About 2 weeks ago (yesterday) this sweet one entered our family – and he couldn’t be more handsome. Poor guy doesn’t actually know why he’s in for.. a sister and two female cousins.. and an aunt that knows a thing or two about hair bows.
But I think he’ll hold his own. Between his daddy, Pappa, Dude, and Uncle Jordan, he’s in for some model behavior.
I love him! How quickly we forget how little and fragile they were. Jolie was HALF his size, and I can hardly remember it.
At first, Parker and Jolie didn’t pay much mind to his presence in the room. They had a bag full of toys they needed to get through at BB’s house, and Kendall was there to play, too.. so..who is this kid, anyway?
Jolie was first to really take interest. Which doesn’t surprise me at all whatsoever. I talked about Jolie’s maternal love in their 21 month update (HERE), and how while at a friends house she’d found a baby bottle and started feeding her Puppy and every doll in the room. We had never ever showed her how to do that.. and I was impressed while my heart was exploding all at once.
Oh, just telling the whole world about her new cousin.
..and why it was time to go inside (there were warm cookies and milk waiting, people)..
..and about the dog. ALLL about the dog running around the front yard. The child has more things to say, with hardly any words. Lord help us when she figures out how to put together a sentence.
FINALLY we were able to settle them down for a hot minute to love on Baby Truett before we left.
Saying our goodbyes- complete with sugars galore.
Parker, sweet girl, grabbed his little hand and laid it across her face. I can only take this as her version of a hug. The best hug she could get with that squirmy little guy at the moment.
..and then lean in for a kiss.
SO thankful for dinner with Jordan’s family last night. We don’t live very close, so it takes a real effort to get together between all of our crazy schedules.
Once again, we threw Parker and Jolie into unfamiliar territory, and they did fabulous. Minimal crying while momma was holding Truett (Parker yes, Jolie none), and then the sweetest touch and love for the little guy. They seemed to understand how to be as gentle as possible with ‘the baby’, and ‘love on the baby’, give sugars to ‘the baby’.
I know it seems like a small fete to accomplish, but when you are 21 months old, small tweaks and changes to your routine/schedule and throw some babies for a loop and into the fiery pits of meltdown 4.0.
Adding a baby into the mix is a huge change – and a 3 hour trial run went perfectly.
September 17, 2014