Saturday, December 11, 2010
It's cool having a big sister
Suddenly Emily's very engaged with her sister. Who'd have thought? She's only three months old! But now every time she hears Chloe speak, she turns her head to try to see her. And when she does find her, she lights up in a big smile. Tonight Chloe was giving Emily some stickers, and with each one Emily would smile, giggle and coo. It was something else, especially since I have to work pretty hard to get a giggle out of Emily.
The way she looks at Chloe is completely different from how she looks at Julie and me. Julie described it best by saying that her look is one of complete amazement and envy. Chloe apparently has a wow factor that Mom and Dad definitely don't. It's as if she knows that Chloe will be the one teaching her the ropes and getting her into all sorts of mischief. I can't wait, really! If I have to put one more stuffed animal to bed for Chloe or change Elmo's diaper again, I think I'll pull my hair out.
A warning about 3D Christmas Movies
We took Chloe to see Santa vs. Snowman, a 3D IMAX Christmas movie, at the Museum of Civilization. She was scared to death and we had to take her out of the theatre. Who would have thought that it would be a cartoon movie about arctic warfare. Santa and his elves were shooting up a bunch of snowmen with lasers, cannons and bombs for the right to operate the toy distribution system. Someone should have warned us (i.e., the high-paid government employee selling the tickets). Chloe did look cute in the 3D glasses though!
Yes, Chloe is eating her popcorn out of a (clean) diaper. Hey, you work with what you've got.