4.01.2009

Ode to Younger Siblings







As the baby in my family, I often feel sympathy for Wells as I witness the abuse that he takes from an over zealous big sister. Nora had far too much fun creating this masterpiece on her brother's head while my back was turned. The funniest part about it is that he didn't even seem to notice. I took the kids for a doctors appointment last week and found out that Nora is only 8 pounds heavier than Wells who has tipped the scales at 24. When I stand him on his feet next to her, he comes up to her shoulder. It's amazing how two and a half years of headstart in the growth department has quickly amounted to not much. I have people asking me all the time how close in age they are, and with a tone of awe, as if I have broken some kind of world record. The question is always followed by all the people that they know with 'irish twins'. Well, my kids may be Irish, but they're not that close in age, folks. I just have a petite darling followed by a moose who is about to pass her up in height and weight.

5 comments:

Bryn said...

Nora takes after her Mom! I can't believe how quickly he has grown. Isn't it funny how the older children think that the baby is a fun toy. You can never turn your back! Ha ha ha...

MaryAnne said...

Great pictures! If Wells keeps growing he'll be abusing Nora right back soon. That's what happens at our house, with kids less than 3lbs apart...

Jennifer said...

Wells is such a good sport! I love the way Nora has decorated his forehead.

Jessica and Tim said...

Well put Mommy. That's funny. Wells weighs as much as Chet and I thought he was pretty thick myself. I'm glad that Wells takes her love so patiently. Jaisey is now crying whenever Chet gets near her. Apparently she's had enough of him sitting on her or something.

Scott and Jillian said...

Hee hee hee.. Of course Scott got a deal on that grill. You know him!! I can't believe how big your kiddos are getting!