Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Favorite Child

I know I can't really have a favorite child, and for the most part I don't, but I sure love having one that doesn't talk back and pick fights with anyone else.  Are you sensing a theme in my recent posts?  Can you tell there's been a bit of dischord around here?  Sheesh!  Anyway, Alayna is about as sweet as they come.  And she is really funny.  She's at that stage of babbling really intently but of course none of it comes out as real words.  Also, there is no mistaking it when she is trying to communicate that she wants something.  She stares it down and does a sort of growl/grunt.  I'm thinking she might be ready to try and come up with another way to get that point across since the current method seems to hurt her throat a little and make her cough.  Another of her talents is shaking her to say "no."  She pretty much always means "no" when she does it, too.  If I ask her if she wants her milk and then ignore her head shake and give it to her anyway, she promptly throws her cup to the floor. 
This picture makes her look like she is moving at light speed, doesn't it?  Madeleine picked out her outfit this day, cute baby skinny jeans and a tunic.  Very fashionable.  You can kind of see how darling Alayna's hair is getting to be.  The back and sides are filling in finally and she's got a little curl going on.  And she's so blonde!  Her hair likes to fall straight into her eyes and she won't keep bows in her hair so lately we have resorted to the one ponytail on top.  She really works that look.

Here again in her favorite place.  Notice the final touch on her fashionable outfit--the shoes.  What 13-month-old doesn't need a pair of pink platform sandals?
One last bit.  She's pretty excited about learning to eat using utensils instead of her fingers or having someone else feed her.  On several occasions she has turned her nose up at something I try to feed her on a fork or spoon, but if I let her hold it herself she'll gobble it right up.  She's a cute girl and we can't get enough of her!


The Sorensens said...

sweet baby! You really do appreciate their innocence more the third time around, don't ya?

Ashley said...

She is SO stinkin' cute! Her and Elsie can rock the pony on top together ;)

English Garden said...

So cute! I can totally relate to your last post aswell:)

Mark & Bek said...

She is so cute. I love her cheeks. Madeline's hair looks amazing in the post below. I am really impressed.

PS You know who said...

She loves her fork because it is the one her daddy used when he was her age, right? (I couldn't quite see the initials engraved on the handle.)