Today is the day we finally decided to have Aunt Jessica give Rainah her first "haircut" (really it was just a bang trim). Her hair is always in her eyes; I've tried to remedy it using barretts, hairbands, and hats, none of which stay in for more than about 3 seconds. So our personal hairstylist saved the day! She only trimmed the very front, so I guess it wasn't an official haircut, but I still saved a lock. Earlier in the day, Grandma and Grandpa babysat for a little while and Rainah drifted off to sleep in Grandma's arms (she hasn't done that since she was about 5 months old!) Don't let the photos fool you, though! She loves to get into things and is walking like a pro - even trying to run! She has so much energy it just amazes me.
Another first happened this past week - her first real word(s). We've heard lots of dadadada's, and other gibberish, but after dinner one night this week she said, "All Done". I thought it was a fluke at first, but she's been doing it ever since! She said it tonight after dinner about 498 times - literally! She cracks us up.
Asleep in Grandma's lap (and smiling too!)
Notice the pacifier in her hand... she doesn't use them in the traditional way: she has to have one to hold in each hand before she goes to sleep, and that's all she does with them... just holds them
Playing at Grandma and Grandpa's
The trim begins
Keeping busy playing with the cell phone
The finishing touches
Mom keeping a close eye (and collecting all the pieces of hair I could)
Thank you Aunt Jessica! I can see again!