|She even steals his toys... :(|
Furry Books: We are making an active effort to read to Lilah more often. She takes no enjoyment in reading books right now unless they are touch-n-feel or she can bang it on the ground. I'm taking this pretty hard and am just praying that she graduates first grade. In order to entice her to read, Ben has tapped into one of his new found skill sets. Ben makes very authentic animal sounds, especially highlighting his cow and elephant noises. Very impressive. Lilah gets a wide eyed face like she is shocked at the authenticity also.. Well done, Ben.
Toots McGoots: Toots McGoots is Lilah's new knickname when she's being a stinker. (This includes high pitched screeching into Rooney's face, standing up and trying to dance while in the bathtub, and overall impish grins at both of us.) Daddy also caved recently and bought Toots McGoots some pink furry boots. Yes, we love rhyming! But the boots really are cute.
|Our boots look. ( Dad worked hard at this matching outfit... improving!)|
|Totally normal way to brush our hair. Completely normal.|
|Our no boots look.|
Learning "no": We might be on to something here. Then again, we might not. Sometimes she looks at us, stops what she's doing and does something else. Sometimes, she grins at us, goes back to what she's doing and looks back to grin again. Jury's still out.
|Nap time? Yeah right, Mom.|
Growing up: It's still not allowed. I had a little emotional meltdown this past weekend when I realized how quickly she's becoming a little person. She had two firsts within 2 days and I just couldn't believe how special and wonderful she is. She started clapping for the first time surrounded by her loyal fans, Uncle Jeff and Auntie Carrie Miller, while watching their beloved KU basketball game. Quite an audience. Monkey see, monkey do :) KU also won, so thankfully everyone was still happy. She also started standing indepently for long periods of time. No steps yet... but it won't be long now. Even harder than worrying about your children is starting to let them grow. This hasn't been as hard on Ben, but he'll have his moments some day too...
|Clapping for 1st time!|
|Zoom zoom zoom|
|My two favorite people in this world! Happy Birthday, Ben!|
|Butler v. Georgetown... Barryball!|