“macanroni” for “macaroni”
“hostible” for “hospital”
My dad has a little machine that uses denatured alcohol.
Avery, upon seeing the bottle of alcohol: “Can I have some of that”
Me: “No, that’s alcohol. That’s not for drinking.”
Avery: “But I like alcohol. Alcohol makes me feel better!”
Avery started ballet lessons last month and she has been so excited about them! We found a six week course at the rec center here that just barely fit into the time we had left before heading back to Budapest. She asked me every day for a week when we were going to buy her ballet shoes and she asks me three times a week or so if she can go to her ballet class that day. Unfortunately, the class is only once a week, so most days I have to say “no.”
At the beginning of this year Avery moved from nursery to Primary at church. She was a little nervous about it at first and I had to sit with her for a few minutes to convince her to stay, but now she really likes it. She likes her teacher, Sister Schlosser, a lot and last week she was really excited to come home with a pillow that said “pray” on it that she got to stuff all by herself.
She’s learning the Articles of Faith in Primary and I’ve been working on them with her at home. For our non-mormon friends, the articles of faith are statements of what we believe. The first one says “We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost.” The second one says “We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgressions.” So I asked her on Sunday night to tell me the Articles of Faith that she had learned. She said “We believe in God will be punished for his own saints.” It was pretty close, right?
Avery really misses her Daddy and her home in Budapest. She asks every other day when we will go to our house in Budapest. She can’t wait to go back to her house, even though I think she’ll be sad to realize all the uncles and grandparents and Aunt Clair can’t come with her.
Avery really likes to go places and do things. She gets bored easily so we try to keep busy. She really likes to go to friends’ houses and she’s made a couple friends here in Grandma’s ward at church. She likes to paint, and we got some water beads to play with this month that have been a hit. The park is always a favorite as well.
Right now Avery’s favorite things are fruit snacks, ballet class, playing racquetball at the rec center (she mostly runs around the basketball court), dressing up in dress up dresses and dancing when Clair plays the piano, being chased, being swung in Uncle Jarom’s hammock, and watching movies.
Avery has also turned into a really good eater. She even eats her salad at dinnertime. This gives me hope that someday Evelyn will eat normal food because Avery was almost as picky as Evelyn is when she was smaller. Almost.