As Ava grows everyday I see less and less of the baby, and more of a little Lady. She has opinions and concerns, and she states them at every opportunity. I watch her use teaching moments with younger children – to keep them safe – and I smile because she’s very clear on boundaries and rules….
Now that she’s in Preschool I see that Ava does still have some of her baby face [in comparison to the other children], and I feel a mixture of happiness and sadness for the day when her puffy cheeks disappear. With the warmer Spring/Summer weather she’ll be dressing in t-shirts – and I’ll take every opportunity to stare at her dimple elbows before they smooth over.