This picture has nothing to do with the post. She's just so stinking cute and funny. Always trying to make me laugh.
We made a lot of predictions about how Chloe would adjust to life with a little sister. I always thought she would do well, but she has far exceeded my expectations. At first, she ignored Stella. She only paid attention when she cried. But in the span of a few days she became intrigued. She watched us as we nurtured our new baby and she took in every second of it. She has since become Stella's protector. When Stella cries, Chloe mimics her cry and looks at me like, "Mom, baby's crying. She needs your attention." She always wants to know where Stella is, and won't stop looking for her until she finds her.
Chloe doesn't want anyone messing with her sister. She gets very protective when kids at church or at the YMCA try and sneak a peek at Stella in her car seat. Whenever a kid approaches, Chloe lets out a little yell and looks directly at me. I don't know where that protective instinct comes from, but it's there. It's so sweet.
She also really, really wants to rock her sister in her swing. But it's a little too vigorous and terrifying. And Stella looks at Chloe with fear in her eyes. I have a feeling that's a look we'll see quite often.
My favorite thing is the car. The girls stare at each other. Stella looks at Chloe (even though I really don't think she can see that far).