Monday, October 18, 2010

Avery's Latest

So, I'm ashamed to admit I started this post back in early August.  After our last conversation today, I thought, I have got to get this all down in ink!  Although Amanda is the current reigning champion of quotables, its actually Avery this time.  She is learning about the big-ness of the world at such a fast pace, its so fun to watch and listen to her put it all together.  And so, beginning with this afternoon...

Mom, what year was I born in?
You were born in 2005.
Is that a long time ago?
Well, not really.
Was that before those guys were building the wall in China?
(This morning in school we were studying China and how parts of the Wall were built 2000 years ago.)

I was looking through a magazine for portrait inspiration and Avery came and looked over my shoulder.  It was just one model on the page.  She said Why isn't she smiling?  'Cause she doesn't have a family?

On the way to the grocery store, a girl pulled most of the way out of her driveway, right in front of us (thankfully on a city street so I was doing about 25mph).  I hit the breaks hard, took a breath then shook my head at her in a why-would-you-do-that kind of way smiled and waved.  Immediately I was ambushed with questions from the backseat.  And then eventually Avery said, But Mom, she had pretty hair...she should have known to look both ways.

The girls were playing Mom and Dad and there were some "bad guys" involved.  I overheard Avery tell Amanda Jesus has the just have to ask him for it.

As she is going through the shoes (that I never wear) in my closet: Mom, do you think you should give away these shoes?  They look like they are for cool people.

Other things I just love about this girl.

*Is always thinking ahead to the next two or three things so she can be prepared, specifically dressed appropriately.  Loves clean laundry.  Like me, wants to fold it immediately and get it put away.

*Is a backseat driver.  If I get too close to the car in front of me she suggests that I slow down.

*Knows directions better than I do.  She'll say, Mom, we are going on 32 South?  I'll say yes! How did you know that??  That's what the sign said.  Oh. (I am incredulous every.time.  All these years of driving and I've never thought to notice the road signs or process them...not kidding).

*She restocks things when she sees we are running low, without ever saying anything (me or her)...toilet paper, paper cups, soap, etc.

She has started to see things that her sister does and says as "cute".  Like when she says its forty-five o'clock.

In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
Acts 2:17


sara said...

these were so sweet!!! I laughed out loud about the shoes!

but that last picture took my breath away....they are beautiful girls!

Melody said...

I love her!
You are definitely cool enough to wear cool shoes.
Last night I dreamt that we ran a marathon together :)

Amy said...

All very sweet, very funny, and very Avery!

Lori said...

These quotes are fantastic!! And I love how "pretty hair" should make someone know what to do - priceless!!

Meg A. said...

I could not love this more if tried!!!

Vanessa/Chelsea said...

Is that a hair tie tied around her dress? I thought Sydney was the only one who did school and everything...says it looks more victorian...:) those are so cute and so glad you got them down in writing!