We are overflowing with pictures these days, and that is tending to prescribe and/or proscribe my posting.
I had to go into the city yesterday, but, since it was also SIL's first day back at work since the great birthing incident, it was Mom's first day at home alone with the kids. So, we took pity on her by having the glorious Nikki Dee for a sleep-over and then taking her into town with us.
For almost the first time in the evening, she actually sat quietly while I attempted to go through a picture book with her. Usually, she is all about turning to the next page as quickly as possible, but she actually became attentive for a while. She is definitely a mover and not a sitter, but I was quite pleased to have her be so contemplative for a few moments; I rather enjoyed reading to my own kids, and I felt that we were getting closer to it that night although she does look a little impish in the photo below.
Riding in the car is another time when she's pretty quiet. I know that she strapped in too tightly to move around much, but she also seems happy to sit and gaze. She's wearing her extremely cute sweater coat; people often remark on it. It has a pointed elf hat, and she's about as cute as can be in it.
Once we were in the mall for my pedorthic appointment, Cuppa had to take care of her in her natural state — ie very active. Indeed, Nikki Dee reverted to her very active self and led Cuppa on a merry chase hither, thither, and yon for the duration. But then, she was pretty well behaved in the restaurant afterwards. She drew and coloured and munched happily (below).
That was followed by a stop at the library where she had a chance to work out some more beans, which involved much moving of things although we were enjoying a semi-quiet moment in the next photo.
Finally, she conked on the ride home. She's so active that it's a wonder that she doesn't conk out more often, but she does tend to resist nap time.
She's always cute, but it's really nice when she's both cute and tranquil.