Bryan and I have become the kind of parents that browse through the toy section any time we're out shopping. It is fun to see Chloë interested in new things. She has the same little basket of toys that she's had since she was born, so it's fun to see her so curious about new things that rattle or make noise. The last few times we've been exploring the toy aisle, we've been surprised at how much Chloë liked the little baby dolls stacked neatly on the shelves. We'd pull one down, and she would get so excited. So I finally splurged and bought her her first doll. We gave it to her yesterday. She was so sweet, even though most of her kisses were her opened-mouth ones.
I can't help but think of this picture of my dad giving me my first doll on my first birthday.