Brian and I are often asked, "how are the boys handling having a new sister?" So, I thought I'd share a few pictures we have taken of the way they interact with Avonlea.
The boys are amazing with her. I think they think she is like their puppy dog. They love loving on her, fetching whatever she needs, replacing her pacifier when she cries and sharing her with others. I haven't seen any jealousy from either boy so far.
Oliver really loves feeding her and talking with her. He does a really great job. It's amazing how useful five year olds really are!
Of course, Avonlea loves being cared for. If this girl grows up spoiled, it won't just be Brian and me to blame. :)
Bennett is amazing at putting Avonlea's pacifier in her mouth. The other day I heard her crying but couldn't get to her until I washed my hands. Before I had a chance to dry my hands she stopped crying. When I went to find out why, I realized Bennett had come into the kitchen and without asking had grabbed her bottle off the counter and placed it in her mouth. It melted my heart to see him tend to her need. She was, indeed, hungry and was more than happy to accept a bottle from her three year old brother.