"Good morning, sun, sun-shiny!" That is how Ava and I start everyday.
When I go into Ava's room to wake her up or get her out of bed, this is what I see. We are now in the stuffed animal stage and Ava will throw them out of bed and try to haul them downstairs with us. At the top of the stairs she will say, "Hold this, Mommy," and I just can't resist that sweet little voice and face. Sometimes she carries her animals by herself and sometimes she doesn't even bring them downstairs, but more often than not, some animal escapes to the downstairs and hangs out for the day.