Family

Payson really adores Ember. Today when I sat her on the couch he hurried over and climbed up to sit next to her. Any time I sit her down or lay her down he immediately goes over and lays/sits next to her. He will sit there calmly and glance over at her and he has this look on his face like, “we’re buddies.” It melts me. My two littlest with this crazy cute bond. Payson will show Ember toys and tell her about them. He’ll ask her if she likes things like the blanket she’s sitting on or a toy she has near her.
In return Ember really loves her big brother right back. She stares at him with the most interested expression. Any time he talks to her (or even to me or to his toys) she smiles really big and her eyes are huge and I can tell she’s hoping he’ll continue giving her attention.
I love their relationship! I had no idea it would be so sweet. I thought all through my pregnancy with Ember that Payson would be jealous and think she was boring and dislike her. I was so wrong!
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I love that I captured this one… Payson with a crazy face and Ember staring at him in curiosity.
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And this one… he loves to rest his hand gently on her head. It seems protective and loving when he does it and he does it every time he’s near her. He is such a sweet little boy!
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Ember has gotten huge this month. She weighs over 15 pounds now and it shows! And it has drawbacks being so fat! The poor girl has such a massive double chin that she got a rash under her second roll! I actually put a swipe of desitin in there to help it heal and it has gotten a lot better so I’m hoping once it’s healed it stays that way.
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At one point in the day today I was trying to get something done, probably making dinner or something, but the rest of my family was being so cute I kept having to drop it to go over and watch them for a while. It’s cruel to have to be away in the kitchen cooking over a hot stove when these five people are being adorable in the other room!
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Ember still likes tummy time, but she still only likes it for ten minutes. After ten minutes it’s the worst place in the world.
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I can’t remember how we figured out that Brooklyn had a loose tooth today but we did and when she wiggled the tooth for herself and realized that it was indeed very loose her eyes about popped out of her head and she broke into a huge grin and jumped up and down with excitement.
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She has been desperately wanting to lose a tooth for a long time!
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The kids played outside for just a little while today. It was pretty chilly out.
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Payson gave Sierra a ride. I was impressed that he was able to go anywhere with her on the back. He took her up and down the porch several times.
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I brought out Payson’s old exersaucer for Ember to try out.
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She loved the toy and she really loved all her siblings around her showing her the toys and cooing at her.
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I finished making dinner while Allan took the three older kids outside to watch the sunset.
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Photobucket And right now Allan’s brushing his teeth for bed and I am going to go cuddle with him. Ember’s sleeping in her swing, the only place she’ll sleep with exception of in my arms, attached to my boob 😛

5 thoughts on “Family

  • Your comment on my blog just seriously made me feel 100 times better about my day!!! I was actually going to send you a message earlier asking you how on earth you were still homeschooling with Payson AND Ember to care for! I was wondering if Payson was as difficult to handle as Levi has been during school. I'm so relieved to know that I'm not alone and that it IS actually possible to do all this, EVEN while going crazy!! lol! 😉 Yes, Levi does all the things you mentioned Payson does and then some! I don't have a little nursing baby to care for though, so I have no idea how you are managing everything on your plate! Thank you for taking the time to write me and let me know I'm not alone!!! It is so helpful for me to know that other moms are experiencing the same things I am!

    Oh and thank you about the pictures…I felt like I looked awful in those pictures but I knew I wanted to do them anyway! I must admit that I do still have a bit of “left over” make up on from church yesterday! lol! Too lazy (or busy) to even wash my face! I just didn't have fresh make up and fixed hair!

    Onto your post…I can't believe how big Ember is getting!! She is so adorable and squishy and I want to hug her! 😉 Payson looks so big up against her though! Our baby boys are growing up!! 🙁 Pretty soon we will be weeping for the days when they destroyed everything and interrupted school all day! 😉

  • Mindy, our boys are growing up! And yet still so little and needy! lol And if you hugged Ember she'd probably lean into you and smile, she is a total cuddle bunny.

    Merilee, Ember makes me want a baby, too! And how great my kids are with her… having a baby is the best thing ever these days 🙂

    Nichole, thank you, that means a lot.

  • Lola has really deep neck creases and a second crease under her double chin, too. I hate those rashes!! But it is all but impossible to keep that area clean and dry. Thanks for the Desitin idea. I did that last night after her bath and it looks better today.

    Ember is so beautiful, Ariana. I am just amazed at how much (and huge!) she smiles.

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