i got out the camera this morning and shot these images. i wanted to capture ava how she really is, doing something mundane and regular, because i know that these quiet lazy mornings are fleeting and all too soon this season of our lives will pass. i think that one of my biggest fears is not being able to remember the little details that i love so much about her; the way she twists her wrists outward, her raspy voice, her golden hair, the way she points and lectures us, her super-strength as she climbs over anything and everything, and the way she could sit on david's lap for hours on end watching baby einstein on the ipad.
the other day david was at practice and ava was not having it with me. i tried to feed her and then i tried to take her outside and then i tried to put on the video that she loves to watch with her daddy. and i tell ya, i failed. i could hear a preview of her thirteen year old self screeching in my mind, "moooooom no i don't want to watch the video with you!!!! it's for me the dad only!!!!"