Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Ballerina, A Princess, and A Cowboy

What a combo - a ballerina, a princess, and a cowboy. These three are so much fun to be with. I love how River and Asher feel like they've been blessed with a little sister when Maddie is around. They include her and love on her like she's just part of the family. River likes being able to "mommy" her, and Asher thinks he's so much bigger than her, even though she's actually a little bit bigger than him! Both River and Asher try to help me, and whenever I'm going to change Maddie's diaper, they run to her diaper bag, to try to be the first to bring me a diaper. And we usually say "bottom" in reference to your rear end, and so River doesn't really know the word "butt". So she thinks Butt Paste is called Buck Paste. She'll say, "Do you need any Buck Paste?" Then River usually sits down beside Maddie's head and whispers encouragment to her. I think my favorites have been, "What a sweet little bottom!" And, "Maddie, a lullaby is here," as she was trying to calm her down one day. And Asher will go up and give her kisses when he thinks she's being really cute or funny. I think for babie's it really takes daily interaction for them to build a "friendship" with another baby. And these two are like little twins. It's really cute.

The past few weeks, we've so many fun things, but here are just a few highlights.

Behind the curtain at the door is a favorite hiding spot for these two. They like to play peek-a-boo there with each other.

Maddie's alltime favorite spot in our house is at the kids chairs. She loves climbing up on them, and then sit there and just watch and laugh at my kids doing silly stuff. Like River striking a pose.


~~tonya~~ said...

Great pics!! You have beautiful children.

Wilson Ramblings said...

River is absolutely gorgeous in the bottom picture. Wow! I bet Randy's already saying she can't even think about dating until she's 40! What a beauriful little girl. I knew she was good looking... i mean after all, I know her momma, but that one picture is amazing and really shows off her eyes and pretty hair! Thanks for the cute pictures. I love em!

melissa said...

thanks, girls! at least i know i'm not just being biased! ;)

tonya, the baby girl is a friend of mine's that i keep during the day - so i can't take credit for her beauty. but she she definitely takes after her pretty mama!!

and yes, katie, randy is definitely wanting her to wait at least that long!!! ;)

charlie said...

thanks melissa for taking care of our baby! and thank you river and asher for being such good friends!