Donna's challenge this week is "Pajamas." I dug back through some we'd taken right after we brought Ava home. This is a ritual she was used to with her foster mother--to drink a hot cup of formula so she slept well. Before we brought her home, she was mainly on formula, and not many solids. We were told that because the summer was so hot, she didn't want to eat, but preferred to drink. Sophie quickly wanted in on the fun, and Ava would generously offer her sips. When Sophie would get finished, Ava took her dishtowel and dabbed at Sophie's mouth to wipe away the foam. BTW, the PJs were from one of my favorite Gymboree lines, "Paper Lanterns." I liked them so much that I got both a 12-18 mos. and an 18-24 mos. of the same outfit. Never once thinking I'd have TWO little girls to fill them at the same time. :o)
Sadly, this is one more part of Ava's past that is slipping away. She is now eagerly eating (understatement) the food we do, so the extra nutrition isn't necessary anymore. We've replaced this bedtime ritual with others that she enjoys...it includes kisses all around. Two weeks ago she started kissing back. :o)
Donna and others have written about the sizes of their children. Ava (23mos.) and Sophie (33mos.) both weigh 24 lbs. Ava is three inches shorter though, at a height of 33". Ava is in size 5 shoes and 2-3T clothes, and Sophie in 7 shoes, and 3-4T clothes.