Alana has become very helpful to me as of late…assisting with the vacuum, crawling all over the dishwasher, emptying the cabinets of Ziplock containers, and always eager to toss objects into toilet bowls. I’ve been busy chasing her around, to be sure, and every moment has provided it’s share of entertainment
Here, Alana is very concerned about which of her 3 pacifiers she should employ. I usually have one in her crib and the other two in the diaper bag, but she recently discovered them and now she knows where I keep them. So, she empties the diaper bag in search of them, and even knows how to throw the plastic cases on the floor to crack them open. She faces a serious dilemma when she has one in her mouth and comes across the other two. She actually sits there and switches every few seconds. It is hilarious, and I really need to get it on video!
Here she is, deliberating…
I’ve talked about how Alana actually enjoys lemon, so I decided to let her try a pickle recently at Panera Bread. She loved it! So, below is her first encounter with a pickle, and she ate mostly all of it!
She also managed to get her first mosquito bite last week! So sad! It got very large and red, and is going away SO slowly! Mean, bad mosquito!Â
Alana hanging out around the house…
Last week, Rich’s great aunt came in town for the weekend, and we all had a wonderful time seeing her for the first time in several years! Thursday night was a special time, as we had a girls night out making holiday centerpieces! Here I am with my mother-in-law Paula, sister-in-law Susan, and niece, Alex!Â
And here is the lovely, sweet, and hilarious Aunt Gerri!Â
We had a few more family get togethers while Aunt Gerri was in town, and here is Alana with her cousins Jake and Ben!Â
Then on Sunday evening we enjoyed a going away dinner party for our friend Apryl, who is moving to California!
A little mommy-Alana time!Â
Goodbye for now, Apryl! We will be praying for you, we are excited for you, but we will miss you! See you soon!