As Atley is now walking, talking and being a bouncy little copycat - her and Lincoln's relationship has blossomed into something beautiful. I worried when Lincoln gave us all the stink-eye the day we brought Atley home. (And I did feel bad for him - his whole life was changing!) Unfortunately, the stink-eye was just the beginning of what has been quite the adjustment
But, nowadays, these two are inseparable.
I beam with every giggle fest I stumble upon these two having together. I may even drop a silent tear of joy from time to time as observe them in their creative antics around the house and town. Most mornings, when Lincoln hears Atley waking, he runs to her room and climbs in her crib with her and they laugh together until I come get them out.
Together, these two drive . . .
Honk . . .
Fly . . .
Ride . . .
and learn . . .
They watch for the garbage truck on Tuesdays . . .
. . . and the neighbors' cats, lizards, hummingbirds and trains every other day . . .
Visit fire engines . . .
. . . and excavate fire pits . . .
Play peek-a-boo at the park . . .
And "row their boat" across the sea of carpet and tile, with their trusty fluffy companions in tow. . .
And now, together, they (and we!) look forward with excitement, for the new playmate that is heading their way . . .