November 19, 2009

Do You See It?

Here they are . . . my go-to baby entertainers doing their jobs while I get dinner ready. There's something in this picture that puts the wind in my sails. Do you see it?

It's not the Bumbo chair - although it might possibly be one of the greatest baby inventions ever {and should never be put on an elevated surface - I'm a bad Dragonfly}.

It's not the laughing baby - although the sound of that boy giggling is most definitely one of the sweetest sounds I've ever heard.

I know it's hard, but I'm gonna ask you to stop looking at the baby. Now turn your attention to the other two. Do you see it?

It's written all over their faces. That this little boy name Ollie has brought such joy, love, devotion and selfless service into the lives of my children is something I could have never fully anticipated.

And it is just. simply. the. best.

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ps. CryFest Update: We moved the baby back into his crib and put RedDog on our floor. It just made sense to have the non-crying child sleeping nearest to us. Ollie slept from 10:30 until 5:40 WITHOUT crying! Hallelujah!


Christy said...

What darling kiddos you have. It's amazing how much love multiplies in a family when there's a darling baby to dote over and entertain. Our biggest problem is keeping the sibs from fighting with each other over whose turn it is to love on Claire. The cryfest update is encouraging as ours starts tonight...cringe.

Tobi said...

Your family always reminds me of that song "Love is spoken here."

Apis Melliflora said...

Visual feast with those three laughing, smiling, lovely children to behold! We also did a lot of baby bumbo counter entertainment.

Brenda P. said...

That is so awesome Samantha, What a great notice. Also I am so glad Ollie is sleeping for you, it just makes me realize how spoiled I truly am with Lucy. Have a great day!

Stacey Gerlach Moe said...

Great news about Ollie and looking at your kids having so much fun together is priceless!!

TracyS. said...

Your big guys are so great. I love the expressions captured on their faces. Family life is so great!
Congrats on the sleep situation. I hope it continues to improve.

Tracie said...

And here I was thinking RedDog lost his firth tooth or something but I'm sure that was a post long ago? Watching your own kids entertain each other, especially a new addition is truly one of life's joys! And a big HURRAY for you on the sleeping babes! YAHOO!!!

Sue said...

Amen and hallelujah! Once in agreement about the sheer genius of the bumbo, and twice in rejoicing for the sleeping baby!

Burton's blog said...

I have always felt the best part of having one last baby was to see the change in my older kids. They love those little ones and it is amazing to see them look past their own wants and desires to make a little person happy! JOY!