Monday, May 7, 2012

A Little Bit of This and That

Grandma fed Marion her first bottle when Marion was about two weeks old. She had no problem downing it! I have been trying to pump and give Marion bottles at least every few days, so that she doesn't have such a shock when I go back to work ;( ...still not ready to think about that... 
Brandon thought it was special to feed little sister a bottle.
And the little trickster tried to balance the worked!
We have a new tradition of Marion snuggle time before bed. Bryce and Brandon argue over who gets her first and for how long. I put her in bed with each one for a few minutes while I sing songs or tell stories. The boys thought it would be funny to all be in the same bed for this picture and pretend to sleep.
Bryce, especially, loves to hold his little sister. What he REALLY wants to do is pick her up and walk around the house with her because he's "so big" and "so strong". He will be watching a movie or cartoons or just sitting around and he will ask to hold Marion. He doesn't really want to talk to her or do anything; he just wants her there. We hear a lot of "mom, let go" or "you don't have to hold her" or "move your hand"when we let Bryce hold baby girl. ;) 
Brandon has become more independent and more needy since new baby has joined our family; it's a interesting combination. He has started to care more about picking out his clothes and putting them on by himself, but at the same time his new response to the easiest requests (pick up that lego, get your jammies on") is "I can't, you do it".
shirt and jeans on backwards and the glorious rainboots
With extra time on their hands while I'm nursing every few hours, the boys have both watched a lot more movies and TV, as well as come up with some creative things to do together. Brandon's smooshed straight face in this picture cracks me up. The boys came to me in this attire and asked if we could go swimming (when it was 60 degrees outside)

Bath time! (Marion's first bath in the tub). Not too long ago it was Brandon in the baby bath!
Sunday walks/bike rides
Dallas came to visit Marion.
Marion after bath time with her very own hooded towel from Grandma Alice.
 And, sweet dreams making her smile.

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