typical Suburban Family said...

Love the pictures!! I can't believe she is going to be 3 soon! Where have the years gone? I wish you lived closer too so the kids could play on our new playset and you and I could drink wine. That would be so fun. BTW - I have awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award. See my post for more details: Hope you'll accept and pass it along.