Today, I’m celebrating 8 years of motherhood as my oldest daughter Ava has entered the tween years, my little Ava Bear is 8 years old.  There hasn’t been a single day where she hasn’t made herself known. My pregnancy with her wasn’t easy by any means and then she was the sweetest little girl who performed a sweetest song and dance always to make you smile. From baby to toddler and everything in between this beautiful, spicy, stubborn, demanding, funny tween girl is giving me a run for my money!

I’m hoping to talk about Ava much more this year as I adventure in parenting a tween and a toddler. This interview will give you a bit of insight into my beautiful Ava born January 31, 2009, at BC Women’s Hospital. She was born at 3:52 pm, 7lbs 7 ozs and 50cm long!  Everyone meet Ava…

What is your favorite color?

A: It’s so hard to say… UHMMM… Blue

What is your favorite food?

A: “UHMMM… Mac N Cheese!” Like DUHH!

What is your favorite subject in school?

A:  Computers..

What is your favorite sport?

A: Soccer.. obviously!

What is your favorite movie?

A: The Secret Life of Pets..

What is your favorite animal? Why?

A: Kitty because they’re small, fluffy and adorable.

What is your favorite song?

A:  Bad Blood by T-Swift

What is your favorite restaurant?

A: The Slocan

What is your favorite vegetable?

A: What’s that?! Carrots and Cucumbers

What is your favorite fruit?

Frozen Blueberries

What is your favorite place to visit?

A: Saskatoon because I like to see Amma and Umpa and the dogs!

What’s your favorite thing to do with Zoe?

A: Teach her Karate

What’s your favorite thing to do with Dad?

A: Snowboarding at Cypress. I like to do the Lion’s Express run the most!

What’s your favorite thing to do with Mom?

A:  Go shopping for things that aren’t food! (She really hates grocery shopping!)

What is one thing Mom always says?

A: No

What is one thing Dad always says?

A: Stop

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A:  A Musician – I’d like to play an instrument and sing.

What is one thing you want to learn how to do?

A: I want to learn how to play guitar!

What’s one thing that makes you happy?

A:  My stuffies

What’s one thing that makes you mad?

A: The word No

Who is someone that you miss?

A: My Cousins

What age do you look forward to – and why?

A: 18 because then I get my own car and house and I can eat and drink whatever I want!

I’d be lying if I said this parenting gig was a walk in the park! I’ve been at it for 8 years and I’m still not confident that I’m doing it well or even right. Every once in a while, she will have this moment, this pure sweet genuine moment where I know that I’ve done well!

What is life like with a tween?

Ava is loving and kind. She is funny and entertaining. Sometimes she can be quite hurtful and even spiteful but at the end of the day, we walk together. We scream at each other, we hug, we say I’m sorry and we try to move on. We are THAT mother and daughter! It’s been 8 years and I love her harder every day cause I know whether she will admit it or not she truly loves me!

Wishing my little Ava Bear the happiest of birthdays today!

My Tween
My Last photo with a 7 year old Ava



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