I thought it might be a good idea to come up with a more endearing nickname for Aliya, so I am going to go with Smiley until I can think of something more fun.
I sometimes wonder how we ended up with such a happy baby. I have about a thousand SMILEY pictures of Aliya. I am that parent. One of these days, I am going to miss her gummy grin.
Miss Sassafras, meet Smiley:
I love that she smiles with her entire face. Sometimes when I am feeding her, she will wait for me to make eye contact with her and then smile with her eyes. Her eyebrows go up and her big eyes will become tiny half moons. And when she’s really excited, she’ll let the milk dribble out the side of her mouth, down her chin and all the way to the back of her neck. That’s always fun.