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Monday, September 29, 2008

Just Like Daddy

This weekend Ava found a pedometer that was the bottom-of-the-box prize in a box of Frosted Flakes. What'd she do? She clipped it on her diaper and wore it just like daddy wears his pager (though I've graduated past diapers). Thankfully hers doesn't go off at all hours like mine does.


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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dedicated Shopper

After going out to lunch after church we went to Sears to pick up some things. We made a foray to the toy section, which was probably a mistake. Ava saw some Dora the Explorer puzzles that she HAD to have. She picked up two boxes of the same exact puzzle and started carrying them around. She perused the next aisle and saw a doll that grabbed her interest. She was willing to part with one of her identical puzzles as long as she could fill her empty hand with the doll. This doll didn't last for long as she saw a larger Dora doll. The nondescript doll was tossed to the side like a losing lottery ticket. At this point I told Doni and Ava that I would be down in the electronics section checking out their video games. Five minutes later I saw Doni and heard Ava coming. I say "heard" because Ava had discarded everything else and was dragging down the main aisle of the store a box that was bigger than her. Doni and I laughed as Ava glanced up at us, as if to say, "What are you looking at? I'm just shopping!"

Minutes later her tone changed dramatically as I pried the box from her cold fingers so we could head for the checkout. She fought me all the way from the back of the store to the front of the store. There was writhing, crying, and screaming, and Ava wasn't too happy either! When we got to the checkout I had to put Ava down so I could get my wallet out of my pocket. No sooner did her feet hit the floor than she started running down the aisle to where we had left the box. Doni was still looking over the racks, so I got her attention and she took off after Ava.

Ava cried all the way to the car. She cried and kicked at me as I buckled her in her car seat. She cried all the way home. She cried as I took her upstairs. She cried as I laid her in her crib. She cried as I shut her door. Five minutes later..... she stopped crying. Think she was tired?


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Monday, September 08, 2008


The other night Ava was feeling a little goofy and started licking things. This, of course, was after she started crawling on her hands and knees and barking; you know, the usual. She licked the couch, she licked my pants, she licked her recliner chair. I think, however, that the first thing she licked was quite possibly her finest choice. She licked Doni's big toe! No warning. No building up to licking the toe. She just went right for it. 

That's my daughter. She's not one to let a big toe get in the way of having some fun.


  • At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Allison said…

    How cute!

    I'm wondering how fuzzy her tongue was after licking the couch...

  • At 2:33 PM, Blogger The Tappan Family said…

    Lucas does that sometimes when he pretends he is a cat. We draw the line, however, when he wants to lick the dog!

  • At 7:06 PM, Blogger Carpenter Photography & Design said…

    Every time I'm on here I get a good laugh...thanks for making me smile today. :)


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Thursday, September 04, 2008


Now that Doni has been back in school, Ava has been going to the babysitter's again. She is getting more and more attached to her stuffed baby doll ("Baby") and blanket (who goes by "Ke-Ke"). All of the kids at daycare seem to have a blanket and stuffed animal that they carry around. So, Ava has to carry hers around as well. It seems to be always "Ke-Ke" this or "Baby" that. The worst is when she's tired and upset. She'll scoop them up and try to run off. Her blanket, however, is longer than she is tall. Not a problem if it is thrown over her shoulder, but more often than not it isn't and she ends up tripping over it.

Today the blanket stayed in her crib when she got up in the morning and stayed there all day. She put up just a little fuss when we left her bedroom. However, when we were leaving to take her to her babysitter's, she headed for the stairs wanting her Ke-Ke. Not so fast! I scooped her up and we left.

I called Doni on my way home from work today and found out that nap time at the babysitter's didn't go so well. When Ava's babysitter laid her down Ava wouldn't go to sleep. She kept saying "Daddy" and "KeKe". I know... I am a horrible, horrible daddy. Maybe if she only has it at nap time and bedtime. We shall see.


  • At 8:52 PM, Anonymous Cori said…

    I see this so much when I'm at work. Some children will even clutch their jackets if they don't have anything else.

  • At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Allison said…

    You're so mean! (Just kidding)
    I think you're a great daddy and I'm sure Ava does too. She was just mad at you.

    Thanks for the post by the way! I wasn't disappointed today!


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