Aug 22, 2008

Holy Firit and other "F" Words

I'm averaging one post a month these days since I have been attempting to practice some sabbath rest with my family. I appreciate all of the comments on my last post, and was encouraged by all of you. I think that my computer was helping me with my season of rest because it has been intermittently crashing and now our USB port is messed up so I can't upload any photos.

I have enjoyed taking some time off from blogging, but I thought I would reenter with this funny list of "F" words I have been collecting from Ava. She is a very articulate 3 year old, but still has trouble with the "sp" sound, pronouncing it like an "f." My mom (the speech pathologist) does not seemed worried about this and says she'll grow out it, so I am just enjoying the hilarity of some the words and phrases that come out of her mouth. To decode the words, place an sp in place of the f. Here are some of my favorites:

1. She loves to sing about the Holy Firit.
2. Ava has always loved farkly shoes.
3. She reminds me to go the feed limit before I find a good parking fot (or parking face.)
4. She loves to go to her grandma's house to fend the night.
5. I need to fit!
6. Don't fill it!
7. I'm finning in circles!
8. He's my fecial friend.
9. While reading a book, she'll ask, "What does that fell?"
10. I like to feak fanish. (She's learing from Dora.)
11. I don't like to go to the pool because kids flash me. (This one took some exflaining.)
12. The farklers are freading out! (4th of July)
13. Ava likes to play the "I fy game" in the car
14. Ava loves to drink frite and eat with a foon.
15. Sometimes she thinks she needs some hairfray.
16. She likes to watch gymnasts do the flitz in the Olympics.
17. And finally, when Ava is in big trouble she asks, "Am I going to get a fankin' with a wooden foon?"

I can't end without saying a quick word about Pierson. He is such a ham! He loves to shake his head, stick out his tongue, bark when he sees a dog, clap, crawl and cruise on everything. He has 7 teeth and a huge smile! He loves his sister and crawls around looking for her when she leaves the room. He says, "Ada, mama, dada, ball, and more." He loves to look at books and push a ball or car all over the house. He is a joy, and I love being his mama! I wish I could post some recent photos. We'll try to get our computer fixed soon.


Kara Sheets said...

she's a fecial girl!

Hollie Reese said...

That is too funny!

Shelly said...

I miss you so much too. Hayley wanted to invite Ava to her party this year again. It's so sweet to me that they still have a little bond even though they were so young when they spent all that time together!! I would LOVE to spend several hours catching up with you too.

I think we've talked about this, but Hayley says the "s" sound for "f" words. Kind of backwards from Ava---hilarious. So "fishy" is "sishy" etc. My favorite is, "That's so sunny, mama!" Two sunny, fweet girls! : )
Sure love you!!!

Julia said...

Farkly has always been my favorite, but after Sea World and being in the flash zone, I'm not so sure :). We sure miss you guys & can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks! Love ya.

Jamie Ridgell said...
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Jamie Ridgell said...

This is helarious! Anna has the opposite problem where she says the B sound for the F sound. Some of our favorites are "my bish", "my briends", and "my bamily". I'm glad we're not the only ones!

Noe Family said...

Oh Summer, that's hilarious! Buster and I sat and laughed reading these. Especially the "am I gonna get a fankin with a wooden foon." How do you keep a straight face when she asks that?

mindy said...

Glad to hear from you again! I have enjoyed reading your Sabbath Rest post over and over again - good advice for all of us! I am laughing out loud as I read this - that Ava...such a charmer. Glad to hear all is well! Hugs!

Nicole said...

My favorite is when she told me that Chad flashes people. Then she said that she did it after him. It took me a minute of being shocked, but I finally got it. She is too cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Summer! I was cracking up reading this! My favorite, of course, is the "farkly" shoes! She and McKinley have "shared" (or fought over) many-a-pair of farkly shoes in the past few years! I'm so glad you are writing all this down! Don't we all need to be better about recording the things our precious little ones will too soon outgrow!!! April

Susan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY yesterday! the card's in the mail!

Sarah said...

This is hilarious! I love Ava!