The last time Nellie and Mikhail were together was in September when Nellie was only six weeks old.
Just look at them now!
It was so much fun to bring them together again, eight months later. They are only two months apart, Mikhail turning one in June and Nellie behind him in August. As babydom goes, however, two months time can mean worlds of difference. Mikhail is walking (everywhere!), while Nellie is just experimenting with weight on her feet. And while she will launch into a pretty mean crawl if she spies something she really wants (dog toys are high on this list, as are remotes, phones, and hot beverages), she is otherwise pretty content to stay in one spot and play.
Even though Nellie would have loved nothing more than to sit and play with Mikhail, he had places to go and things to see — like what the drawers and cupboards and rooms were hiding. Nellie tried her best, though. She tried to hold his hand, and when he turned away from her, she spied another way to make him pay attention to her.
Baby girl isn’t subtle.
There were moments of playtime together.
And with a scooter.
But for the most part, they were two separate little personalities with separate interests exploring separate worlds of fun.
Even when we tried to pose them for pictures in their fancy new outfits from Gramma K and Pappa Tom.
I like to call this picture, “how many hands does it take to keep Mikhail in a seat”.
As you can see, he has boundless energy.
But even Nellie wouldn’t sit still for photos. Places to crawl, and toys to lick.
~ Day 2 of posts from our trip to Florida. They might go in order, they might not. They might be themed, they might not. They will all be adorable. ~