Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pals

I've had some really great days with Jansen and Natalie lately. You know how you hear all those crazy people who say it's easier with two? Well, I'm not ready to make a broad statement like that, but there have definitely been many moments when it has been easier having both of them around. I've even kind of wished one of them would wake up in the morning or from a nap so that the 3 of us can be together. 2 is kind of boring now! (Cringe. Did I just say I wanted one of them to wake up?) Natalie just loves Jansen. He really keeps her entertained. He doesn't say Natalie very well and it comes out sounding pretty much like "laddie." So I just have to laugh every time I hear him say, "Hi laddie!" or "Come on laddie!" These are pictures of him playing with and teasing her while she is in her Tigger jumper. Don't these pictures just tell you exactly how she feels about him? Pure adoration!





Poor Natalie. Somehow this game was invented. It's called "Throw All Natalie's Clean Laundry That Mom Never Folds, Just Keeps in The Basket Indefinitely, Onto Natalie's Head." He just laughs his little guts out when he does this to her. The last picture of Natalie totally reminds me of the garbage lady at the end of the movie Labyrinth. Remember her?





And one last story. A few mornings ago, Jansen and I were just hanging out while Natalie was still sleeping. Somehow he slipped away from my watchful eye and a few minutes later I heard through the monitor Natalie's mobile going. And then a happy little voice calls out,"I'm here!" I bounded up the stairs and found a wide eyed Natalie adjusting to the bright light Jansen had flipped on and Jansen clinging to the side of her crib. The little stinker had woken her up, but it was so cute.

9 comments:

Kent and Leisy said...

I love the garbage lady picture. and I often think about how much happier zeb would be with a sibling! he loves other kids so much. He squeals with delight when we open our front door because he thinks it means we are going to play with Sam Dockter (they live literally less than five feet away). and sometimes I go and wake zeb up so I can play with him. I never thought I'd be one to do that!

megandjon said...

ugh! i'm way bummed because for some reason my computer won't open up any of the pictures but the last, which is terribly cute. but i loved the story of jansen clinging to the side of the crib saying, "i'm here"! i told you he was a monkey! and a sweetie!

Anonymous said...

i can't open any of the pictures but the one either.

Kami said...

Oh man... these are so cute. I love picture 5... Natalie's face is so adorable.

Angie Sullivan said...

Yay! Someone else lives out of baskets...besides, those clothes look so cute on Natalie- especially all at the same time! I love those kids!

megandjon said...

yay! i can see all the pictures now! those two are pretty darn cute together!

Kyle and Janel said...

It is great that Natalie is loving being covered by laundry. The younger sibling always has to be a good sport when it comes to new games!

Steve and Steph said...

Jessica,
Kami showed me your blog. Your kids are so cute. I can't believe how big they have gotten. Your little girl looks just like you.

Noelle said...

This is so cute! I love that you caught the "clothes dump" on film (can you even say that anymore now that everything is digital?)These two kids sure are going to love playing with each other through the years.