Wednesday, July 22, 2009

brotherly love...

When I found out I was having another boy, I really was excited about the 2 of them becoming really close and being best friends. The transition to becoming a big brother has been kind of rough on Noah, but I think things are finally starting to get better. I know that deep down he really loves his baby brother, but sometimes the attention that gets taken away from him is too much to handle! We have had a few really nice moments with these little guys and I can see how much Gabriel is watching Noah. In fact this week, Noah has been away in the mornings to preschool camp and I can tell that Gabriel is looking around for him and wondering where he is. It's funny because he's actually a lot fussier when Noah's not around (actually, it's not funny at all -- it's kind of driving me crazy, because I was supposed to be getting a break!).

In any case, it's been so fun to see playful sibling interaction and how it has changed the dynamics of our family. I can't wait until Gabriel starts laughing at his silly big brother and they can really start to play together. Noah loves to call Gabriel "baby Mister Gabey" and run up to him and say "Hi! Mister, Mister Gabriel!" He also loves to sing "Twinkle, Twinkle" to him and sometimes asks him the funniest questions. The other day Gabriel was cooing and he turned to him and said, "Gabey -- are you speaking English?"
here are some recent pics of the boys together:

4 comments:

Cathy said...

How fun to see Noah and Gabriel together and Noah is smiling. Love you and Miss you sooo much. Nana

Julianne said...

Love this post! I love Noah's "Are you speaking English?" question. Cutie.

Amber and Mike said...

I confess. I just submitted a question to Good Morning America for Jillian to answer. Oh Gosh. I'm obsessed. You must move to Portland. You must. Oh and we cracked up over Noah's question. I could here the voice inflection and everything!

Chrystal said...

I love reading your blog! It keeps me updated on your life. You have an amazing family and I am always impressed by you and your strength! I miss you a ton and wish I had more friends like you that lived close by. We are doing okay. Seem to always have a new struggle though. Maybe I should go back to church and see if that would help the problems? It sure is easy to not go though. I don't remember the last time I went. Anyways, I love you and will talk to you later!

ps still at crisloveya@aol.com