Ayla turned one month older today, and with it came her very first tooth. You can't quite see anything yet, but this morning you could definitely feel some little teeth poking out of her lower gums. She is also starting to get a bit of hair on her head, although it's also hard to see :)
I think the most common thing I say to Ayla is a drawn out "Hey :)" which causes a huge grin to come over her face every single time without fail. I might be imagining things but I'm pretty sure Ayla has been saying lots of happy "hey"s to me too. She was so excited in the bathroom at church last week when she heard her echo for the first time. She started going crazy laughing and making all sorts of noises at the top of her lungs. What a fun, happy girl she is.
She is such a brave little girl, and continues to eat everything you put in her mouth, both of which qualities we love to point out to TJ when he says he is scared, or struggles to eat what is on his plate. TJ has gone from calling her "A-ya" to now "A-wa" but his nickname for her is "Rosie" and "baby girl." Trent and I have other nicknames for her like "Ayla Mayla" and "Miss Rose." Today Trent called her "Ayla Mayla," and TJ was quick to say, "No Daddy, it's Rosie."
|This month we started to give Ayla food from our plate.|
Here she is enjoying her very first macaroni and cheese!
|While in Tallahassee we went to the FSU basketball preseason opener.|
|Rylee was her usual helpful self and held Ayla during the game.|
|Ayla is starting to take steps with TJ's old walker.|
She has also stood on her own a few times.
|We went to the UF homecoming parade with our new neighbors, the Brienholts, and the Sirmans.|
|At the parade with my matching babies|
|Judy and Wes bought this cute outfit for Ayla when they went to China this summer.|
TJ insisted on wearing the matching shorts so that he could be in the picture too.
|TJ plays so rough with Ayla, but she seems to love it.|
She is such a giggly girl, especially when big brother is acting goofy,
putting pillows on her head or wrestling her to the ground.
|We did playgroup at the Santa Fe Zoo.|
|Afterwards I took pictures of the kids in their stripes.|
|Love our little Rosie|