|Ave, the cheese & Bea, the scavenger.|
Bea has eaten better today than any other day in her life. She sits at the foot of the highchair waiting for a morsel to drop or for Ave's hand to become within reach of her mouth. It's actually quite amusing to watch her tease Bea. She will wiggle her hand over the edge then withdrawl it at the last second and stuff the fistful of peppers, turkey, ramen, cucumbers, whatever, into her own mouth.
It is strange to me to see someone so small walking, communicating, being a little stink pot. I did this once before with my own child, but she is 10 now and I have long since forgotten all these little things. Like saying "meow" to a kitty 3,491 times in a half hour. Or saying "uh oh" when she pulls the ornaments off my Christmas tree. Even giggling uncontrollably as the dog decides she is better than a washcloth and cleans Ave's face with her tongue. She is the sweetest little bean. I remember my own being this sweet and I don't at the same time. I know she was. I know she was a very happy baby who spoke well and got into little mischief, but since Alanna is no longer small, Ave get's first place in the best baby category.