Every day is a new adventure in highs and lows and no’s.
It’s true, you are either REALLY.HAPPY or DEEPLY.UPSET. Luckily, though – your mood can easily be manipulated solely by one outside factor: Ferg.
You can be crying and throwing a semi-tantrum and all we have to do is ask, “Where’s Ferg?”. You immediately point to her or hug her and say, “FEEERRRRGGGGG.”
Ferg = tranquilty, peace and momentary silence.
She’s our ace in the hole.
(How cute are you loving on your baby doll?)
This past week you lost your very first Petal (your bunny). We were walking in the double-stroller and I was struggling going up a very steep street and you pitched her overboard at some point. Your Dad went to look for her AND we called a friend whose house we passed to see if we lost her near there… but it was all to no avail. Alas, she’s gone.
We’ve learned two lessons from this: you’ve now figured out how to unlatch Petal from her NoThrow so Petal no longer accompanies us on our journeys and we’ve learned the importance of procuring 7 Petals.
Another fun thing we learned this week? You love cherry tomatoes. I mean love them. You sit in your highchair and point to the tomatoes and nearly rub a
whole hole in your shirt.
You’re also really big into cheese. Still.
These days, much of your time is spent loving on your sister. You like to take care of her.
First, you make sure to turn on her bouncy seat. (Music and everything.)
Next, you kiss her…
Then, you make the cradle sign to let us know that you want to hold her.
Then, you get her blanket and cover her up.
Making sure you do it juuust right.
And then, of course, you give Vivienne her pacifier.
You also really love to color from your perch. (Your highchair.)
You must color every day.
…and you still love the beach…
Ah, yes. You’ve learned how to open the fridge, too. This past week you got some of Ferg’s food out of the fridge, ran outside with her following you… and sat in the groundcover (???). Odd.
I can’t always explain your behavior.
Speaking of explaining your behavior, this one made me smile, too. After your bath, you requested that I help you put on your bike helmet.
So I did, of course.
Then you let me know that you wanted to watch a little bit of Wonder Pets.
So you sat and chilled with Petal for 20 minutes before bed.
I love you, Lila. 🙂
Other pics I have to share…
I was trying to get you to smile. Apparently you don’t prefer to do so with your eyes open.
Trying on Mommy’s shoes.
What? Are you 14? Why do you look so annoyed with me in this picture?
Reading to Vivi.
Talking to Vivi.
Generously offering your sippy cup to Vivi. She declined.
Giving Vivi her pacifier.
Vivi reached for your hand…
…so you took that as an invitation and held Vivi’s hand. (Heart melting.)
Ah, I can’t stand it. Sisters.
So… you got some new chapstick.
I thought it was pink.
As it turns out…
“How do I look Mommy?”
And, my two favorite pictures from the past two weeks…
My baby’s growing up.