Last week we went to visit our cousins in Tacoma. As I’ve mentioned before, Jodi is my first cousin, which makes Aili and Sophie second cousins – – or cousins removed, or something like that. So for ease we just call them both ‘cuz’. Sophie is 6 months older, and, well, we have a lot of catching up to do!
Sophie is full of energy and is on the go every minute she’s awake. She started walking early (about the age Aili is now, in fact) and runs everywhere. She’s signing and starting to talk, and is an expert at animal sounds. It’s also remarkable how observant she is. She would notice a monkey or a flower on a logo or on a t-shirt in a store and make the signs for them, and we wouldn’t have even noticed the picture.
Last time we saw them Aili was stuck on her belly. Now she can crawl and stand up, but hopefully by next time we see them she’ll be able to walk along with Sophie. How cute will that be???
Reunited at last!
Despite all the smiles, we actually had the worst night we’ve EVER had when we were in Tacoma. Aili is usually such an easy and flexible traveller, but one night she woke up around midnight, and kept me up till after four. I have no idea why, but at least she didn’t repeat the performance!
Back when we were sleep training we had some bad nights, but at least we understood WHY.
“Hi Mommy! Look how sweet and innocent I am! Maybe I’ll let you sleep tonight, maybe not! HA!”
An introduction: the leash. Oh, wait, it’s not a leash. It’s a new friend who you wear as a backpack. Mommy gets to hold onto the tail.
The new friend, Louis, was very popular until the actual restraining started to happen.