As promised, here are some sketches out of my blackbook. They were done in March of 2004, so Ava's grown quite a bit, and of course, Ezra's been born since then. The first couple are of Ava playing with her highly-adored Polly Pocket collection. Ah, Polly Pocket - If Andrea and I had only known, we would've put stock in Mattel for their diminutive-sized money-sucking doll racket. But that is a rant for another day.
It's amazing to watch kids as they'll locate the most minute of puddles on the most arid of days and go stomp and play in it. Gotta love that.
You just have to know Ava to understand...
Looking back on this sketch, I think I gave Andrea a happier look than what she was really experiencing at the time, as Ezra gave Mommy absolute fits inside her tummy. But from my end, she looked absolutely beautiful. Ignorance is bliss, indeed.