Besides all of the baby excitement, we’ve been having a double-night sleepover with Ali’s BFF AJ.
Which, of course, means that there is now an added matching jammies sleepover picture.
Here’s the history:
April 2008, Ali: 15 Mos, AJ: 18 Mos
November 2008, Ali: 22 Mos, AJ: 25 Mos
March 2009, Ali: 26 Mos, AJ: 29 Mos
And now, Ali: 29 Mos, AJ: 32 Mos
They have had a blast. From swinging on the swing:
To doubling up (in a quite squooshed manner) in the CVS car:
To having girl talk in AJ’s “special special” bed before they went their separate ways for the night:
These girls, without a doubt, love each other.
And the great part is, they’re old enough now to invent games together. Here are a couple videos of their play from the past couple of days:
But besides THEIR fun, I always learn something at every sleepover. I learned TWO things this sleepover:
1. When having a pottytraining child staying at your house, it is imperative that you make sure to use their terminology for pottytraining, not yours.
For instance, if they use “tinkle”, don’t ask them if they have to “tee tee”, and if they use the term “make a stinky”, don’t ask them if they have to “poo poo” – the answer will always be no.
However, pottytraining children are not as volatile as one might suspect. They WILL be able to hold it until you figure out the correct potty verbage.
2. Although all of Ali’s sleeping buddies are quite soft, Iris (AJ’s baby doll’s) head is QUITE heavy and loud. And, although Ali’s friends make NO noise when thrown, when Iris is thrown from a bed, it might sound like the bed itself just fell over onto a toddler.
However, it’s just Iris’ hard head. There is no need to rush up the stairs in a blinding panic.
We’ve had a wonderful sleepover, and even on their THIRD day together, the girls are still getting along beautifully. And that is a true toddler miracle!