Monthly Archives: June 2018

Ava, my sweet angel


My sweet Ava, full of life and beauty. Another year of you being my little girl has slipped through my hands. The years go by so fast, I can’t believe you are eight. Still a little number, but your working your way up. You have such big plans for your life & seem to have it figured out. I envy that about you, how can a little girl know so much & have such big goals? I hope you know how much Mommy & Daddy love you, we will do whatever we can to help you become the best you. While sometimes you & I can bump heads, I hope you also remember all the snuggles & laughs we have together, because Emery Ava, I love you with all of my heart & you are the most wonderful person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing & the privilege of getting to teach, love & grow with. You changed me from the second you came into our life. Everyday I try to be the best me, for you; please remember that when we aren’t our best with each other.
Love always, Mom & Dad.

Here are some of the funny things you have said & done while being 7.


  • “Are you going to watch Tools?” You call Tool the band Tools. It always makes mommy look at dad with a smirk of adornment.
  • You graduated early from speech class! You worked hard!
  • Speaking of hard work … You achieved Student Of The Month in second grade! Three years in a row! Congrats! Rewards come for those who earn them!
  • You learned how to swim & became pretty good at it!
  • You love to watch all of mommy’s shows with her. From Fraiser, body painting to cooking shows … you are interested in all the same things.
  • When Carlos plays with his bow & arrow you call him Red Robbin Hood.
  • You are the Queen of clap backs, you get it from your father
  • I love how brave you are! Always the first to raise your hand or volunteer for something.
  • You rode a ride at Disneyland with Carlos & no adults for the first time!DSCN3980.JPG
  • You like to watch DIY, life hacks & mom life hacks.
  • Favorite YouTubers :  LD Shadowlady, Pat & Jen, StampyLongHead and Squishy
  • You always want KidsBop on in the car.
  • You started doing gymnastics again!
  • Favorite colors – Pink & Purple
  • You finally loss 2 teeth!
  • You are a night owl & refuse to wake up early
  • One thing I admire about you is when you make up your mind its set! You have such drive and determination.
  • Your goal is still to go to College, become a Scientist & own all the pets
  • “Banana’s make me gassy”
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  • At some point during the day you tell the school staff all the latest news in our life.
  • When watching nature shows you always ask if the animal is dead. Carlos usually replies with, “it’s a part of life”.
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    I said, pay attention & this was the response I got


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    I finally fulfilled my dream of being a mascot. That’s me as Clifford! Emery had no idea


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    We all went to Disneyland together! 


  • How have I not mentioned your hair cut!! You got a major chop!
  • Flower girl at Aunty Brandi’s wedding

    My beautiful little girl


  • You are sassy!!
  • You love coffee. The bitter side.
  • I love your freckled face
  • “Yo, no hitting Z’s in my class! Whaaaaat!”
  • I love that you have no fear of bugs. You still catch rolly-pollies & grasshoppers
  • You & Carlos have such a tight bond. You two are best friends & you always protect him. Grandma loves how you take such good care of him
  • Bean burrito with nacho cheese is your jam
  • You love peanuts & pistachios
  • You still love raw onions & will eat them like a snack food if they are diced up and out on the counter
  •  I love, that you love, musicals
  • You want pickle ice cream … yikes!
  • You magically know every song on the radio
  • Your always first to volunteer & raise your hand