This week Ava discovered her voice in a big way! I mean she discovered she can scream, like a real high pitched shriek and its become her new favorite thing! God help us!!!

She will start to shriek and she’ll just keep going and if I make any comment on it, she thinks its hilarious and starts giggling at me! She’s also started with…. wait for it… tantrums! God help us. When she gets upset, she throws herself back in my arms and arches her back and makes sure I know she’s well and truly annoyed! She did it a number of times during Kinder Music this week, each time we were finished with a musical instrument and I had to pack it away, she’d throw herself back arching her back but the Kinder Music Teacher assured me this is normal for this time in her development. Lord I hope so!

She also seems to think she can charm anyone with that freely given smile of hers. She’s taken to smiling at the TV when they show close ups of people’s faces. So without them even knowing it, Vuyo Mbuli and Leanne Manas of Morning Live as well as Oprah Winfrey are having the charms of little Ava Grace unleashed on them!

Oh and I hit Baby City in a HUGE way yesterday, first full salary in a 4 months, I was chomping at the bit for a big spending spree and I did a pretty good job… 1x trolley and 1x charged bank account, in Baby City yesterday. All necessary purchases, I assure you, especially these, when I saw them I knew she just had to have them. Very citché I know but hey that’s what being a little girl is all about!

Too citché! Too cute!