I wasn't trying to take their picture, but I had Brielle sitting in the chair while I was putting clothes away and Raya insisted on sitting with sissy. That poor Raya, she is just dying for Brielle to be big enough to play with her!! Today I showed Raya how she could hand a soft little stuffed doll to Brielle and then I'd say "oh no! She's EATING the baby!!!" as Brielle would lick it, and then Brielle would drop the doll and I'd say "She threw the baby at you Raya!" and Raya would laugh and laugh and laugh haha. She really thought they were playing together and she was so excited.
Raya then wanted to play school bus with Brielle...so she went and got her toy to bring to the chair...
|"Raya's not sharing with me mom!!!"|
Then she wanted to give sissy a pretend drink of water. I think Brielle may still have the imprint of that glass rim on her face--Raya was really shoving it into her mouth!
It's a delicate line I walk when trying to keep Raya from hurting Brielle, because I want her to like her sister, but at the same time she doesn't always know her own strength! And if I try to correct her with Brielle she either ignores me because I'm being to nice about it, or she starts crying because she thinks I was mean. Oy.
Speaking of 2 year olds and how difficult they are!!.....Raya is getting progressively worse about the whole "No! Ray Ray do it!" thing. Today I took the girls to the park for awhile and it was unplanned (we were just planning to go to the post office)...so I didn't have water and it's blazing hot here today. Well she started whining for water and a grandma was their with her grandkids and had an extra bottle of water she said Raya could have. I tried helping Raya drink from it and oh my, TANTRUM CITY! I felt so embarassed by my naughty kid LOL...she was screaming "NO! Ray Ray do it!!" and wouldn't let go of the b ottle and was trying to rip it from my hands and splashing water everywhere haha. I just looked at the other lady and said "she's definitely two years old!" ...I mean, what can you do! She also insists on doing other ridiculous things herself, like she had to carry in the groceries the other day from the car, which took her an insanely long time. She insists on putting on her own shoes, which somehow always end up on the wrong feet (you'd think she'd have a 50/50 shot of getting it right, but somehow it's always wrong!)....I mean, I'm just exhausted haha. And she woke up at 6am today too....she's sleeping less and less and I'm actually starting to worry she might try giving up her afternoon nap....cue Mama freaking out!!!! :-)
Potty training at least is still going pretty well. She didn't do quite as good in the pull ups this morning, but with underwear on she catches herself and does pretty well. Pooped in her underwear today....she refuses to entertain the idea of pooping on the potty....I"m not even picking that battle right now.
Grandma and Grandpa H. left this morning. Raya wasn't in to Grandpa this time so much, but she loved Grandma. She woke up this morning and asked where Grandma was and I said she was in the bathroom....so Raya waited outside the bathroom door and then when it opened she ran as fast as those little legs could carry her and had her arms open wide for a hug haha...it was adorable.
Let's end with some pictures of the happiest baby in the world....my giggly, smiley love bug!
She's so funny, she just loves to chew on that one pointer finger for some reason!