Saturday, July 6, 2013

A girl and her dog

"Abby, Abby, Abby, Abby."

This word seems to be filling our house these days. Bailey has developed quite an affinity for Abby, although I'm not sure Abby shares the feelings of her new best friend.  Maybe it's because Abby's the only other creature in our house in diapers or because she is closer to eye level than we are. 

It seems that Abby is never far from her mind. While we'd prefer "Mama" or "Dada" to be the first thing she says in the morning, it usually tends to be "Abby". It is so darn cute. Bailey has now begun trying to put Abby's diaper back on when she comes back in from the backyard and she follows Abby around the house.  She has been caught more than once in Abby's crate and bed and we just hope she doesn't crawl in either of those when our social worker comes over for a visit!

This is just one of the ways we see Bailey's personality continuing to blossom.  She is such a happy and funny little girl. She's adding more words to her repertoire each day and surprises me with some of the things she says! Today's word was "bubbles".  No matter how many new words she adds, we've quickly learned that OUR favorites are still the sweet sounds of "Mama" and "Dada".


  1. Travis - I just love reading your posts and hearing how Bailey is growing and thriving. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and all of these special events with us. But I must ask. Why does Abby wear a diaper?

  2. My daughter also has an obsession with the dogs in the house. :)

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  3. Travis, you tell the best stories. Thanks for sharing you, Jenny and Bailey's precious journey.