Early in the week a classmate handed me a stress ball - a ball that you squeeze to relieve stress. It had a little face on it, so I thought Avey might enjoy it. I gave it to her when I got home and explained its purpose. Avey's face lit up as she took it from my hand and began to squeeze. She exclaimed, "This [stress ball] will be perfect for me pretending to be a mom - like I'm stressed!"
Kira tries not to be so transparent, but I guess it leaks out sometimes. Perhaps more telling of our family dynamics is that Avey then proceeded to chuck the stress ball at me from across the room - apparently a preferred method for her to relieve stress.
|Avey with Her Teacher, Ms. Melissa|
|"To: Sis, From: Carver"|
|Avey's Rainbow Cake Design|
It was a successful birthday, thanks to all the friends and family who helped to make it so. Avey is strutting around in her new dress from her Nana, has been reading books from her great auntie, has worked tirelessly on craft items from Grandma and Papa, loves the movie from her aunt and uncles, and so much more from everyone else. We only wish we could be with everyone to celebrate, but perhaps with the coming holiday season we will.
Always more to come...