Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hanging out together

One of the greatest blessing of having two children is watching them discover each other. Grantham has proved to be a wonderful big brother and although during the first two weeks he did ask if we could send Isaac back (I explained that God wanted him to have a brother), now when I ask him to do something to help me with the baby he says "of course anything for my baby brother." In the following pictures the boys are just hanging out being boys (melting their mother's heart)! Talking in Mommy and Daddy's bed. Waiting for their parents to get them dressed for the day!

This picture looks a little scary but it was very endearing in person (snuggle time).
We had many people come visit, bring meals and just offer to rock the baby during the first month of Isaac's life. It was such a blessing! Here is a picture of my sister and brotherinlaw reading to the boys one evening.

Bath Time

For those of you with more than one child this will not be a surprise. But for me with previously only one, who loves his baths, bath time has become a little stressful. This was Isaac's first real bath. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures (I tried to chose internet appropriate ones) but Grantham sat in our large master bath without water while I reached over into the "baby" tub to clean Isaac. I thought having big brother in the tub with us would be a great distraction HA. This turned into the shortest bath time ever! Grantham had a great time splashing Isaac and helping Mommy with the baby. The baby endured:) Hopefully future baths will include Papa and a happier baby! Grantham helping wash his baby brother. I am constantly amazed at how helpful and grown up Grantham is (of course he still likes to jump over his little brother when he is laying on the ground but for the most part he has been a huge help and blessing).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Two Brothers Meet

Sorry I am a little behind with pictures. But I know that everyone understands. I am going to try to catch up over the next day or two:) Here are some cute pictures of when the boys met for the first time. Grantham stayed with his grandparents in Georgia while I was in the hospital. Sunday evening Grantham returned home. In order that he could be the first to welcome his brother home, John, Isaac and I drove around the neighborhood so Grantham and Nana could "beat us home from the hospital." When I walked in with Isaac in my hands, the first thing Grantham said was "what is that?" (with an ever so sarcastic tone) Needless to say he warmed up to Isaac quite quickly. For the first week, behavior was questionable as we went through a million be carefuls and don't do that to OR with the baby. But as you can see from the pictures it was love at first sight. our favorite "shshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"
Sorry I didn't turn this picture.