The other day we were both drawing a flower. She immediately realized that my flower and her flower did not look the same. She said that she couldn't draw one and that it made her so sad. It was at this moment I got vision of previous students who were relentless perfectionists and how hard it was to get them to try new things and to be proud of their work. I am wondering if dealing with this with Ava is in my near future.
We were also watching a documentary on Netflix about how other kids in other countries get to school and there was this one family who had 3 boys, one with Cerebral Palsy. They push and pull their brother in this ramshackle wheelchair to school and back everyday. It takes them an hour and a half to get to school. She was watching it and said, "awww, that is so nice."
Ava is generally kind to other kids except her sister (when it comes to sharing toys with her) and there are so many things I see in her that are going to shine the light of Jesus.
This pregnancy has been super yucky and I guess Ava can see on my face when I am not feeling good. She is quick to give me a hug, check my forehead to see if I feel ok and cuddle with me. It is super sweet and comforting.
She LOVES babies and I hope the sentiments will be the same for this next baby. She was excited to hear the heartbeat.
She tries to whistle by placing 2 fingers in her mouth and making her imitation of a whistle. It's cute.
She loves to search for flags, bridges and big buildings while in car. She loves to sing Happy Birthday (Durthday) to people, especially if there is cake involved.
She is OBSESSED with Disney World and asks multiple times per day to go. Adorable and pitiful all at the same time!
She obviously hears these words a lot because she will always say, "maybe later we can go to Disney World." :) Not surprisingly, we are trying to figure out a way we can take her again before baby comes.
Ava brings so much joy to our hearts. Her compassion for other people and animals tells me that God gave her a very tender heart and spirit. I am excited to see what that will mean for her.