Monday, June 28, 2010

Day One Hundred and Seventy-Eight

Ava in Motion...

Some of these are blurry but I don't care.  They show how much fun we were having blur or no blur.

Doing her swagger walk

She'll climb anything she can get her feet on

Running to hide from me

Throwing the ball

Not even sure what this was about

Getting up after throwing herself on the ground

Crawling after me

Again no clue but it was funny


Taking a break

Scooting on her butt

Running after me...look at that face

laying on the floor again...she really likes laying and laughing

Look Mom no feet :)

Silly girl thinks I'm hilarious

I got her belly ;)

Such a pretty little girl <3


Looking at her Aunt Katie under the table

Running on her that was hilarious

Then she fell...equally as hilarious

Walking on her knees again

Stretching and screaming

To think this all starting because I saw her ducking behind the side of the couch and I said boo.

Pets + I heart faces challenge = Chestnut

This weeks I heart faces challenge is pets.  I decided to enter a photo I took one early morning of my Sister's dog sleeping on the couch.  He is older now and the one thing that hasn't changed is his love for a good resting spot.  He will always beat you to the most cushy spot and if you get up he'll steal yours because he is no dummy; your spot is warm. 

If you have read my blog before you have seen this photo which was posted back on day 3 of my 365 project.  If you read that post then you may remember my story about Chestnut and his knack for always having the best seat in the house.  Whether you have heard it or not I will share it again.

Back in my childhood home when Chestnut was a young buck we use to have this blue recliner. Actually we still have the recliner but it use to sit in front of a huge bay window that overlooked the front yard, the street, and my bus stop.  We also had a real wood fireplace which had a way of making the house extra toasty and warm.  Well, there I would be bundled up from head to toe making my way down our sidewalk past the bay window and every day without fail I would look in to find Chestnut looking back out at me.  There he would be in the comfy blue recliner, nestled up on the arm, in front of the fire, inside the warm house looking out.  I use to think to myself, 'that dog is so lucky'.  Even from my bus stop I could see him still there, warm in the chair, and I would watch his image fade as my bus pulled away.  When I would arrive home in the afternoon after a long day at school there he would be.  Propped up in the blue recliner and one would have to wonder if he had moved at all that whole day.

His face is whiter, his eye sight worse, his hearing all but gone, but his love for a good spot to sleep is still unchanged.

Click on the I heart faces button below to see more of entries for this weeks challenge of pets.