Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hold you, Brother

Samnatha, along with most young children, says "Hold you" when she wants one of us to hold or carry her. And she extends this cute gramatical error to asking to hold Jacob, saying "Mommy (or Daddy), hold you, brother." She absolutely adores her brother, and I want to keep it that way as long as possible, so I say yes nearly every time she asks. Unfortunately, I don't often get to take pictures because I am usually helping her hold Jacob. This time, Brent was there, though, so I was able to get a couple of adorable shots in.

A couple other funny things worth mentioning about this sibling relationship:

When we ask Samantha what the baby's name is, she answers "Brother" We then ask "is his name Jacob?" She replies, "No. Brother. Mine Brother!" She may not allow him his own identity, but at least she does claim him :)

When Jacob cries, she will go near him and sing Twinkle Twinkle to help him stop crying. Someday we will get this on video...I hope!

Lately, it seems that Samantha thinks it is her job to clean Jacob up. If he spits up, she will spend the next hour trying to wipe his face with a burp cloth...I REALLY have to watch her closely.

She also tries to help me burp him...unfortunately, she doesn't really understand how to be gentle in doing so, so I am constantly having to tell her not to do it :(

She is very good about sharing her toys with him. For example, while I was nursing him in Samantha's room this morning, she brought all her favorite babies and animals over and placed them all over and around me and Jacob, saying each time that she brought another one "Here, Brother" And I ought to mention that Lambie and blankie were the first two items she piled on us. That really says A LOT, since generally, no other children or babies are allowed to touch them without her having a major fit.