|Allie, all of a sudden, LOVES to play in her crib. Sometimes she even|
cries when I get her out in the mornings!
|(I really believe it's because I rarely let|
the beloved "blankie" out of the crib, and she gets
to snuggle it just a bit longer if she stays in.)
|She wanted just a few more minutes *after* she|
got dressed on this particular morning...
|Allie Joy L-O-V-E-S to slide. This is a serious work-out for mommy|
and daddy, since she's not quite big enough to walk up all of the
steps to get back up to the top.
|...on the slide...|
|I love these grins! I also love that I can see her little tiny feet through her|
clear jelly sandals. :)
Her not-so-little personality is showing up a little more every day. It has become very clear that she isn't going to be a passive wallflower! She makes her opinions, wants, likes, and dislikes very clear to us these days. It is not out of the ordinary for her to ask for something, hear a "no", and throw herself onto the floor in a fit of what we affectionately call "squawks". She doesn't like for other kids to invade her space, and tends to "squawk" if they enter her bubble. It is not a cute sound, but we're working on it.
This parenting/guiding/directing/shaping business is more challenging than we thought! And I'm sure it will only become more so...but I consider every challenge a privilege!