Thursday, April 30, 2009

Prepare to Be Embarassed

A good friend of mine and mother of three shared this sage admonition while we were still waiting to become parents:

"Prepare to be embarrassed!"

I asked her to elaborate and she offered only, "You just wait!".

Today we had a small glimpse of what that could mean to us. On our way in to the doctor's office, we found ourselves walking behind a woman that had a unique gate. We didn't give it a second thought until we observed Island Boy walking at the same cadence as the lady and with the identical tilt and bend of the knees.

It was obvious that he found this way of walking to be very interesting and wanted to try it on for size. It was also one of the funniest things you've ever seen as long as no feelings were hurt in the process. Daddy and I kept our amusement between ourselves and Island Boy soon tired of the game but left an image in our minds that we won't soon forget.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cement Mixer

It *is* a pretty dynamite cement mixer, isn't it??

Monday, April 06, 2009

Proud Big Brother

Island Boy has had the past six days or so to settle in to his new role as Big Brother and I cannot tell you how proud of him I am.

While he will proudly run over to introduce his little sister to any visitors and he knows that giving her a gentle kiss on the cheek or head produces very positive reactions, it's obvious he's doing it for more than a reaction. When we're alone, just us four, Island Boy is just as eager to kiss her, to cuddle with her, to care for her as he is when he is doing it in front of company.

He even takes great care of his little sister when she's not even in the room. He is happy to pretend she's in her car seat. He will check on her and offer her some pretend milk and he's even super gentle with the pretend version of his little sister.

He loves to hold her hand, or gently stroke her hair and give her hugs. Apparently, he was even been telling all of his friends at the park about the latest family addition, too.

We're not sure if all of this behavior has anything at all to do with the fact that his little sister gave him a cement mixer as a present when he came to visit her in the hospital for the first time, but I'm sure that didn't hurt.