Sunday, January 13, 2013

Back to Reality

Last week was the first 5-day week we've had in a while, and was loooong.  We certainly weren't looking for additional things to do, as the days just flew by! Ava was very happy to be back at Maple Tree with all of her little friends, and has started bringing home pictures that the girls have drawn for each other.  It's neat that the pictures are actually beginning to look like things that we recognize - no more blobs on the paper that we have to pretend to know what they are.

One of the items that she brought home last week was a sealed envelope.  When I opened it (even though Ava was telling me no-no-no!) I discovered a picture with Scott and I on it.  I was dancing and Scott was planting a garden.  Seems nice, right?  Until Ava proceeds to tell me that it's a picture she's going to give to me when I die. Hoping she's not plotting something in her sleep...

Ava also seems to be focused on blood these days.  On our way to school on Friday, she asked if my car had a battery.  I told her yes, and let her know that if she wanted a detailed explanation of what the battery does for the car, she had the perfect resource at home for any car/truck related questions.

Her next question was..."Does your car have blood?"  At that point I thought it would be wise to explain the difference between man and machine.  Still not sure she understands, but I don't want to discourage her questions, no matter how odd I think they are.  And who knows, maybe we have a future doctor on our hands!

Ava loves her new doll that she got from Grandma Deb and Grandpa Whitey - it's extra cool that she can cut her hair.  And wouldn't you want your hair to be cut by a little girl wearing a fluffy white dress and wings??

Just trying to relax after a long day of work.  And poor Darla...she's a great pillow for Ava!

It's really chilly here today (4 degrees right now), so Scott's going to make some yummy soup to share with the grandparents tonight for dinner.  Looking forward to a somewhat relaxing day before another crazy week starts!

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