May 12, 2009

Mother's Day

Ava surprised me on mother's day morning with a balloon, a candle, a card and breakfast. Chad had planned on having her help him make a nice breakfast, but Ava insisted on doing it herself. I was told to stay in bed while she prepared it. I could hear her working away in there, and the picture above is what she came up with: a well toasted bagel, an orange and my favorite, a ritz cracker bitten into a flower shape.  I felt very loved this mother's day.

 I got this questionaire idea from a friend's blog and thought I would capture Ava's view of me right now in honor of mother's day this week. Unfortunately Pierson and I both had a stomach bug, so I am just now posting this. I will post California pictures soon. Promise.

1. What is something your mom always says to you?
Ava- I love you.

2. What makes mom happy?
Ava-Being nice.

3. What makes mom sad?
Ava-When I'm angry and mad.

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Ava-By being funny, like maybe swinging me up high or pretending to be a horse and laying down when I get on your back.

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Ava-Well, that's a hard one. I don't know.

6. How old is your mom?
Ava- Just a little tiny bit old 'cause you're not as old as  Grandma Ruby and Sasi. (Sorry Ruby and mom.)

7. How tall is your mom?
Ava- Really tall (I'm 5' 3" so this is probably the only time in my life I have been called "really tall.")

8. What is your mommy's favorite thing to do?
Ava- Maybe play with me.

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Ava- I think you do something fun together if you're with somebody like go to a party or the mall.

10. What does your mom do that's really silly?
Ava- Well you dance pretty silly. (Sadly, this is true.)

11. What is your mom really good at?
Ava- Playing with me.

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Ava- Listening to me. (Ouch. I need to work on this one.)

13. What does your mom do for a job?
Ava- Take care of me and working at the building at church.

14.What is your mom's favorite food?
Ava-Carrots? (Um no, but good idea.)

15.What makes you proud of your mom?
Ava-She plays baby dolls with me. That makes me proud..

16. What's your mom's favorite thing to do?
Ava- She likes to eat peanut butter and crackers.

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Ava- Um. Play outside together. Sometimes we swing together.

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Ava- We're both persons and we're both girls.

19. How are you and your mom different?
Ava-You're taller and I'm smaller.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Ava- By playing together.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
Ava- By marrying each other and loving each other together.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Ava- Chick-fil-A

23. Describe what your mom looks like.
Ava- Black hair, pink mouth, black eyes with brown. You have a brown shirt and I don't know what else.

 I couldn't have a mother's day post without a few pictures of Pierson Reed. I bought him this hat at an estate sale because he's always trying to wear Ava's hats and tiaras. I figured he needed a boy hat of his own.

Just chillin' in Ava's carseat.


Kate said...

That is so cute! Love it.

Kara Sheets said...

I love how some of Ava's answers included 'well' and 'maybe'. her little conversations crack me up!

JENNY said...

How cute!

Lauren said...

Summer, I just think you are one really great mom! Ava and Pierson are so blessed to have you in their lives. I think Ava is just a doll and it is so neat to see how her mind and personality is growing and changing. I have a lot of respect for you my sweet friend! You and Chad are doing such a wonderful job. I know the Lord is pleased.

Sarah J. said...

I think if I did this quiz with Griffin his answer to everyone would probably be "I don't know". However, Ava did great! What sweet answers she had!!

By the way, I'm enjoying all your recent posts. Keep it up!

Naomi said...

Cute answers! Enjoyed catching up a bit with you all. I especially liked the "Parenting is Hard" entry. What you said about Ava really describes our youngest, Abby. I have felt the same things with her. It is nice to know that we are not alone. Maybe they are getting rid of all these emotions and drama and won't be this way when they are teens. Ha!