you were climbing into and out of trouble.
However darling you may be, dear Ava,
Willie still doesn't like his ears tugged.
Your smiles, your giggles, the way you cuddle with one arm curled tightly around my neck. How you suck your finger and thumb till they are raw. The way you look at us with a sparkle in your eye just before going off on another adventure, certain to result in shredded paper or half-eaten crayons/playdoh/books.
How your precious nose wrinkles when you are frustrated or simply want to hear yourself breath funny. The way you plink on the piano so proudly while standing on tippy-toe. Or hold a fresh diaper under your naked behind and squat on it as if to help me out. And those sweet, wet baby kisses at bedtime.
Ava Elizabeth, we love and cherish everything about you. Thank you for enriching all our lives.
Mama, Daddy and Bella
Happy Birthday, Ladybug!!
21 lbs, 30 in
Perfect in every way :)