When Lyla got her Bitty Baby for Christmas, I asked her what she wanted to name her and she said "Baby Lowen", so this baby doll has been her practice baby sister until the real deal comes. She is (usually) so sweet and nurturing with her (you know, when she's not throwing her across the room), and it makes me really excited to see her take this big sister role so seriously. She loves to bathe her, feed her, put her to bed, strap her in her carseat for errands (and she always has her diaper bag in tow when we are going somewhere), and they even dress alike sometimes! :)
changing her diaper
putting her to bed (she goes through the whole routine...reads her a book, turns on her pretend sound machine, prays with her, kisses her, then tiptoes out. So sweet!!)
Just stopping mid-breakfast to check her heartbeat.
The other day, Sawyer and Ava came over for a playdate. Lyla LOVES her time with her friends...
Brooklyn wanted to join the photo shoot!
Another morning time playdate with Sawyer! YAY! (please notice Lyla and Baby Lowen's matching PJ's)
Jam Session with Daddy!! Lyla seriously thinks she's a rockstar and takes her guitar playing very seriously. She often talks about the rock band she's going to be in and says that Sawyer is going to play the drums, she's going to play the guitar (or "Tee-Car" as she calls it), and Lowen is going to be the lead singer with a microphone (she always adds the microphone part). When I ask her who's going to play the keyboard, she says "Katie" as in Sawyer's mom. I can't WAIT for a front row seat to that concert!!!!
And when she's not in Rockstar mode, she's into...
playing beauty parlor (seriously, MULTIPLE times a day! She even sucks Daddy into it when he gets home from work. And, yes, the blanket is her cape.)
A sure sign of things to come...wanting to climb into Daddy's lap as soon as he has a baby to feed. :)
And, yes, more rockstar.
And more dress up.
As this girl becomes more and more TWO years old (aka lots of fits and drama), it's a good thing she's CUTE and keeps us laughing. And is still so stinkin' sweet...you know, when she's not throwing a fit. :)