Oct 23, 2006

The Pumpkin Patch & Sparkly Shoes

Today we visited the Cedar Creek Pumpkin Patch.
It was so cute-- pumpkins, games, cookie decorating and storytime. Ava loved it! She wouldn't leave without telling the "teacher" (the woman who read the story) bye.

The picture below requires a story. First, Ava is wearing the red sparkly shoes that Julia mailed us today for Ava's Dorothy costume. She refused to take them off during her nap. She even took her pants off because they were blocking her view of the sparkly shoes. My girl LOVES shoes!Second, I have been experimenting with different forms of discipline lately because there have been more and more "terrible two tantrums" around my house. A few days ago, I tried putting Ava in time out in a small chair facing the wall in her bedroom. It backfired. She thought this was a new, fun game and has been asking to get put in time out ever since. When I put her down for her nap today, I reminded her not to get out of her bed. Several times she got up and walked around loudly in her sparkly shoes, yelling, "I'm up mommy. You can put me in time out." After the second time delivering her back to her bed, I decided just to let get back in bed when she got tired enough. When it finally got quiet, I peeked in and Ava had fallen asleep in her chair. . . still waiting for me to come put her in time out I suppose.

12 comments:

Calista said...

I love reading Ava stories. They always make me smile. Hope you guys are doing good. We need to get together soon.

Kara Sheets said...

hahaha! that picture cracks me up. she's a funny girl.

Shelly said...

Where has the time gone??? I'm so glad you shared these stories! I love that girl and you too!

Noe Family said...

That is so cute! I think I'm looking forward to Hayden getting older and hearing the funny things he says, but then I also have to remember you are talking about "terrible twos" huh? Tell Chad we had dinner with Sarah Pearman (used to be Dlogonsky--that is so misspelled!!) when we were in Oklahoma last week and she said she checks your blog through mine and thinks Ava is a clone of Chad!

Julia said...

Love the shoes. By the way, you can definitely keep them. She clearly needs them more than we do :). Don't you love the whole figuring out which battles to fight thing? Our latest is trying to get Emma to eat dinner (which consists of literally about 6 tiny bites of food). Her latest feat- taking 2 hours to finish it off. Her daddy is not amused to put it mildly. Anyway, I love the photos & stories! Keep it up!

Holly O'Quinn said...

Great story! Sine I'm not there yet...how do you keep from laughing when you are disciplining a child and their reactions are so cute? It must be really hard when you're the mother of someone as cute as Ava!

The Millers said...

SHe is so precious! We miss not going to the pumpkin patch with you this year. We have our picture of the first trip on the counter in the kitchen right now. I love remembering!

jkreggp said...

Ava's insistence upon telling the story teller bye reminds me of her mom at age three when we took her to a play and she refused to leave the theater until we had gone back stage so she could tell the players that they had done a good job.

Brooks Inc. said...

Summer-

What a sweet doll Ava is...Isn't this stage of the 2's fun? and challenging?

THanks for sharing these stories! We sure love your family!

Becky

Sarah said...

Hey, Summer! I was so excited to come across your blog (I was jumping around and found you somehow). Anyway, it sounds like you are doing well and having a great time in Abilene. I can't believe how much Ava has changed. I barely recognized her in the pictures. We miss you guys!

Chris Thompson said...

Ava is a cute one.

Noel & Celeste said...

This was a CLASSIC story!
Love it:).

Hope you're doing well, Summer.

Celeste