Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Same stunt, different year.

The top picture here is of Ava at about a year and a half old. She had this obsession with pulling everything out of the closet, and this particular day I caught a picture of her sitting in the piles sipping a bottle of water. I knew one day I would be glad that I paused to take her picture, even though I was getting really tired of cleaning up the same mess so often.
She has continued to be quite the little tornado around our house and is known for dumping buckets of toys out at a time, and she of course throws a fit if she's asked to help clean up. Lately she has had a thing for her dress-up clothes. Normally she takes one out, wears it for a bit and then changes into the next outfit; she does the same thing with swimming suits.
But yesterday, she pulled this same move that I caught on camera 3 years ago. She wasn't very happy in the pictures because I told her she was going to stay where she was and after a few pictures of the mess, she was going to help put everything back in its place.
She was happy once the room was cleaned. And she vows never to pull everything out all at once again. I wonder how long it will be before she breaks that promise...and Chip wonders what I do at home all day. =) {Not really, but sometimes I think he thinks I have it too easy.}
If you want to see the scrap layout I made with the top photo, you can click and view that here.


MandieGirl said...


That's so funny. My great-grandma used to call my little sister the Silent Tornado....Good memories...

Adrienne said...

Do you mean your house is not always like this?! I have 2 girls and only 1 can make a mess thus far, but wow! Any willing participant typically gets covered with Care Bears. I just may scraplift your wings on the pic idea. Thanks for sharing your life with us!!

Amy said...

oh my that is hysterical. one day you will look back and laugh. or really when she takes a photo of her children doing it you'll really laugh. :)

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sarah, rsm said...

Sounds like she is your "spitfire" as my mom would say! I get such a kick out of the stories you write ~ especially those of Ava! :)

God Bless!

Grandma Karen said...

How well I remember the first picture. It was after I had visited and put all of those clothes neatly away! I am glad she is old enough to help put it all back, as she should. But I have to admit the picture of her in her pretty pink dress is very precious.
p.s. I really do like bangs on her.

Mere said...

Hey Jody!
What a PRECIOUS picture! I love the look on her face! Stop by my blog sometime please!

Love, Mere

Simply Kelli said...

You have the CUTEST scrapbook pages EVER! Oh, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! :)

walkingbyfaith said...


I am new to your site, but just caught up on what you've been through. What a beautiful story of God's faithfulness and the healing brought through faith in Him.

I look forward to getting to know you better. :)

Your Sister in Christ,
Arlington, TX

kristi said...

Still, the photos captivate you. She is a cutie!