One of the newer interests for both girls is a series of books that both Zach and I had as children. They are the Little Miss and Little Mister books. There are a whole plethera of books--Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Clever, Mr. Quiet, Mr. Fussy,... We have some of these books that Zach still had from his childhood, some that Staley got from Uncle Ethan for Christmas a few years ago, and some that my mom still has at her house. Both girls currently LOVE these books. They are daily requests--for nap time books, bedtime books, hanging around the house books. Both girls like to listen to the stories, but they also like to look at them on their own. It's amazing to me how Adelie can identify so many of the characters, remembers specific pictures or incidents from specific books, and can even sit and listen to the whole story from one of these books, which are quite a bit longer than most of the picture books she enjoys. It's so fun to see something that both Zach and I enjoyed as children capture the interest of our children.
And who are Adelie's two most favorite characters from these books? Little Miss Naughty and Mr. Mischief. I guess it's not surprising, but I just hope she doesn't get too many ideas from them. She may be Staley's sidekick, but she definitely has a mind of her own.
Little Miss Adelie