I just snuck up on Loralai in the picture above. I work with Tyler on his speech a little everyday and she was just listening in the background and repeating some of the sounds I was saying to Tyler. She acts as my little helper often. She didn't know I was sneaking up behind her, so she was startled and started laughing when she saw me with the camera.
Loralai was sound asleep in this picture, after I took it Drew woke up, but she stayed asleep. Drew is such an amazing dad, he spends so much time not only playing with Tyler, but Loralai too. Her favorite thing to do right now is pick out a purse and a toy cellphone, then walk around with the purse and talk on the phone. The sweetest (and funniest) thing I have seen is my 6' 4" husband carry a purse and talk on the cellphone to make Loralai giggle. She is such a joy as a daughter, so sweet and giggly!
Here are a list of her favorites as of now (17 months):
Food: dried fruit, apples, strawberries, bananas, ham, carrots
Movie: Baby Faith God Made Music
Color: She grabs pink a lot, especially when pointing at shoes
Books: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Pat the Bunny; The ABC book of objects; God Made Colors; The Wheels on the Bus
Songs: Hot Dog Song (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse); No One (Alicia Keyes); Hot Potato (The Wiggles)
Toys: Purse, cellphone, Princess basketball set