Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ava, Ava, Ava...








This little girl can run circles around me from morning til night. She wakes up happy and laughs and plays and dances and sings and packs as much fun as she can into each day. She takes after her big sister that way, even though she never met her. What a bundle of energy!
I took a bunch of pictures of her at her request (I think that's the first time she's ever asked for a photoshoot!) because she was so happy with her new swimming suit. She got it for her birthday, but due to size exchange, didn't actually have it for a month. I guess it was worth the wait! She cranked Hannah Montana in the cd player and showed me some moves and jumps and wanted to make sure Grandma saw her pictures. (Thanks, Grandma Karen. =) )
That last photo is one I just had to take because of the story behind it. We got a call today telling us that Ava can attend Kindergarten tomorrow as a prospective student at school. When I told her the news, she said, "Wait! Let me get dressed and show you what I can wear there tomorrow!". I waited less than a minute, and she showed up dressed, with a crown on to round out her outfit. I let her beam for a few minutes before I broke the news to her that she wasn't going to school as a "princess". I told her we didn't want any of the other kids to feel sad that they didn't have costumes on at school. She was fine with that. She is so ready for school...I'm just wondering if 'school is ready for her? I guess tomorrow we'll find out! =)
One thing is for certain, I love my little Ava to bits. And she knows it too.

9 comments:

gitz said...

That may just be the cutest little swimsuit I've ever seen [or maybe it's the cute kid in it...]

Lisa D :) said...

Adorable swimsuit Jody -- and cutest princess ever wearing it! These photos are great! Best wishes to princess Ava in kindergarten!

Anonymous said...

WHERE did you get that swimsuit? I LOVE it!! Great post! What a cutie!
Carley

NicoleC said...

That bathing suit is fantastic!! Let us know how today went, okay?

Tiffany said...

Well isn't she darling!!!! Oh my gosh. I can just imagine the twirling and giggling that little girl was doing while you captured them on your camera. How fun. Thanks for sharing!

P.S. I love that swimsuit too!!!! Adorable!

Jennifer said...

how adorable!!!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Cute! They are natural models.

Grandma Karen said...

Well the suit she picked out is very cute. I saw it in person when I visited the Janie and Jack store at the Mall of America. Auntie Michelle was with us and said that if she won the lottery she was coming back to buy one of everything in that store. Auntie Melissa was way too tempted to buy because we were trying very cute hats on Ava's cousin Carmen. And Grandma Karen could have bought the whole store. Honestly they have the cutest darn clothes. So I am glad that Ava is so happy in that cute suit.
Love to all.

Jennifer said...

What a darling swimsuit