I've never been a huge fan of the color pink, but Allison just looks so fabulous in it in all its various shades.
Tyler is growing up and getting more and more independent these days. He wants to do everything by himself, even if he's not physically capable of it (like pushing the vacuum). I've always been very cautious with Tyler because of his vast potential for mess and destruction, but I've been trying to give him more privileges and responsibilities as he grows to help him learn how to use things appropriately. For example, Tyler's always found a way to dump or drip the liquid out of his sippy cups, no matter how leak proof they claim to be. He'd shown some improvement at listening and not intentionally spilling his cups, so we gave him a new privilege and let him start carrying his sippy cup around the house. Then we second guessed ourselves when he figured out how to spit his orange soda into the fan. With Tyler it's pretty clear that we can't just tell him not to be messy and destructive. We have to give him opportunities to be appropriately messy and destructive and then attempt to teach him when it's appropriate and when it's not. It's a slow going process...glaciers move faster....
This was a super cute exchange between Allison and Nibbler. I was getting in some good cuddles with my baby and my furbaby when he sniffed at her face and she shied away from him in her very dainty way before they both went back to their previous positions.
Such a sweetheart!
She's the perfect sister for this silly Ty guy. Her calm demeanor complements his craziness.
Alli first started smiling and becoming interactive in November. She really responds to daddy.
We brought up the play chair for Allison from when Tyler was a baby. Guess who claimed it as his own? We actually had to put it away and bring it back out at the beginning of January since she wasn't all that interested in it yet and Tyler started refusing to eat anywhere but in the chair.
At 2 months old she measured 21 and 3/4 inches and weighed 11.3 pounds. She's growing fast but I'm so glad she's not on track to be the enormous baby Tyler was (he weighed 14 at that point). We'll still have the same issue of pants always being too long on her. Ty's pants were too long because I'd have to go a size or two beyond his age to fit his girth. Allison's just short (18th percentile).
She just looks so beautiful in whatever I put her in.
The many faces of Allison!
Love getting sweet snuggles with my girl. Sometimes Nibbler joins in on the love.
Funny how it works sometimes. At 11 pounds I had to put Ty in size 2 diapers, even though size 1's say they last up to 14 pounds and size 2's don't start until 12 pound. At 11 pounds with Allison I could only use the Fred Meyer size 1 diapers since they run a bit small and the Huggies and Pampers size 1s I had were too big.