So, here it is the end of October and Halloween is looming large this weekend. Of course, the other thing looming large, the thing we don't think of as often, is Ava's second birthday. Invitations are motoring their way across town and across the country, but it seems like we ought to take a pause and think about who our little girl is at not quite two. Conceivably, she'll be an entirely different person once we leap across that yawning chasm.
So, at 23 months....
~Ava is speaking in short sentences.
*"More yogurt please, Mommy."
* "No, no Janice school."
*"No, no diaper change."
* "Ok, Libby? Ok? Sorry, Libby, sorry." (By the way, Matt & I are sorry, too, Libby.)
~Our smart girl is going pee in the potty about once a day. Her reward is toilet paper to wipe with. Useful and economical!
~Ava has a constant wardrobe of yoga pants, t-shirt, sunglasses, and backward hat. Oh, and Mommy's heels.
~Ava's been sleeping in a big girl bed for three weeks. We sneaked in there tonight to get some pictures. Where's Ava?
~Ava's becoming a bit of a TV freak. Her favorite shows are Sesame Street, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Word World, and Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. Chitty-Chitty, especially.
~The girlie loves her computers but she's also becoming quite the little parrot. No kidding, it's monkey see, monkey do around these parts. In this case, Daddy-monkey played some Lock-On, so Ava-monkey tried it too.
~We've been taking Ava to UNLV volleyball games on Saturday afternoons and she loves them. When we turn toward campus, she shouts "Go Rebels!"
~So, in the spirit of Halloween...Ava says "Boo!"