Thursday, November 19, 2009

That's what I call resourceful

Thanks to everyone for the sweet words regarding the biting situation. I really appreciate all you had to say. Thankfully, we've had no more incidents this week. While I know she does this out of anger, I think she does it when she's teething. I know she is getting more teeth because of the incessant drool that is coming out of her mouth, the runny nose she has, and the fact that she's waking up several times in the night and she typically doesn't do that! I think the biting just manifests itself when her mouth bothers her.

I've talked recently about how Ava likes to explore and find things. If you read our 365 blog, you've seen these pictures yesterday and today - and while I don't usually like to put the same thing on both, I just had to share what we deal with on a day to day basis!

Ava loooooooooooves to open drawers and see what's inside. This is the scene in our bathroom every morning. If she can't see, she stands on tippy toes and reaches in and pulls stuff out. If she doesn't like it, onto the floor it goes. If she does like it, she usually takes off with it. This can get quite annoying as I find things I need missing and in a wrong drawer or somewhere random in the house. When I was ready for it this morning, my deodorant was waiting for me on the living room window sill. Actually, it is on our agenda for this weekend to baby proof the drawers in the house. I can only imagine the fits that are going to ensue because she can't get the drawers open. Should be funny! :) I know - it's probably not right to laugh at your kid when they are upset, but the girl thinks she is invincible and that she rules the house. I have a feeling she's going to be sorely disappointed when she learns otherwise.

So, tonight we got home around Ava's bedtime so we headed straight for the shower. Zach was getting her stuff ready and I was putting some laundry in the dryer and had just grabbed my camera to snap a couple of pictures before the shower. Zach yelled at me to hurry and get in there and this is what I saw:

How does she know how to do this?????????? Her little cube toy was in there from when she dragged it in there this morning. She obviously got sick of not being able to see what she wanted so she took matters into her own hands. I seriously have no clue how she knew she could stand on it to make herself taller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her little mind is working overtime. I really thought these days would come much later! WAY WRONG! She is 14 months old today and it amazes at all that she is capable of doing! (Oh and do you like her pants hiked to her knees and sockless feet? She and Zach met me after work for some errands and I asked why she had no socks on and he said because she wouldn't let him put them on. I probably pulled the pants down around 7 times and every time I turned around they were back up. I watched her do it. Obviously she likes things a certain way.) She is definitely keeping us on our toes!


  1. Ahhhahahahaha! This post has me laughing...

    I hope one day...I can have a sweet one who is getting into my drawers and making trouble :)

    Thanks for sharing Ava's stories...I Love reading ALL of them!

    Lisa :)

  2. LOL - your deodorant was on the windowsill?!!! Ava is hilarious and oh so smart!!

  3. She is SOO cute!! I love the pic of her on the block...classic! I was the same way as a kiddo...always into EVERYTHING! Makes things fun! :)

    I'm a little behind on reading and just saw your post about the biting...sorry to hear that! I wish I had some advice for you but I know it will pass. She's a sweet girl and definitely so cute in that hat! :)

    And we definitely need to get together for lunch!! Email me and we'll set something up! :)

  4. SO proud of my girl!!!!! that's totally a sign of giftedness, mom! her friend likes to pull the same tricks ... we're gonna have to be on our toes too to keep up with them! ha!


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