Friday, January 30, 2009

Let's Pretend!

So I snapped a couple pictures of Jillian in her new Tinkerbell dress yesterday. It's a little big (2T), but the smallest they had and it was like 75% off.

She's on the move a lot now (and fast!), but I managed to get this shot of her fleeting smile, which has been in hiding for some time.

Today we went to Target to have her one year pictures taken. In the store, I realized that it was time to get the harness/leash. She's not the biggest fan of holding my hand and kept taking off in the store.

Jilly loves pretending that things are telephones. Anything flat and long will do: remote controls, actual phones, our wireless thermostat (which is especially fun when she turns the heat off on the touch screen), and daddy's calculator (pictured here).

And finally, not accompanied by pictures, we have had a breakthrough. After her visit with her grandparents for a couple nights, Jillian returned to us even more independent than before. She has finally reached the point where she wants to go down for her nap awake! I've been "cheating" with naps and rocking with her until she dozed off for months now, but finally she just decided it was time! She's been going down for the night awake for a while, but yesterday was the day. And for 3 of 4 naps now, she's successfully put herself to sleep!


Carlson Family said...

Woohoo - independent napper!!

bebe said...

the tink constume doesn't look too big...i think the 2T will be great...she'll be able to wear it for a long while.

Jen Sellers said...

Isn't it so nice to be able to just lay her down and walk out?!! When people are over, and I go to put Molly down for her nap, I often hear the comment "that's it?" Yes, that's it when they can put themselves to sleep!! It's so great. Enjoy.