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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Learning to be big.

Where did my babies go? Last evening, Andrew tried to put Alexander in his car seat.  Because, “I’m big now mommy… I can help.”  They help bring in the groceries.  Andrew tries to help put them away.  Even though it is nice that they want to be helpers (at least for the time being) … it is just another step from toddlers into children.  I guess I have children now.  *sniff sniff*
Saturday we woke up with this great idea.  Let’s go feed the ducks!  When we arrived at the duck pond, it seems the new owners aren’t that fond of the dirty ducks.  New signs were placed – “Please don’t feed the ducks.”  (Feeding fish was still ok.)  So we fed the fish instead.  Unfortunately – the ducks ate all the fish food.  Huh… funny how life works.  
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We also are the only people on the east coast who decided to build a camp fire this week.  Yeah – 100 degree temperatures and we build a campfire.  What can I say? My boys like to play with sticks.
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Sticks are amazing things… they can be used to build a fire.  They can be swords to slay an enemy. 
See Andrew hiding to see what cool things his Dad can teach him about sticks? Example: how to use it like a machete.
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But in the end… the sweet deliciousness of a SMORE wins out.  Addison likes to cook them and Andrew likes to eat them.  Perfect pair.
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Although Alexander is getting bigger and stronger each day, he’s not yet ready to be feeding the ducks yet or chasing the other kids with sticks.  He watches and learns.   And my sweet “biggers” never cease to amaze me in their boisterous efforts to include him.
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I seriously would love to know what he is thinking in some of these pictures.  After the bubble blowing is over – Andrew decided to take Alexander for a walk. Remember –Andrew is big enough now.  Nothing will make Alexander get stronger faster than a set of 2 1/2 year old twins.
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Andrew: “Here little buddy.  You are just off the side of the road. I will fix it.”
Alexander: “Seriously, Andrew.  I don’t think this is a good idea.”
Andrew: “Addison, come over here.  You push from the back and I will push from the side.”
Alexander: “Seriously, guys.  I’m not feeling that good about this plan.”
Mommy intervenes.
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Finally – bed time. There is nothing like a clean toddler /kid /  baby at the end of the night.
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I love that she tilts the mirror so they can see each other.  I love how Alexander is smiling because it is so funny.  I love summer nights.  I’m finishing this post at 4:30 am … because I’m awake … for the second night in a row.  Alexander has a cold and isn’t sleeping.  I love that I have these pictures to look back over from the last few days.  I love that it is summer so I don’t need to stress about not sleeping.  I love that no matter how big my babies get, when they are sick – it is still me they want.

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2 Comments:

At July 31, 2011 at 1:36 PM , Blogger championm2000 said...

So much goodness here--wonderful pictures that tell a story, happy children who love each other, and a mommy who knows how blessed she is.

Thanks for sharing these sweet memories.

 
At August 1, 2011 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Hilary said...

I love how sweet your "biggers" are to Alexander! Siblings are amazing!

 

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