Jericho's personality is really developing. If you are around her you will notice she loves to play with her tongue and she loves to wave. Despite having mastered the wave over 2 months ago she is still thrilled to pieces with this trick. She is also well known for her BIG smiles that are very easy to come by. Up until a few days ago you would find Jericho doing the arm crawl/inch worm to get from toy to toy and at 8 months she already knows that THE toy to have is Nilla. Anytime Nilla was dropped she would make a bee line for her, occasionally getting there before Nilla was swiped and treating Nilla to a baby slobber facial. Jericho is territorial and sensitive. She hugs her toys close when she sees toddlers getting close to her space and if said toddler tries to take the toy away she does not let it go unnoticed. She seems to be holding her ground as the little sister pretty well and even occasionally stops to take some advise from the big sister.
Jericho seems to enjoy mowing the lawn in the backpack carrier just like Blythe.
Blythe is still the mother hen around here, always checking up on me. Most of the things she asks me about are things I have told her or things I have checked with her about like "did Jericho eat well? on both sides?," or "mommy was she poopie?" me: "yes" Blythe: "did you make sure and wipe her bobbom?" But then she will throw something out that makes you stop and think where did she get that. I had just finished filling up the car when Blythe checks "did you put the top back on?" me: "yes" Blythe: "did you close the cover?" Then I think 'seriously?' where do you get this stuff?
The other day I had walked away from my laundry hanging exercise and came back to this...seriously no instruction, not prompting...I could get used to this!
She hung the clothes on the hangers and then onto the stroller
When Blythe isn't busy mothering me she is mothering BAB and Nilla, and occasionally she is just a bed headed 2.5 year old!
On Saturday we had 11 college kids come over for The Big Event to detail clean our house. Our house is now spit shined from top to bottom, fresh compost is in the garden, and the summer garden is planted. Blythe watched the kids scrub the house and entertained them with her mothering while Jericho entertained everyone with her big smiles and waves. It was nap time for Jericho and her room was still being cleaned so nap time on the lawn was the next best thing.