Helen turned 18 months, and is fast becoming Miss Cheese. Here is Her Orneriness after lunch one day. I didn't think it was possible for anyone to be a messier eater than Owen. Then I met Helen. This happens to be after clean-up.The messy eating surprises me. Helen is showing interest in liking her things neat and orderly. She likes to help put things away--her room-time toys, clean dishes from the dishwasher, her blankets and H pillow and Night-Night Bear. But like her daddy says, she eats the way the rest of us wish we could--with thorough enjoyment and utter abandon of social restraint. She had her first ever Double-Stuf Oreo in the car the other day, and as we were rounding the corner to home, I heard a loud slurping noise that was her sucking every last bit of chocolate off her fingers.
These shots from another day are before clean-up. She was extremely pleased to be sitting in her brother's chair.
Here we are before going to a Mother-Daughter Tea last Saturday. Helen is wearing her "new" sparkly princess slippers that I picked up at our church's mega yard sale. Daddy told her to SMILE so she gave it her best. I'm 33 1/2 weeks pregnant here (that's out of 40 for those of you who didn't know.)
Helen and her cousin Abby didn't have posing on their day's agenda.
Her first mother-daughter event.
Finally....the food! She managed to stay non-messy, but she made up for it by flooding her diaper while Aunt Mary Jane was holding her. Sorry about your dress, Aunt Mary Jane! But at least that was a little less embarrassing for me than being told by a grocery store employee, while I was emptying my food onto the conveyor belt, "Ma'am! I've been watching your cart, and something is leaking--I think it's your daughter's diaper. Yes, it is, even her little feet are wet!" With my face flaming, I looked back to see the drippy trail. Clean up on aisle 5!