I thought I'd start a series about funny conversations with Avery. She's hilarious and makes us laugh everyday. I thought we could share the joy!
The other night I am tucking Avery into bed:
Me: You are SO silly!
Avery: NO, I'm Avery Barnes!
Me: You're right. Am I Mommy Barnes?
Avery: No, you're Natalie Barnes!
Me: (laughing) Is Daddy Daddy Barnes?
Avery: NO! That's Troy Barnes!
We were making homemade cookies yesterday:
Avery: OH NO! OOOOOPS!
Me: Oh no, what happened?
Avery: I licked the spoon. I'm sorry.
Me: Why did you lick the spoon? Was it an accident?
Avery: I put it in my mouth. It's yummy in my tummy.
Me: I think we need to learn the difference between an accident and on purpose.
Avery: Yeah. It was good.
Me: I know.
Every night we say the EXACT same dinner prayer and let Avery fill in 3 things that she is thankful for. Normally she says baby Caris, baby Kinley, Optimus, fruits, or candies. It's 3 of those 5 things in various orders. 2 nights ago she said this:
Dear God, thank you for a pretty day. Thank you for Jesus, Cinderella, and Jasmine. In Jesus' name we pray, AMEN!
She opened her eyes and looked at us and Troy and I almost started crying. It was SO unexpected and amazing. I mean, she put Jesus in the same category as 2 Disney Princesses, but she also didn't say any of the 5 things that she normally says.
I looked at Troy and we both had watery eyes. Baby girl thanked God for Jesus. We talked about it later and I was like, "I heard her say 'Dear God, thank you for sending Jesus to die on the cross for me.'" Now, I know that's not what she actually said, but that's what I heard. And my heart was singing.