This past summer, Ava finally started to trot around with her baby, which we gave her for her first birthday last year. It’s a Käthe Kruse doll and I keep thinking how pretty it is: old-fashioned looking, and beautifully made with hand-painted eyes and hair. So cute. It also has very easy-to-move limbs, so sitting her down and getting her dressed is easy (although Ava at the moment just manages to undress, as you can see). Because of the (phthalates free) vinyl body the doll can even be taken in the bath. I’m so excited that Ava is finally taking an interest in her baby, especially because it will hopefully encourage the same sort of mother-like nurturing toward her new baby brother.