Anna, at just a few days short of being 17 months old, has a new preferred "parent."
At first, when her only interests in life were food and comfort, that favorite parent was of course me. Then, when she figured out that her daddy is willing to carry her all day long, every day, while doting on her and singing to her, and that there were other food sources in life besides me, she quickly transferred her affections to him.
In the last few weeks, however, Anna would be happy with nobody but her big brother Solomon. She follows him around the house, whining "Mon-mon" (her name for him), and sticking her arms up in hopes he will pick her up. Lucky for her, he is very sweet and loving, and flattered by her affection for him.
Solomon practicing for his piano recital this Saturday. Anna is grumpy because she is only sitting next to him.
There, now she's happy!
Hopefully she won't ruin his recital by screaming to be held by him while he is up on stage playing! :)