She's starting to become a parade-car-style waver. I feel like she's a bit late to board the waving train, but it's not something we tried to teach her until recently. (We're not so big on goodbyes and tend to make them more matter-of-fact and less of a learning opportunity.)
(I have to cite Shelly's blog for inspiration for this next part of the post. Her results to the following experiment were similar, possibly slightly more successful, than mine.) I decided to try ponytails today. Turns out, I may have been a little early on this effort, but the results were cute anyway. Here you see Sophie not only sporting her ponytails but also giving the pretty baby in the mirror a big open-mouth kiss (the only kind worth giving, as far as she's concerned).
Here, along with the ponytails, Sophie coyly hints at her other latest first. Yep, she finally has a tooth! It's barely visible and in a pretty expected place, the front bottom. This development is much less interesting than Will's first tooth. He kept us in suspense for two months longer before popping out a weird top/side fang.
(P.S. I realize some of you may argue with my "ponytail" terminology, since I've debated this very issue with Andy. I'm not sure if it's a Northern/Southern difference or what, but our definitions on hairstyles differ and we are both equally convinced that we are right. Andy maintains that a ponytail is singular and pigtails are plural. I contend that number doesn't matter; a ponytail is loose and a pigtail is braided (a simple braid as opposed to a French braid or a plat.). Since this is obviously a very critical issue, feel free to post any strong opinions you may have. I don't think I'm going to bend on this, but I am glad to hear you out. I will say, though, that I have dismissed Andy's argument that "There is only one tail on a pony!" since there is clearly only one tail on a pig as well.)