Gonna have to take a detour from the routine post & pics because my precious firstborn has, in these troubled times, used his master hiding skills to find new homes for the camera battery AND our TV remote control. The remote has nothing to do with the blog, just another minor inconvenience in my life. Yes, I won't go into TOO much detail (I mean, I'm still ME), but I will say that when recalling the transition to his new sis, I believe I will usually begin the story with "Carson had a rough time...." He LOVES his sis, don't get me wrong. In fact, he LOVES her so hard sometimes that I think he is going to squeeze the life out of her, or as he's giving her so many kisses he then sneezes in her face. Just like all the parenting experts warn, he's regressed in a few areas, like sleeping through the night, potty training, and general socially acceptable behavior. But absence makes the heart grow fonder, and today Grandma has taken him for some fun time and attention, and we'll all be thrilled to be back together this evening.
On another note, I am totally and madly in love with my little girl! I wish I had new pics to post, just in case you like looking at her as much as I do. My friend Rheada told me that the Lord blessed her with a mellow baby girl after blessing her with a wild child big brother, and SO FAR it seems I've received a similar gracioius gift. Sydney is a baby, so she does cry and fuss, but she is primarily a really easy baby. Usually when she's fussy (it's rarely a full-on cry) she just wants to be held or is hungry. And she spends lots of time each day just looking around at the world, content. CONTENT! It's a totally new concept for me as a parent.
So as not to seem like I'm dissing on my boy, I did want to share a really cute thing that has happened this last week. I don't know where he came up with it, but Carson made up a little nickname for Sydney. He calls her Booboo. (Pronounced booBOO.) It is usually said while his chubby little palms are squeezing her cheeks and he is gritting his teeth in intense adoration, raising his voice at least an octave. "HI BooBOO! HI! HI!" Can't help but love these two!