Monday, June 14, 2010

Baby Fever

If there's a negative to living in Alaska, 'twould be the isolation. We're just so darn far away from family and friends. You can imagine the excitement around here when we discovered that my husband's younger sister was planning a visit from Oregon. She had a baby EIGHT MONTHS AGO whom we hadn't yet met.

Brayden, the Beautiful Bouncing Baby Boy

My sister-in-law was rather horrified at the passion my twin daughters displayed toward her son. They would not let him out of their sight. They would not stop talking to him. They would not stop pressing toys into his hand. They would not stop slipping goldfish crackers into his mouth.

They would NOT stop touching him.

Brayden enjoyed the attention, but his poor mom was a nervous wreck by the time she left our house. It's not easy guarding your treasure from a pair of 4-year-old demented pirates.

Dinner last night: barbecue steak, baked potato, steamed green beans


Katherine said...

Oh, he is so cute. But this is the precise reason I keep my kids away from babies.

Karen Mortensen said...

I wouldn't blame them. He is adorable.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I doubt that has much to do with Alaska! my sister had a baby last August that I have yet to see. She lives in Massachusetts and I live in Arkansas.

My SIL had a baby almost two years ago that I haven't met yet either. She lives in Utah. (To my credit, I was in Utah two months ago and tried to meet up w/ her, but she couldn't.) Sometiems it's jsut hard to meet up w/ people!

Unknown said...

how great you got to see cheri and brayden! he is a good lookin boy!

Anonymous said...

I now also have to protect the babies from my four year olds. Wasn't it just yesterday I had to protect my babies?

Quadmama said...

My girls go nuts over babies. Lately when we go to the pool I've had to say "what's the rule if we see a baby?" Answer: "No splashing and no touching."

Karen M. Peterson said...

Oh my goodness. That is one BEAUTIFUL baby!

I can see why your girls couldn't keep their hands off him. I probably couldn't either!

Helene said...

Awwww, but he's so adorable...just like a new puppy!! I can't blame them for wanting to hold him the entire time!!

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

demented pirates? Nah! Simply little mommas in training!

Fabulous picture of that ADORABLE baby boy .... you need a boy, don't you??