Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Brother + Sister = Love (Some days...) *UPDATED

We found out that Evelyn was a girl right before Christmas 2006. Already having a sweet little boy, we were quite thrilled to add a dainty girl to our little family. The day of that gender-telling ultrasound I immediately ran out and purchased these t-shirts:
Some days, Big Brother hearts lil sis....except for when she has to be fed or rocked during prime play time. He often asks if she is sleeping or many times suggests that perhaps Baby Evelyn should take a nap. Yet, Isaac greets her with a "Good Morning Baby Evelyn" at the beginning of each day and wants to kiss her head before bedtime at the close of our evening. Lil' Sis hearts Big Brother...except for when he takes her rattle or when he energetically swings the toys that hang from the toy bar on her bouncy seat. She smiles biggest for him and follows him with her eyes as he darts around the living room. Hopefully this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship...









UPDATE: Okay, so perhaps Big Brother doesn't heart Lil Sister as much as we thought. Earlier today, Isaac noticed a bib of Evelyn's lying on the floor. Being one that cannot stand things out of place (wonder where he gets that), he said, "Oh No, Mommy, baby's bib." I asked him to pick it up and place it where it belongs, to which he replied "Sures." I thought nothing more of the incident until I found the bib in the trash later this afternoon. Hmmm. Tonight as I was washing Evelyn's bottles, I was one bottle short. I asked Tobe if he had seen the stray bottle. He said that Isaac had taken it to the kitchen for him earlier in the evening and made it "crash" (Isaac will take anything to the sink, as long as he gets to make a crash sound effect. Whatever works, my friend.). There was no bottle in the sink. I looked all around the kitchen until I thought of one final place to search.....the trash can. Buried beneath the piles of junk mail and coffee grinds I found the missing bottle. Hmmmm.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love the shirts!

Kelli said...

Matthew "helped" me one time by picking newborn Ethan up out of the baby swing and into the infant carseat. Ethan ended up with his neck and head on the floor and the rest of his body snapped into the top part of the carseat, which was tipped over half way.

Amy C said...

I think they just don't really understand what goes in the trash. We have wound up with some really interesting things in the trash! You will become ocd checking for good stuff in there. I worry most about silverware.

kelly said...

Those shirts (and kiddos) are precious! Isaac totally cracks me up- sounds like he is definitely a major helper and I love how efficient he is with his tiddying.

Mandy Hawes said...

Oh- they are such beautiful children! The shirts you have them in are awesome!! We sure do miss you guys, it is fun to get a glimpse into your world!

jenniferreinsch said...

isaac and evelyn look so cute!

sorry i won't be able to be there this weekend, but i did put a special "big boy card" in the mail for isaac.