Monday, October 18, 2010
I believe Jake was the very first toy we bought for Lily when we brought her home to Indiana. He caught my eye at Target because he has a music box inside and plays a little tinkly lullaby when you wind him up. As the music plays, his head moves in a very slow circle which sort of nuzzles into you if you are sleeping next to him. The music tapers off very slowly, which is a really nice way to go to sleep. Corey named him "Jake the giraffe" for whatever reason. Over the past year and a half, Lily has grown ever more attached to him. When she is getting sleepy, she'll start calling for him and roaming around the house looking for him. "Jake-ey, Jake-eeeeey" she'll say over and over. When she finds him, she immediately pinches one of his ears or horns in between her thumb and forefinger and rubs his soft fur under her nose, holding him close with her other arm. She rubs like this until she eventually falls asleep. Even while sleeping, she usually has quite a grip on poor little Jake. When she wakes up, before she even sits up, she hands me Jake. Then she reaches out her arms for me. She won't leave the crib without him.
Here she is with Jake at 3 months old. Boy, does time fly.