Ali and I babysat AJ earlier this week, and as usual, the girls had a blast together. They are starting to play more “together” than just next to each other, and it’s so fun to watch them:
AJ also enjoyed posing for pictures. She was very much enjoying smiling, then looking at her picture.Ali, although usually loving to see pictures, was much too engrossed in understanding ALL of AJ’s toys:
Do you think they look more or less like each other than they did here, 6 months ago?
I also have a video of some of their fun over at B-Sides.
In other news, Ali is definitely attached to her squares-winnings-chair. She calls it “new chair”, and begs, “Play new chair!! Play new chair!!”
It is so amusing to me how toddlers pick up on their parent’s habits, even if they aren’t exposed to them all the time.
I always cuddle up in a blanket when on the couch – but usually this happens after Ali’s bedtime. But apparently she has seen me do this enough that she is aware of my habit and wants to be like Mommy. She found a blanket and made it her “new chair covers” – she leaves it in her chair, and every time she crawls into her chair, she pulls her covers over her. Then she’ll point to my blanket at say “Mommy’s covers!!”, wanting me to cover up also.And today, we took Ali to Tuscaloosa. We didn’t stay for the game, just for the tailgating. Here are a few pics:
Truly “tailgating” with Daddy:
Happy to sit in a “big girl chair”
Daddy bought Ali a doll when we were out on our walk. It got much love for the rest of the day.
Eating is always a potentially messy time at tailgating. . especially when the name of the food already begins with “sloppy” (joe’s).
Ali kept trying to sip-steal my coke (she’s never had it but she sure does try!!). Isn’t that a felony in 48 states?
Sitting with Papa:
Noooo, she’s not the center of attention. . .
Sharing celery with Mommy:
And really examining Kristina’s buttons.
It was a fun but exhausting day – we got her down for her nap at a record-late 3pm!! We woke her up at 6:15pm. I think she would have slept through the night if we hadn’t woken her up.