Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Little Guys Update

There have been big changes in Jake's life over the past 3 months. He now has to share all his time and attention with his little brother Sam. The first few months were rough, but over the last month or so I have seen a BIG change in Jake. He is always asking were Sam is, if he's not around. He wants to go play with him in the crib. He wants to check on him when he's sleeping. He will go and lay by him to hug him or hold him. He likes to play with him now. It is fun to see how they will start to interact once Sam can interact a little better.

Sam is also mesmerized with Jake. He watches him closely. Follows him with his eyes as Jake wonders around the room, just waiting for Jake to make eye contact with him. As soon as he does, Sam gets the BIGGEST smile on his face. He loves to have his big brother pay attention to him.

The interactions I see between them make me really excited for the next few years when I know they will be great playmates!

Here are a few pictures of them from the last month.

Sam LOVES to get in the big tub and be held.  He kicks around, floats and splashes at Jake.  He thinks its fun to be a big boy like his brother.

Morning fun.  Every morning when Jake wakes up, he asks were baby Sam is.  We grab Sam from the crib and they watch a morning cartoon together while I'm getting ready for work.  Jake likes to hold Sam (this is how he holds him) but only for a minute or two...then he is done with him.

Sam loves playing in his jungle gym and he has recently started playing in his pod.  He is getting so big.  Holding his head up, rolled over once (right after this picture) and tries to do it again and again, but hasn't made it over the hurdle again.  He loves grabbing onto things and puts everything in his mouth.

Can't believe how time flies!


polly said...

Wow! they are two cuties. so happy i am apart of their lives and get to see them as they grow and learn and do all sorts of miraculous things.

Kelly said...

You have such cute boys Ab! I'm sure they will be best buddies!

Travelin'Oma said...

Brotherly love—I used to say Josh and Micah played like two little puppies. Eventually they turned into Dobermans. Boys are so fun!