Sunday, November 21, 2010

Aven's Crazy Night Wanderings

During the last weeks of school for the other kids, Aven seemed to want to graduate from sleeping normal hours. She was getting out of bed almost nightly to do something crazy, usually in the other kids' bedrooms. She pulled all the books off Drake's bookshelves one night so he woke up to a huge mess not of his making. She got a hold of some scissors and cut both her hair and Zoa's hair while the rest of the family, including Zoa, was sleeping. What a shock for Zoa to wake up to a chunk of Aven colored hair and a chunk of Zoa colored hair lying on her floor. Happily, Aven cut Zoa's hair in one of the few places that it would not have been a complete disaster and Zoa was able to hide it until it grew out. I really didn't know for awhile where I would find her in the morning because she would play until she got tired enough to fall back to sleep and then zonk out wherever she happened to be. The above picture is how I found her one morning, asleep on Zoa's floor. She is wearing a skort of her own, a top that Zoa had grown out of over a hoody that Zoa had also grown out of and non-matching flip-flops. The part you can't see is that she is also wearing a pair of Zoa's panties (she had ditched her diaper on the floor with her pjs) and Zoa's sports bra. I guess all that wardrobe planning tuckered her out because she promptly fell asleep spread out on the floor at the scene of the crime. Just when I was about to turn her knob around and lock her in her room at night, she began sleeping at night again, which wasn't as entertaining as her wanderings but definitely gave me more peace of mind.

4 comments:

  1. Glad to get an update on all of the kids. That Aven is hilarious.

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  2. That's a great story about Aven. Your last post was in April. I've got you on my blog so I was surprised to see your blog pop up with an update! Good to hear from you.

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  3. Apparently our family is the most blog starved. Good story, that Aven seems crazy.

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  4. I have to just smile about Aven. What a little doll. The kids are getting so big. I just can't believe how much Drake has changed, and Zoa is just beautiful. I hope you are all well! I hope the RS stuff is going well, that is a hard calling! WOW, but I know you are up for the task. Take care!

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