Sunday, February 8, 2009

I Like Her!

This has got to be one of the sweetest photos I've gotten so far! Yesterday we packed up the kids and headed to Portland to visit with Joe's brother and sister-in-law (and their five kids) since they were in town from South Carolina (where they moved about 5 months ago.) But Thursday night Joe informed be that we'd be making a detour trip to Salem first since he had some Army business to take care of. Little did I know that would mean the kids and I would be sitting in the truck outside the Salem armory waiting for Joe for over 45 minutes! Yes, the truck has a back seat, but NO it does not have much room! So I sat in the front trying to keep Aubrey calm while Brendan sat behind me in his carseat repeating "mommy, I need to go potty... mommy can I get out?... mommy, where's daddy?..." and finally "mommy, can I hold Aubrey?" I nearly stopped in my tracks, turned around and said "sure buddy... do you want her to sit in your seat with you?" He was more than excited and when I sat her there on his lap he said "it's OK baby Aubrey, I got you... you won't fall" and he gave her a sweet kiss. This lasted about 10 minutes or so and each time I asked "do you want mommy to take her now?" he would smile and say "no... I like her!" And so what if he doesn't like her all the time? At least it's enough for me to capture the moment right? :)


Matt and Melissa said...

That is the sweetest thing. I am so glad he is learning to like her. I cannot believe how much she is starting to look like him. So fun!

The pics of Brendan and Kian are priceless. I love the teddy bears. :)

Chris, Dara, and Sydney said...

That is so adorable! I'm glad he's warming up to her. Hopefully she calms down soon, you should come up for a mommy2mommy, I'm sure Kay would have lots of suggestions for you! We miss you.