Friday, May 31, 2013


This winter, I've had my hands full.  And my lap, too.  (Who am I kidding?  This scene played out often through the spring and is still going strong as summer comes up from around the corner as well...)  My cuddly baby, Elliot, is an excellent big brother...but as far as he's concerned, he still has an official, marked SPOT on my lap.  Paxton is just going to have to scoot over sometimes.

But it's certainly not all shoving around for the prime real estate for Mommy snuggles.  Elliot is a downright doting big brother, and is so sweet to Paxton.  He even takes it upon himself to test all the toys to make sure they're working properly...

I was worried about bumping him out of the Family Baby spot so quickly, but he seems to love having Paxton around.

But I can't say I'm all that surprised, he had a good model of what an older sibling should be.  Kendra has always treated Elliot well, and while she admittedly gets frustrated with him and his lack of respect for personal boundaries (and other traits of being a toddler), she always handles her frustrations so well and more often than not, can be found playing with (or at least near) him.

And she's pretty great to Paxton also.  One day, Paxton started crying in a pretty distressed way while I was changing Elliot's diaper when he suddenly stopped.  I called out to Kendra asking what had happened while I was in the bathroom with Elliot and her reply was, "I'm just making Paxton happy!"  And when I stepped into the room a few moments later, sure enough, I found her standing by his swing and he was smiling and cooing with delight.

She's an awesome big sister!

It can get crazy around here, but all in all, I think they have a pretty fun time together.  Scenes like the following are my favorite.

I don't get the camera pulled out for them all, but I get to witness them just about every day.

Because I am the luckiest Mommy in the whole wide world.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Mmmmmm...I love this post! I love to your three little ones. I'm glad you're enjoying them now while they're so little and loving (even if it might be after their in bed and mostly in retrospect. hehe)