Saturday, January 10, 2009

Brotherly Love

AJ has turned a 180 in his feelings for Juliet. When he first saw her in the hospital, he wanted nothing to do with her. When we brought her home, he would try to pull her blanket out from under her, swat at her when he was angry and just generally didn't care for her.
Now, he is so sweet with her. He loves to reach out and hold her hand- on the way home from the park the other day, they were in the double stroller and he reached into her side and grabbed her hand....and held it until she pulled it away- at which point he grunted and reached in further to get it again!
He runs to her whenever she cries, strokes her hair, pats her on the back and just rubs her. Today, he figured out how to give her her pacifier back. He does it just like he sees mommy and daddy do- puts it in her mouth and then moves it back and forth a little until she grabs hold. Unfortunately, he doesn't like to let it go, so he tries to stand there with his hand on it or take it back from her. We'll keep working on that.

I took this one with my phone on the way home from the park.


beth said...

Awww, those are such sweet pictures!!

Kristi said...

That's so sweet! Love the first photo!

Carla said...

Staci they are adorable!! AJ is a great big brother!