Monday, June 1, 2009

Amelia and Graham

As I look back on our day, I am so excited to report that I didn't have to break up a single fight! That may not sound like a big deal, but normally by 7 am, our house is in full swing and I'm playing referee between the two little ones. I'm not sure what happened today, but things seemed to click with Amelia and Graham. Not once, did Graham try to ride Amelia like a pony, not once did Amelia try to rip a toy away from Graham, and not once was there a melt down when one child was picked up and the other left on the floor. Wow!

Instead of the usual interactions, I observed Graham holding Amelia's hands and attempting to dance with her (I'm kicking myself for not having a camera for this because it was too cute!), Amelia looking a book that Graham held in his lap (usually books are ripped out of each others hand almost immediately), and in my opinion, the cutest thing ever-Graham and Amelia sharing a kiss. I PROMISE that their little kiss wasn't staged! As you can see in the video, Graham pushed his stool up to Amelia's highchair and started to feed her the last of her lunch. He finished, and only because I had been taping him feeding her, was I ready to capture with the camera him leaning over to kiss her. It's moments like this, that make me forget all about the tears and tantrums that normally go along with having such young siblings only 17 months apart!

This picture melts my heart!

This video is out of order-sorry! We have discovered that Amelia does not like to crawl in the grass. Rough, hot pavement, sure! But grass, no way! Jeff and I get a good laugh out of watching how she 'crawls' when she's outside. Jeff thinks she looks like some sort of dinosaur and I'm just not sure what type of animal she resembles. I've got a feeling Amelia will be walking soon...just so she doesn't have to deal with the grass.
This is the video of Graham feeding Amelia her lunch. Both of them seemed very pleased with this arrangement. Perhaps, I should start enjoying my lunch at a normal pace and let Graham take over for a while!