We celebrated the girls half birthdays over the weekend, Waverly is halfway to FIVE at the end of this week and Avalon turned eighteen months last month. We've been doing half-birthday cakes since Waverly was six months old, this year she wanted to make the cake entirely herself (and was so proud that she even cracked the eggs on her own!) and Avalon wanted nothing to do with that part, she instead only wanted to eat every little bit. My husband & I sang to them, four years and counting, Waverly gets crazy shy anytime the birthday song is for her, even when it's just the four of us. She clutched onto Avalon the whole time, which is such a perfect indicator of their relationship! ;)
I thought I would share a little update on the girls lately, they are both at really good ages right now and I'm desperately wishing time could stop and I could bottle them up exactly as they currently are.
Four has been a much more manageable age for Waverly than three was, of course we still have our moments, but overall the sass & drama has calmed way down (insert biggest praise hands here). To know her is to love her, her personality is as big as her heart and once she gets comfortable with you, she will be your best friend forever. Right now ballet is her favorite day of the week, she loves to dance, changes tutus at least ten times a day, and lines us all up on the couch to do a performance most nights before bed. She has approximately 634567 Shopkins and is obsessed with every one of them, along with her baby dolls, she can stay entertained in her room by herself for hours if we let her. The girls in her class at school mean everything to her, second only to Avalon who she has single-handedly nicknamed "Ava", she really is the best big sister in the world. Every night she makes sure Avalon has her bunnies and favorite Elmo books, and if she knows the next day is a school day for her, wants to make sure Avalon has a place to go and will be well-taken care of. ;) She can drive me literally to crazytown and then seconds later I am reminded of how crazy in love I am with her. Her personality reminds me a lot of mine, funny how that works.
Sweet baby Avalon. Not really a baby anymore, but still very much feels like one to us! She's matured so much in the last couple of months, probably more than any other time in her entire little life, which I think is a combination of it being the age she is and that she copies everything Waverly does. She is more obsessed with her than ever before, it's so funny, anytime she gets a snack or sippy cup, she makes sure to get one for Waverly and then runs over saying "siiiiissy" and handing it to her. It's hands down, my favorite! Some of her other current favorite words are "mine", "faffles", "more", and she loves to repeat all of the names of our family. She can get shy with new people at first, and clutches onto our legs but quickly comes around, and is currently very much a daddy's girl. Her favorite show is Sesame Street, she loves to "read", plays with balls & trucks, climbs on everything, and is the best cuddler around!!! We just adore her sweet and sensitive little demeanor so much.
A few photos of the girls together from lately, we have officially decided that Waverly looks like me and Avalon looks like my husband, though I always see similarities in the two of them as well!
Wishing you a very happy Tuesday!