Sunday, May 19, 2013

dimples


she still has dimples along her knuckles, which is my official way of telling whether they are still babies or not. i'm thankful for those dimples because, though ava is not yet 2 years old, she is growing up faster than seems appropriate for someone so small. she wants to grow up, and i am merely chasing after her, out of breath, yelling, "slow down!" to this she responds by turning her head, flashing her little white teeth at me and then laughing while she careens steadily on toward becoming a big kid.


she knows better than this, but by now she is used to being scolded for whatever naughtiness she has gotten into, then smiling for the camera that i pull out straightaway to capture the event. my boys were 3 years old before i could count on dry undies and no more diapers, but this little one is determined to blow their potty training records out of the water!


she can throw a ball better than one of her siblings (i won't mention any names) and already is perfecting the art of pedaling a tricycle. when tristan goes down the end of our lane to gather the trash cans once the truck has been by to empty it, she goes right along with him and wheels a can nearly twice her size back to the house with ease.


its true that we all dote on her a bit....but how can we not? she is the forever baby, our only girl, the spunkiest and brightest little star who cannot let more than a few seconds of silence go by before filling them with her chatter or made-up songs.


she smells like sunshine and she is in love with the world. she is, by far, my happiest little accident.

11 comments:

kelly ens said...

awwww, so sweet. and the knuckle dimples....OH i love those.

Heather said...

You made me cry today! And seriously what is with spunky little toddler girls wanting to be big far before their mamas are ready??

J'lene said...

And she's absolutely precious! You are an amazing mommy and I admire the way you always find joy in the little things, despite the chaos that goes on around you! Many blessings to you, my friend!

elaine said...

Pure sweetness, Heidi!

Jessica LaTour said...

Those pictures are GOLD, Heidi! She is pure sunshine and so full of love and life!

Grandma J. said...

It's true that when you meet this little girl in the real world, she is so much more than this delightful glimpse into her life. Those boys of yours have met their match! XO to all of you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Heidi,
My sweet niece just melts my heart. She is an amazing little girl:) Thanks so much for blogging again!!!
Love you so much,
Sis

Cherie said...

cutest girlie in the world!!

Laura Railing said...

What a precious little babe! I love her little dimples. SO cute!!! What a little treasure you have that you never would have known had life gone according to plan. It's amazing what blessings God gives us that we have no idea are coming.

Anneliese said...

So glad you are recording your thoughts like this! She will need to read them one day and know how much she is loved. Love that photo of her on the toilet. The lighting is so pretty.

Julie said...

She sounds so fun :) I just want to hug all your kids. Whenever I finally get to meet them, they will wonder who the weird lady is that cant stop staring and smiling through her tears at them :)