Alise's new word this week is "Hey!" I love it! Everything is "Hey, Hey!" She loves for you to repeat her. We go through the "Hey" conversation (repeating each other) several times a day. We've been working with a spoon at night and with all things...Jello! I normally put a spoon beside her plate at supper, but she mostly uses it to massage her gums (puts it in her mouth the wrong way). But we've been "practicing" with Jello and sometimes she does very well. She still doesn't understand that she's suppose to use her spoon for other things. Speaking of Alise and eating (By the way, she's up to 23 pounds!!), this past weekend when Alise and I ran out to the mall, I shared a kid's meal with her from Chick-fil-a. She did okay with the nuggets.
The best news of the day is that Alise did not cry this morning when I dropped her off at school. She didn't want to go to Ms. Sandy at first, but she eventually did and she didn't seem to be upset. I was so relieved.
Oh! Two things I need to share! Much to my chargin, Alise's hair is beginning to turn blonde. If you look closely, it almost looks as though her hair has been streaked with red highlights. The "new" hair growing underneath is most definitly blonde. The crown of her head is turning blonde. It seems that the only really red places are on the tips of her hair. The other thing I need to share (and write in her baby book before I forget!) is that Alise's top right eye tooth is really starting to come in! She looks so funny when she smiles because that top tooth is justa shining! She is also cutting the one on the left, but it's coming in a little slower. She's STILL missing those top two front teeth. I still wonder every day whether or not she is going to be my little "toothless wonder." Ya know? I made a bet with Cousin Mirya when they were here last month for Alise's birthday that I didn't think Alise would have cut more than four teeth by the time we left to go to Alabama in July. I'm beginning to think that I was right.