It’s another month, and we were nearly done with it before I was able to get the kids to settle down for an impromptu siblings photo session. I chose Christmas Eve because all the kids looked so cute and were in a great mood with the promise of presents around the corner.
Since last month, Dexter has had a home haircut, which is the first in several months. He looks so much more grown up with shorter hair. It makes his eyes stand out that much more, and it brings out his facial features in a fresh new way. I must admit, I miss his long hair, but he is a beautiful little boy, no doubt.
Daniel’s hair, on the other hand, is beginning to grow out since his early October haircut. It is often messy and disheveled, but it suits his personality that way. He is such a little troublemaker. He is still somewhat obsessed with his little brother, always singing to him, patting his head gently and letting me know when “Baby Crying, Mama…” He is attentive to every need, and not just to the baby! He is the sweetest little boy, always the peacemaker when fights break out between him and Dex. He will always offer to make a personal sacrifice for the sake of other’s happiness. Whether that means giving up half his cookie because Dexter ate his too fast, or trading toys because someone else wants his, he is a real sweet heart. He has an adventurous spirit, and he won’t be dissuaded from climbing, running or getting into things he’s not supposed to. He has had to learn all about Time Out recently.
Chester is nearly 10 weeks old now, if you can believe it. And he’s growing well. He’s putting on weight like crazy, and he feeds ALL the time. His hair is a beautiful strawberry blond, and he loves being held. In fact, it’s very difficult to put him down because he wants to be held all the time. This includes all night long! It can be a challenge, but it’s also just wonderful to hold a little baby close. I will miss it when he’s older.
My boys are such wonderful brothers to one another. They play, create and imagine, each bouncing ideas off the other so that they combine all of their strengths into awesome new discoveries. While they get each other into trouble (Dexter’s favorite phrase at the moment is, “I didn’t do it – Dan did it!”), they are good kids with a lot of love to give.