20 Questions ~ Ava 3 years old ~ 2014

1. What is your favorite color? pink 2. What is your favorite toy? Fox, kitty cats 3. What is your favorite fruit? Apples 4. What is your favorite sport? Gymnastics 5. What do you like to make? Dog food for Bishop 6. What is your TV show? Henry Monster Day 7. What is your favorite food? oatmeal 8. What is your favorite game? Going round and round :) 9. Where is your favorite place to go? Go to a dinner place with Zion and Zaylee 10. What is your favorite animal? pony 11. What is your favorite song? What’s the Fox Say 12. What is your favorite book? Dora 13. Who is your best friend? Parker 14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? See the fireworks 15. What is your drink? juice 16. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween, dressing up like a cat 17. What do you want to be when you grow up? A cat thing?? Doctor for cats 18. Who do you like to help? Parker 19. Why are you proud of yourself? Because I’m learning 20. What makes you happy? Momma :)

20 Questions ~ Parker ~ 5 years old (2014)

1. What is your favorite color? Red and blue 2. What is your favorite toy? Basketball, football, frisbee 3. What is your favorite fruit? Plums and nectarines 4. What is your favorite sport? Football, basketball, soccer and golf 5. What do you like to make? Decorations out of paper 6. What is your TV show? Wild Kratts, Dinosaur Train, Oscar, Handy Manny 7. What is your favorite food? Fish, bacon, French toast 8. What is your favorite game? Dinosaur game 9. Where is your favorite place to go? Beach, Monon Pool and Children’s Museum 10. What is your favorite animal? Lion and tiger 11. What is your favorite song? Roar, by Katy Perry 12. What is your favorite book? Dinosaur book from Grandma Celia 13. Who is your best friend? Willem and Zion 14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Throw Frisbee, play soccer, golf 15. What is your drink? Sprite and chocolate milk 16. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween and Christmas 17. What do you want to be when you grow up? Paleontologist and football player 18. Who do you like to help? Mommy, Daddy, Ava and Bishop 19. Why are you proud of yourself? I teach Ava letters, teach Ava how to draw letters, cleaning up, when I score a goal in soccer and football, and get my school work done 20. What makes you happy? Mommy and Daddy, and if I would have a surprise birthday party

20 Questions ~ 4 Years Old

1. What is your favorite color? red 2. What is your favorite toy? Train, tag reader 3. What is your favorite fruit? Oranges 4. What is your favorite sport? Basketball and football 5. What do you like to make? food 6. What is your TV show? Ice Age, Oceans 7. What is your favorite food? fish 8. What is your favorite game? Candyland 9. Where is your favorite place to go? Polar Express Train Ride 10. What is your favorite animal? Great White Shark 11. What is your favorite song? Octonauts song 12. What is your favorite book? First Book of Dinosaurs 13. Who is your best friend? Named all his family and friends and said all of us were is best friend 14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play ball 15. What is your drink? juice 16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas 17. What do you want to be when you grow up? Doctor, drive a train 18. Who do you like to help? Mommy and Daddy 19. Why are you proud of yourself? I help you, I take of baby Knox, I love you, I help Ava pick up things, and when I’m silly 20. What makes you happy? Not taking baths and getting new toys

Merry Christmas~ 2012

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Ava ~ 18 months old





Ava turned 18 months October 10th! She boasts with personality, as we knew she would.  I have NEVER encountered a child so young with so much independence and so strong willed!! She is teaching me patience, oh my!! Don't get me wrong, Ava Nichole is a sweet little girl, but this sweet and beautiful little girl is adament about what she wants!! :) Parenting books, child restraints, childproofing...ha, ha, ha!! Not with this girl!!

Milestones
Ava is talking up a storm!!!
~first phrase (16 months old) "I want see"....from then on she started saying everything (2nd phrase - I want down, 3rd phrase I want milk) Now she says everything!! I want mommy, I want daddy, I want out, I want more milk, I want to eat..........
~always says please and thank you and knows when to say them:)
~ says HI to a lot of people when were out, but sometimes gives people her "I have an ATTITUDE" look":)
~ Counts 1, 2, 3 and then yells YAY! or JUMP!
~ favorite words to use are MINE and OW!

~puts some puzzle pieces in the right spot, but would rather put them in the wrong spot and then give you a look like (he, he, that's not where it goes)
~ does somersaults, jumps from the ottoman to the couch, jumping on the bed, somehow climb in her highchair with the tray on it (she may be a gymnast)
~ points to pictures in books and says the name (dog, ball, choo-choo, tractor)
~knows some animal sounds (dog, cat, cow)
~ tells us when she poops

Favorites
~stealing Parker's toys and running so he will chase her
~climbing, jumping, running, galloping (it's pretty cute)
~anything Parker does, she has to do:)
~ playing dress up (especially her tutu, Parker's basketball shorts or underwear, or a firefighter hat)
~ cleaning the house down with baby wipes:)
~ coloring with and eating crayons, play-do
~ knocking down blocks
~ playing outside, digging in the dirt, throwing balls, going for walks in the wagon or pushing her babies in her play stroller
~ feeding her babies bottles and food, pushing them around the house in a stroller, changing their diapers, pats their backs and doing their hair
~flying planes around...'VROOOOM"
~helping cook or hiding in kitchen cabinets while we cook
~LOVES to hide in the dark in the pantry or closets with Parker (usually with something that glows)

Everyday is an adventure with Miss Ava and we are LOVING it!!



The things Parker says - Part 2............


"Oh, LOOK, I'm getting hair on my arms!!!" (cheesing from ear to ear)

"Those wolves are having a humping party." (meant hunting)

He told me......
"You are the sweetest thing I ever knew"
"You are my sweetest, bestest, big friend"
"Thank you my pretty mommy"
He knows how to boost my self esteem:) 

Parker got out his doctor kit and wanted to work on me.  This is our conversation.
Park- "Mommy, see this circle on my shirt? This is a button and if you push it, it takes me to people who need my help.  I am here to help.  What's making you feel bad?"

Me - "My leg hurts and I think it's broke."

Park - "No, I think you have leg-i-tis.  If you are calm and quiet while I give you these shots you get stickers.  So have you had fevers for two days? Ok, her is some medicine juice (made me drink it) and some shot juice (gave me a shot).  Now, I'm going to check your reflexes in your knees. 


Parker ofcourse says funny things to Mitch too, but Mitch doesn't write them down like I do so we forget:)