The Ava Blog

Archiving all the unbelievable actions and words that come from 4 year old Ava.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Kids say the darndest things...but nothing comes close to Ava

Ava has recently given a review of her entire blog. She went over it with me this past Sunday and I am happy to share all of her thoughts and feelings.

Cousin Lily and Ava
(Squealed) "IILY!!!!!!!!!!!!"

(With a burst of excitement)"That's me Makin!"..."I'm Makin"

Roll it, pat it, and mark it with an A
"I'm more Makin!"

The little Bride
"I was scared"

Ava is the green grass
"Look! That's me in the Grass!"

Ava's baptism really made a splash
Simply shook her head and refused to believe she ever looked like this!

Mac Photobooth
Ava got very upset, expecially when all I said was "Your head looked very different when you were little".

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Threats from a 4 year old

This past Sunday I celebrated my 23rd Birthday with my family. It was a joy to see my nephews and nieces. I hadn't been able to see them all month because of the illness present in their home. Evan was a joy to see, he even wore his suit for the party because he wanted to look special for me. I got to show Ava and Evan their blogs and they were full of interest and comments. Ava refused to believe that the baptismal picture was actually her. She was most fond of the Babycake pictures of her at her play kitchen. Upon first seeing them she gasped and exclaimed "That's me Makin!"...."I'm Makin!".

Ava was very pushy while she ate her dinner, demanded someone cut her food and get her multiple glasses of root beer, that kind of thing. Her older Sister Emilie mentioned Strawberry milk and I responded with a comment on how the thought of it makes me ill. Ava was furious! "WHAT!" she screamed and slammed down her fork, "Strawberry milk is not make me ill, it makes me good!" I smiled at her, half scared for my life.

Later while opening my gifts, my Mom sat directly next to me. As she was about to hand me the present from my Dad and herself, Ava got in her face. Ava looked at my mother with a very stern and serious face. "You let me hand that gift or I'm going to ruin Jayne's birthday!" My Mom was speechless. Of course my Mom wasn't about to give in to Ava's threat. I think she was left deeply concerned is all.

After cake Desirie told all the kids to grab their coats and get ready to leave. Ava went down to the family room and went up to Ashley (Nicks girlfriend). She told Ashley she was going to give her a kiss, but she had to close her eyes. Ashley looked nervous. Ava started to inch closer to her cheek but noticed everyone was watching. "Nobody Look!!" she shouted. Ashley was very scared. Perhaps she thought Ava was going to put something in her ear. Ava inched very slowly to the side of Ashley's face and Ashley peeked. Luckily Ava didn't notice and gave her a peck. They have always had a very shaky relationship.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Twistin the Night Away

Ava and Boompie Dancing and havin a ball!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ava refusing to Smile

Ava was sitting happily in a chair in my parents living room last January, so I decided to grab my camera. I pointed the camera at her and said "Smile!", do you think she cooperated?
"Come on Ava, Smile!"


"Look Happy!"

Through Group colaberation we finally got the result...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Little Shorts, lots of attitude!

She had scraped her knee at the Memorial Day BBQ and went around showing all the men, describing her horrific fall and then in perfect Ava style, would ask them to kiss it and make it better.

Chunky Cosmonaut

Buckled in her jumbo carseat on a trip to Meijer.

Shopping at the local Meijer. I think their was a special on biscuits.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ava After a Hard Day

After eating swedish meatballs, green beans and a whole cinnamon roll, Ava was tuckered out. She sat back on the remote controlled back massager and gave in to relaxation, I think her facial expression says it all! - December 14th 2009.

Springtime 2007

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cousin Lily and Ava

Cousin Lily has never been able to resist Ava's chub. When Ava was at her fattest (bottom picture) Lily would lovingly call her "Lady Tendertons" and say things in a hillbilly voice like, "I love you as if I borned you from my own womb".

Fresh Cut Bangs

Ava at 3

Ava on her 3rd Birthday, August 4th 2008.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ava in Hiding

This past summer, one bright sunny afternoon I was on the phone with my mom. When Desirie started beeping through trying to call my Mom, we tried finishing up our convo, but Desirie kept redialing. So my Mom told me she would call me back after she took the call from Desirie.

About 5 minutes later my Mom called back. She said that Desirie was in a panic and couldn't find Ava. She said that she was cleaning the house, vacuuming and had gone downstairs with the vacuum. When she walked back upstairs Ava was nowhere to be found, she searched all the rooms and even looked out front and back. Then she decided to recheck the rooms, she went into the boys room and found Ava passed out on the top bunk under her older brothers blanket. She had been hiding out from Desirie and had fallen asleep from the sound of the vacuum. Desirie was very relieved but had to call my Mom and tell her. Later that Day Ava was found laying down on Evan's lower bunk strumming Kyle's guitar. She must have had a stressful day.

A year previous to this happening, Desirie told Ava that she needed to take her nap for the afternoon. Ava did not go willingly to her bedroom, in fact she snuck out while Desirie was cleaning the house. Ava squeezed her body behind a chairs whole back cushion. Desirie assumed Ava was in bed when she started up the vacuum. You don't even have to guess what happened next. Ava was found sound asleep under the back chair cushion. She tried so hard to fight that afternoon nap!

A Hug from a Tender little Woman

February 2008, MorMor and Ava share a loving hug.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Mischievous Eyes

Ava has always gotten that devilish look in her eyes from a very early age. You always knew when she had a wild idea brewing in her chubby little head. Desirie always hated this picture because she claimed that she looked "Possessed and crazed", and really she does!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Now We Know the Trick!

Evan got Swine Flu this past weekend and it developed into Pnemonia. My Mom and Anna brought over a Gatorade for Evan and Ava went ballistic.

Ava: Where is something for me?!!!
MorMor: Ava, Evan is sick!
Aunt Anna: Hey Ava? Can I squeeze your belly?
(Ava turns around and goes from totally enraged to totally enthused)
Ava: SUUURE!!!!

Sleepy Heads

Early morning car ride with Mormor and Anna!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons, Ava will eat them!

The 4th of July 2007. 2 year old Ava was enjoying a very tart treat. I love her little round face and chubby hands.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Another Target Story

Desirie was on the toy aisle with Ava. Ava had picked up a toy aquarium and started begging for it.

Desirie: Ava put that back, we already have a toy like that at home
Ava: ehhh!
Desirie: Put it back!
Ava: (sighs) Okay! (starts slowly walking to put it back)

(she see's a target employee at the end of the aisle and hurries over to him)

Ava: Will you put this back for me? (bats her lashes)
Target Employee: Sure
Ava: Thanks
(As Ava is about to walk back to Desirie, she turns to employee and smirks)
Ava: My mama gets me whatever I want!


Ava has always loved the art of cooking. I think she would make a great Food Network Star. She's has a lively personality, a take charge attitude and a love for delicious food!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Roll it, pat it, and mark it with an A

"Ava loves to bake now. She gets her chair, apron, and chef's hat out just to make toast with me." - Desirie

Ava at the Zoo 2007

This Chubby little woman loved the butterfly house at the Detroit Zoo, The first pic is Desirie posing with Ava under a blossoming tree, I love how she is pressing her tummy, she knows her squishy belly is showing!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Babies havin Babies

Ava loved making herself look like she was pregnant this summer. Desirie had a heart attack every time, "I'm trying to get her to stop that!" she would say frantically when we all laughed.