Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How About...

Monday Avery said some pretty funny things that put a big smile on my face and I've been meaning to write about it.

We were getting ready for the day and after I had gotten Avery ready I told her that I just needed to get dressed and then we could go. Avery said, "How about you wear that Mickey Mouse shirt mom?" The Micky Mouse shirt is this ratty old t-shirt that I have had for years...I'm thinking it is probably 8-10 years old. I got it when my family and I went to Disneyland years ago. So I kind of said, "Well, how about I wear something else..." I headed to the closet and started looking for something and Avery piped up again, "How about that Mickey Mouse shirt mom?" I kind of put her off again and got dressed in something else. We left for the day to run our errands. When we got home Avery took a nap and after she woke up I went and changed into the Mickey Mouse shirt. Avery said, "Mom! It's your Mickey Mouse shirt!" I guess it's her favorite shirt of mine. She commented on it for the rest of the day.

Later that night I turned on the TV to watch Dancing With the Stars. I am a junkie. It's at that time every week that Al disappears upstairs and Avery and I snuggle up together to watch. This week when I turned on the TV Avery exclaimed, "Mom! It's time for Dancing with the Stars!!" then she went to her dress up clothes and got herself decked out in her purple tutu that Grandma Louona gave her for Christmas last year so that she could watch the show in style. Sometimes she will do her own dance, or try to mimic the other dancers. It's pretty cute.

On this same day when we got home from running our errands I had to park in front of our townhouse. Usually there are other cars there and I have to parallel park. But that day there were no other cars around and so I just pulled up to the curb. I put the car in park and turned it off. I was getting ready to hop out when Avery called from the back, "Now, how about you go backwards a little bit!" I thought, sure, why not. So I started the car up again and threw the car into reverse and backed up a few feet. I looked back at Avery and she was grinning from ear to ear.

I guess the thing I learned from Monday is that it is definitely the little things that count. Avery got so much enjoyment out of these little events. And it was fun for me to see her so happy over such everyday things. She really enjoys life. She's just such a sweet girl.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Little Ladybug

Avery had her picture taken today in her Halloween costume. I LOVE her costume this year. Avery absolutely loves it too. She was downright giddy when I put it on her. These are just a few shots I took before we went into the studio. I am excited to get the professional pictures back :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Do

When we were in Utah I bought a pack of spongy rollers because I wasn't quite sure what to do with Avery's hair for the wedding. I didn't have time to experiment before the big event and so I ended up using a curling iron.

Well, Avery has been asking for weeks to use these rollers. I kind of forget about them until she brings it up again. And so last night I got them out and I put them in Avery's hair. She was so excited to have the rollers in and kept running to look in the mirror.

Avery and I were both looking forward to seeing the results this morning. I couldn't wait to take the rollers off to see some pretty little ringlets. As soon as I started unrolling I could see that Avery's hair took very well to the rollers. I could not stop laughing at how tight the curls were. I finally got all of the rollers out and told Avery to run look in the mirror again. I watched her run off, the curls bouncing behind her. She just grinned and said, "I have curly hair Mommy! It's so curly!"

I kind of tried to comb through it a little bit, to loosen things up, but they just sprung right back to her head. We went to Target today and some lady goes, "Oh, just look at those beautiful curls!!" I had to try really hard not to start laughing again. It's not that I necessarily think it looks's just so much more curly than I expected. So next time I think I will use the much bigger rollers and see what happens.

P.S. Several hours after taking the rollers out the curls are still as springy as ever.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pumpkin Donuts

After dinner tonight we made pumpkin donuts. They were super easy and a lot of fun. I mixed and melted the orange icing and poured it over the donuts. Then after they cooled Avery told Al what faces she wanted on the pumpkins and Al put the finishing touches on. I think Avery's favorite one is the pirate pumpkin. AARGH!

Ready to Run

Here's Avery in her sweatsuit. It's in this season's hottest color-plum. I think Avery's more on top of things than I am. She loves the soft 'fuzzy' outfit and I think she'd wear it everyday if I'd let her. I love the ruffles on the front and the velvet trim on the hood. So cute!