Malia holds an annual movie marathon party on New Years Eve and Day, so Allison and I drove down in her "Muggle Born" onesie from Mike and Shannon and her "Sparkle" pants, complete with magic wand, from mom.
Here's Allison looking cute in her "little black tee" from Becky Jensen. She was also gifted a "little black dress," from Amy Foster, which will make several picture appearances over the next few months.
Allison's unique little quirks started coming out more and more in January. When Tyler was a baby I could do anything to him while he was nursing without complaint. I'd trim his nails, give him medicine, even coaxed a cat hair out of his eye once. Allison, on the other hand, gets very offended by this. She gives me this look like "Mom! How dare you! Mealtime is sacred!" She also won't nurse for comfort. After Tyler's immunizations all I had to do was nurse him and he'd be happy, but not Allison. She's like "mommy, why are you trying to distract me? Acknowledge my distress already!" On January 10th she had her first little fever, but fortunately loved the Tylenol we spoon fed her and basically just slept the sickness off. Ty, on the other hand, never seemed to care for or act at all affected by Tylenol.
My sweet Ty guy looking so smart and handsome in his yellow shirt and tie from uncle Phil and aunt Sharlie. He had some potty success in January, finally being willing to poop in the potty.
He's become more interested in television, which bothered me at first, but now I've changed my mind about it. I used to have a daily time limit for him, but he learns so much from it. Shows targeted to small children often ask questions for the viewers to answer (how many are there, will you help us, etc.)? In all my years of babysitting I'd never once seen a child respond to that, and Tyler would do it all the time. Plus he picks up on a ton of new vocabulary. My new rule is no more than 30 minutes at a time. He has to do something else in between the television time for at least 15 minutes. We also go to storytime regularly, and sometimes he is incredibly interactive there. He always seems excited for it, even if he ends up acting indifferent while he's there. I think he has a healthy enough range of interests now that I'm not too worried about how much he likes TV.
This girl knows when she's sleepy! She would zonk out pretty much anywhere, but definitely had a preference to sleep on people.
I have a really hard time finding shoes for Tyler because his feet are so wide and thick, and it appears Allison has inherited the same trait. I try to put shoes on her since she was gifted so many cute pairs, but they're either too tight or she kicks them right off. Baby shoes are not made for my babies' feet!
Being cute with daddy! Her legs started really chunking up in January, though thankfully they're nowhere near as big as Tyler's were. He was a size 4 diaper at 5 months!
Sweet girl loves her daddy man!
Oscar's parents got us a spiralizer attachment for our kitchenaid, and I love it! I make zucchini pasta for my salads and spaghetti every week. Who knew raw zucchini was so tasty!
On the right is the gummy worm Tyler refused to eat as his potty treat because he said it looked like a snake.
My fashionable little spinner!
Love my little lady!
Allison weighed in at 15 pounds 1 ounce at her 4 month check up today. She was born 7 pounds even. Tyler was born 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 18 pounds 10 ounces at his 4 month check. If there's one thing I do well, it's fatten up babies.
It's not always easy to get this girl to look at the camera.
Here's Ty hanging out at Thomas Cason's mission farewell - jamming with him and petting the dog.
One day while reading Tyler the book "Hands are not for Hitting"
Me: "Hands are not for hitting. Hands are for drawing, shaking hands, eating, drinking"
Tyler: "and hitting."
While reading Tyler the book "Teeth are not for Biting"
Me: "Teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts!"
Tyler laughs and bites the book
Just hanging out looking cute!