Hannah fell in love for the first time today. Her name is Lila and in addition to being "infused with a delightful vanilla scent," she laughs, cries, sucks from a bottle, and has eyes that open and close. Hannah found her at Amazing Spiral, this strange but cool store in The Rotunda that's 1/4 comic book store, 1/4 book store, 1/4 toy store, and 1/4 random mish-mash. It's a pretty fun place to stroll through which I guess is why Eric stopped in with her after picking up batteries from the Radio Shack next door. Anyway, according to Eric, Hannah went straight for Lila and was delighted to discover that Lila made a sucking noise when Hannah put the bottle in her mouth. She was even happier when she poked Lila in the side and Lila responded with a cascade of giggling. When it was time to go home, Hannah held Lila tightly and made for the door. Sadly, Daddy had to wrestle Lila from Hannah's arms to prevent our little toddler from becoming a shop lifter. Eric put Lila high up on a shelf out of Hannah's reach which made both Lila and Hannah cry hysterically. Hannah was still crying and saying "baby, baby, baby" over and over again when they walked in the front door a few minutes later. I'm pretty sure he'd have bought it for her if her price tag didn't say $90....She was a little mad at Daddy for when she got home which meant I got a good snuggle, but her sniffly snuggling and pathetic moaning for her beloved baby had me ready to walk back up there and buy it for her out of my fun money for the month. I didn't though. That's a lot of money for a baby doll, even if it does laugh, cry, blink, and eat....I did mange to find it on Amazon for $72...Still a lot of money.
Anywhooozle....prior to the baby doll escapade, I was just going to post this picture of Hannah that I took earlier this morning wearing her sun hat and purse. I'm incredibly entertained by her constant efforts at dressing up and hope she'll still have this interest when she's a little taller because I saved my old prom dresses just for her. She can thank Amy for that. I was ready to sell them or put them in the donation pile a few years ago when Amy told me that she was saving all of hers for her future daughter because her favorite thing to do when she was little was go to her aunt's house and try on all her aunt's old formal dresses. So my dresses are hanging in Hannah's closet waiting for the day that they can be converted to costumes. Too bad I don't own any high heels....Eh, I guess that's a good thing actually.