Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Swim Lessons

Ava did swim lessons this summer for the first time.  I initially put her in a preschool class for 3 - 5 year olds, but assumed she would do fine at it because she loves the water and could do most everything the class was supposed to teach.  Well...we were in for a surprise.  Ava would not get in the water with her teacher at all.  Her class consisted of all 4 year olds and then Ava at 2 1/2, and I think she was a little intimidated.  After three lessons of Ava just sitting on the edge of the water we decided to down grade her to the class that Joel or I could assist her in the water (aimed at infant age to 2 years old).  She loved being in the water if Joel or I were in the water with her.  She even went off the diving board twice.  I am not sure that she learned much in the class, but she had fun, which is really all that matters. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Our Sweet Ava

Time is just flying by.  I cannot believe that Ava is 2 1/2 years old now.  She is so grown up and acts and talks like she is a little kid.  She loves crafts (can sit for long periods of time coloring, painting, cutting paper, etc.), loves wrestling with dad when he gets home from work, loves to dance and sing to music, loves to play in the water and go down waterside's on her dad's lap, and loves watching and playing with children at the park.  I never could have imagined the joy a child could bring into my life.  Ava blesses our family more than words can express.  She brings a smile to everyone's face, and loves life.  I could not ask for a better daughter.