I just want to bottle up her sweetness some days.
This afternoon Joey was chewing on her bone and Lexi started "making a move" on her. Alyssa rushed over to protect her best bud Joey and shooed Lexi away from her. But THEN my little sweetheart went into the living, dug through the dog's toy box until she found Lexi's bone, and then brought Lexi's bone into the family room and gave it to her. HOW SWEET IS THAT?!?! Then a little while later Lexi stole Joey's bone (evidently the bigger the dog the smaller the bone needs to be), so Alyssa found the other bone and gave it to Joey so that everyone could be happy. How do they learn/comprehend this stuff at such a young age? I'm so stinkin' proud of her.
A not so proud moment to even things out ~ it finally stopped raining enough so that we could go out and play. It was Alyssa's first time playing in the backyard since the fence got put up. Within 5 minutes of being outside (I wasn't completely paying attention to Alyssa because I was planting some mums that my mom bought us on Friday) I heard this little "mama, mama, MAMA!" coming from behind me. I turned around and couldn't see Alyssa anywhere. Little stinker had figured out how to get the gate open and was standing on the other side of the fence wanting to get back in. I think her Daddy the engineer is going to have to rig something up to make sure that she (and the dogs) stay in the yard.
Okay, I have to admit, I am a little bit proud of her for figuring out the gate . . . she's such a smart little cookie!