Friday, October 26, 2012


How is my first born 5?!?!
I feel like she was just born.
Like she should still be this baby frog:
Or this adorable baby:
Or this darling toddler:
Or this hot-mess of a fluffy little girl:
But now she's this beautiful little lady: 
And what a wonderful little lady she is.
Avy is patient, helpful, obedient, and has a keen sense of when I'm about to explode.
When I'm in stress mode she'll ask, "Mom, why is your face looking like that?"
and then she'll jump to the rescue and help.
She loves dance.

She loves to have fun, LOVES to party, loves to create papery/gluey/tapey creations, and loves to sleep.
She says very thoughtful prayers and often pats me on the back and tells me,
"You're a good girl, Mom."
She's very motivated by a reward, and very deterred by a punishment.
She loves school and plans out what she'll take for sharing days in advance.
Girlfriend LOVES to take a shower.
She likes to organize and put things in, "just the perfect spot."
She still changes clothes about 4 times a day on average, and her favorite clothing of choice is a cozy pair of jammers.
She loves tuna casserole and requests it almost every night.
She doesn't like meat, but will make an exception for a plain patty from In-N-Out..
A "patty-o" as she calls it.
No bun, no sauce, no cheese, no ketchup...nothing.
Just a plain slab of beef patty.

She relishes in our "Girls Nights Out" and once we escape the house, she always shrieks, "Girls PARTY!" 
She's a wonderful older sister.
She has a love and interest for little novelty knick-knacks.

Everywhere we go, she always asks to buy the most random thing.
Today it was a tiny rock dinosaur she HAD to have.
We didn't buy it, but as usual, she said she'll save her money to get it.
And she does.
She saved for all summer long to buy this Marie cat from the Disney Store.

We took her pennies and dimes, all $20 worth, and made it to the store before they opened
(as per her request) so she could take part in the unlocking ceremony.
It was precious.

She was thrilled and felt like royalty :)
Avy loves to have fun.
Always up for an adventure.
If there's something out of the ordinary, Avy's there. 
Rarely does she wear a plain-jane outfit.
She's such a good helper.
She constantly asks me lately,
"Mom, can I help you with anything?"
Pretty much, Avy is a dream child.
She makes our home a peaceful, happy place.
Happy 5th Avycakes!
We love you!

1 comment:

whitethunder said...

I've said it once and I'll say it again. You should have stopped after Avy because she is a dream child. Time sure does fly and I can't believe she is five. Hope she's as fun and helpful the next five years.