For all of Sasha's life, I've wondered what (if anything) would become her special
item. You know, that thing that she has to have with her everywhere she goes or has to have to sleep or whatever. For Tyler, she slept with her special blanket and her baby doll that I bought for her for her first birthday. For a bit we thought it might be her Taggies
Bear from my mom. Then it seemed she might have chosen her Classic Pooh from my brother. She has had both since before she was born! Still, nothing seemed to stick.
Then yesterday we took Sasha to have her portraits taken. The photographer brought out this Furry Fun Chatter Elmo
that when you shake it his mouth opens and he giggles or talks. Sasha LOVED it! Daddy had wanted to get her one, but they are for 18+ months, so hadn't yet. She was not giving this sucker up! In fact, Daddy went out into the store to get her one while Sasha and I were still with the photographer. Sasha & Elmo have been practically inseparable ever since. It is a pain when trying to buckle her. It was a little helpful at the doctor, though. More on that later...
So... we may have a winner. It is certainly her favorite toy right now! Daddy tried turning it off today, but Sasha got very upset and was shaking all (4) of her Elmo toys. She was probably confused.
Anyway, here are a couple of my favorites from the portrait sitting:
I so love this one! It is my new phone wallpaper and really... can you believe that smile?! What a happy, happy baby! Only... she isn't a BABY anymore! Sigh.