Ava, our little tender heart. She is so considerate, so thoughtful, so kind and oh-so loving! I love to hear her explain how she sees the world, she finds joy in simple things like pink tutus, canteloupe slices still on the rind, having more than one book in her bed at night, twirly dresses, putting the silverware away -- I could go on. To me, she's the perfect little girl, she's bright and shiny, saccharine sweet, her laugh is infectious, her curiosity is astounding, she is the little girl who invites the new girl in Primary to sit by her, she has the memory capacity of a herd of elephants, yet seems to always forget when Mommy was a little grumpy, she's forgiving, she's cuddly, she's the princess who splashes through the mud puddles in her fancy shoes, she loves to learn, and loves to teach her baby brother, she's sensitive, she's silly, her mind goes a mile a minute like her Mama's, but she can focus like her Daddy, she and Jax are the best of friends, although she assures me I'm her very best friend (I hope she remembers that when she's 13), she tells me she can't wait to be a mommy, I just tell her her time will come but to enjoy being a little girl, because I sure enjoy her!
Sometimes I just get in the mood to write these sappy posts, I guess I just have days where I use this blog as my journal. Goodness knows I could go on forever about how much I love these kids, but I won't now... I'll save it for another post.