Ava, My Favourite Family, Thea, Things I Love

What Ava Did Next: Pirates, Ladybirds, and Balloons

I think it’s about time for an update of the funny things Ava has been coming up with recently.

It was World Book Day the other week, so I got Ava a pirate costume from Asda (pretty much the only one I could find that wasn’t a Disney princess!) so she could go as Peg Polkadot from The Troll. She was pretty pleased with the costume (despite the fact it had stripes, not polkadots) and was getting into character really well, until she said “I want an eye patch like a proper pirate.” (Thanks, Swashbuckle!) “And a sort of hook thing instead of a hand. And Peg Polkadot has bows in her hair!” So fussy.

Thea and Ava in their World Book Day costumes

Thea was Cinderella and Ava was Peg Polkadot. They really got into character!

The costume came with a treasure map, and Ava spent a few minutes studying it, before asking “Is there any treasure buried in the ground in real life? Next time we go to the beach, can I have a little bit more time so I can dig for treasure?”

She has  Sylvanian Families windmill, but instead of putting her little rabbit figures in it, she uses it for her three ‘pet’ ladybirds. Ladybirds in a Sylvanian Families house

Her explanation? “I’m pretending that the third one is their granny who wants to stay with them forever, because she doesn’t have a home.” We thought it was extra funny that she’d put them on their backs, as if they were dead.

After Thea’s birthday, we saw Ava gathering up all the balloons, and tying them to a paper bag. She had a little fairy that a friend had made her in the bag and seemed a bit cross, saying, “I need more balloons! They won’t float.”Ava with balloons

I’m linking up with Louise from Little Hearts, Big Love for #ftmob and Sarah from RunJumpScrap and Helen from AllTheBeautifulThings for #BestAndWorst


  1. Joanna Massam

    19th March 2016 at 7:57 pm

    LOVE the costumes!! The pirate costume is great, and what a lovely little Cinderella too!
    I work in a primary school and we also dressed up for World Book Day. I was overwhelmed with the effort that some parents put into their costume making and loved the imagination of some of the kids. I was not so quick and clever and just threw a wig and “cloak” on and went as Cruella Devil!
    Great little post! 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      20th March 2016 at 8:45 am

      He he Cruella Deville is a great costume – did you find the kids were a bit scared of you or could they tell it was you? I loved seeing everyone dressed up, they all looked so cute. xx

  2. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    18th March 2016 at 3:23 pm

    That pirate costume is awesome! They both look super cute though – and the ladybird house is fab! 😀

    1. Becky Pink

      18th March 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Ah thanks lovely, Ava loved the costume so it will no doubt be coming back for Halloween if not before! xx

  3. Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)

    17th March 2016 at 8:31 am

    Those bugs do look dead! Hilarious! I love the idea of a pirate costume as not girly at all! I’m really not a Disney Princess girl and my girly isn’t yet…there is time!! The picture is so cute. Love their little updates and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    1. Becky Pink

      18th March 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks lovely, ours are both princess mad so it’s nice to have a change! xx

  4. Mrs Tubbs

    16th March 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Lovely photo! Your World Book Day costumes are amazing, they must have taken you ages 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      18th March 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Ah thanks but I didn’t make them – I wish!! Good old Asda for the pirate costume and the Cinderella one was a hand me down 🙂 xx

  5. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    15th March 2016 at 11:38 am

    Love the photo of Thea and Ava in their Cinderella and pirate costumes and Ava wanting a hook thing instead of a hand! Digging for treasure on the beach sounds like fun – wouldn’t it be nice if you did manage to find some? How funny that she uses her Sylvanian Family windmill for the ladybirds and glad that they are looking after Granny Ladybird as she doesn’t have her own home but how funny that she puts them on their backs – it does make them look like they are dead! My two get frustrated by balloons that don’t float as well – they haven’t quite grasped that not all balloons are filled with helium and even when they are, they don’t float forever! Thanks for linking up to #ftmob 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      18th March 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks so much Louise, our funny littles certainly give us all plenty to chuckle about don’t they? I love their imaginations xx

  6. tracey at Mummyshire

    14th March 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Oh I do love a bit of dressing up but when they start getting demanding about how ‘exactly’ they want to accessorise it can get a little hairy! Glad World Book Day went well!
    I love the photo of the ‘dead’ ladybirds…hahaha!
    Popping oever from #ftmob

    1. Becky Pink

      18th March 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Hi Tracey, yes they can be quite high maintenance can’t they! But I do admire her attention to detail, I must say xx

  7. Alice Nipper and Tyke

    14th March 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I love her facial expression in the first picture! Very Swashbuckle!
    x Alice

    1. Becky Pink

      18th March 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks Alice, she really enjoys pirating and is pretty good at it, he he xx

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