Sunday, 29 December 2013: Two Hundred and Seventy Two Days Old.
Ayla’s starting to get a hang of this whole “kid” thing I think.
Although Ayla’s always loved watching other children, she hasn’t really had the chance to play with them on a no holds barred basis before.
But tonight after dinner Hubby and I sat Ayla on the floor along side her 7month old cousin to play with a bright red Christmas bauble.
It was so cute to watch them; both little girls wanting to have the bauble for themselves but being just as interested to see it taken away and held in the hands of the other.
After a while Tilly crawled off onto new adventures but other cousins kept coming by to stop and play with Ayla, give her a toy or say hello.
Ayla hung on every interaction like her world depended on it, and each time a cousin walk off I could see her longing to jump up and follow them.
Other things that happened today:
– We all went for an afternoon swim in a dam near the homestead. There was floating toys and kids everywhere and someone set up a diving plank by wedging an aluminium beam into the side of a parked Landcruiser.
– Ayla choked for the first time, on a bit of biscuit. Thankfully I always keep and eye on her when she eats and I was able to dislodge it really quickly. Very scary moment though.
– We put Ayla in a walker for the first time and she loved it! She hasn’t worked out the walking bit yet but she’s close.