Sweet girl


Avyn learned to blow through her lips the other day… you can see that her brother is very distracting to her in her practicing. But, she loves seeing what he’s doing and tries to participate when she can. She’s still a mama’s girl, and she gives hugs and kisses when I pick her up, which is so sweet. She has signed Mama and milk with intention, and was so happy when we responded correctly. She loves her daddy and brother, and if she can hear them at all she wants to abandon whatever is happening (nursing, changing, playing) to see what they are doing.

She is quite the little trooper, but still very opinionated. I took her to Austin by myself for a reception for a friend who was moving overseas. We drove down in the afternoon and back after the reception the same day, so it was quite a journey. She did so well, and entertained herself in the backseat or slept the whole way. But, a couple of times she dropped her favorite rattle and she let out her “indignant” cry that stopped as soon as I dropped the rattle back in the seat.

Sweet siblings

Playing peek-a-boo together

Just hanging out

They love hanging out together. I could leave Avyn in Sean’s room on the floor and she would happily watch him or play with his toys. He would also enjoy it… until he tried pushing her over to see what happened. Still, they hang out quite a bit and I’m sure when Avyn starts moving he’s going to have to try hard to lose her.

Sean speaks

Sean is at the age where pretty much everything he says is funny and/or sweet. Some recent gems:

When I told him not to get in Avyn’s crib to play with the mobile – “It’s fine Mommy” in a tone of oh don’t worry Mom

“Robot lamp!” – about his newest construction

“Take a walk — ?” – fill in the blank with any number of fun locations

“Oh nooooo! Happened!” – about anything big or small that might have happened

“Strawberry pancakes ready.” or sandwich, muffin, lunch, eggs, basically anything I have to make (but said at any time, to tell me that’s what he’d like me to make)

“Too heavy!” – when he tried to pick up his car seat while Ryan was moving the seats

I bought a box of cereal as a special July 4th daddy is on vacation treat. Sean really liked it. Two weeks later…
Ryan – “What do you want for breakfast?”
Sean – “Cereal”
Ryan – “How about eggs? You need some protein.”
Sean, with a big grin – “No eggs, cereal!”

We practice shaking hands and saying “Nice to meet you!” when you meet someone. He never really said it until the other day when we had a new sitter and as she was leaving he said with a sweet little grin “Meet you!”. Love.

Me – “Sean are you ok? Do you have issues?”
Sean – “Not issues, have some water shoes!”

The sweetest one lately is “Thank you Mommy!” which he says all the time lately. We didn’t teach him to say thank you, we just said it when he handed us something or did something for us. I wondered if he would pick it up that he’s supposed to say it, or if he would think we were the only ones who said thank you. But no, he’s got it down. So much so that he says it all the time. He pushed a little kids cart around BuyBuyBaby the other day and at the checkout, as she handed me my receipt, before we said anything, he told her “Thank you, bye!” and pushed his cart back to the front.