January 28, 2009

Sweatshirts & Hoodies

During the cold winter months, we like wearing sweatshirts and hoodies around the house. Ava, who is becoming ever more observant of her parents' actions, likes wearing sweatshirts and hoodies too.

The great thing about sweatshirts and hoodies is that they fit most any occasion. Whether you're reading a book...

...daydreaming...

...playing the piano...

...or just plain old having a bad day because your Santa Claus pez dispenser is empty and mommy refuses to fill it up again for fear that your baby teeth will fall out from all that sugar.

We both have BYU sweatshirts that we wear a lot. As avid Cougar fans, we have of course made Ava aware of what those letters say. Now whenever Ava sees one of us wearing BYU attire, she points at the embroidered letters one at a time and repeats "B-Y-U." The first time we put this Calvin Klein sweatshirt on her she got a big smile on her face, pointed at the letters, and enthusiastically exclaimed "B-Y-U!"

She now repeats this routine for pretty much any article of clothing that has large letters emblazoned across the chest, be it Old Navy, Gap, or the name of some company that was handing out free t-shirts at the most recent expo Larry attended.

We realize that we are probably negatively impacting her future reading skills by encouraging this reaction, but we just don't have the heart to correct her. Before you judge us, however, we ask you if you could look into those eyes and say "Sorry sweetheart, but your sweatshirt actually says CK, not BYU."

We didn't think so.

6 comments:

The Jones :) said...

Nope...can't do it!! It is pretty cute she does that...Klous does it with any football or cougar (or any other animal) shirt. But those darn puppy dog eyes get me everytime...gotta work on that!!

Elissa said...

Beautiful little girl. She sure is cute!

Ryan said...

Nice...I'm proud of you guys for incorporating BYU into her life. What a great generation of BYU fans we will be raising. That is adorable though!

Anonymous said...

What a doll! Makes me want to wear a sweatshirt or hoodie every day, but I don't think I would get the same response. She is talking so much now and is so dang smart!--Granny O

Rachel Stella said...

I'm always amazed at the pictures you are able to get of Ava. They are awesome! Oh, and good job getting BYU stuck in her mind at a young age!

Mindy said...

Krista--

Thanks for adding my button to your blog! Ava is so dang adorable! Seriously! Your Vegas trip looks fun--we are going there in a month or so for a nice week of sunshine!

Mindy
PS I think I know your sister Erika--she looks sooo familiar to me but I don't know why. hmmmm.....