Friday, September 11, 2009

Brooks Family Fun

So far Hunter still loves spending time with his sister...at least when she's not screaming in the car. Most days he says, "I wanna play with toys" and will run into Charlotte's room and dump out the bucket of rattles I have for her as he exclaims (in the most surprised and excited voice ever), "I dump it!" Then he'll point to the Bumbo seat and demand that we put Charlotte in...

Once we get her situated, Hunter will playfully shake the rattles in front of Charlotte's face (most of the time a little too close to her face) and some days he'll even read some of her books to her. Yesterday he got out her Bible and started reading to her about the apple, but left out most of the important details and main characters:) Here he's showing her the sticky pads on the frog in her Wild Animals book...

Okay so he's technically not showing them to her, but he really was telling her about them:)

Charlotte actually likes the Bumbo above all of her seats (car seat, bouncy seat, swing), and will sit happily for several minutes...But if you make her sit there too long, she'll throw down a little attitude...So we give her a break and big brother takes his turn in the seat...

Hunter also loves to "play tummy time" with Charlotte. He lays down right next to (and by next to I mean on top of) her once we lay her on the mat. Luckily, tummy time isn't the most exciting thing to "play" and Hunter loses interest before suffocating his sister. I wouldn't say she loves tummy time, but she definitely tolerates it better than her brother did...


And the weirdest thing that Hunter likes to do with his sister....smell her. Usually he restricts this to her hands, but sometimes he'll smell her head too. He always tells me, "smells good!" I think so too:)

3 comments:

Trina said...

Great post! I love you all...

Rikki said...

awww. i'm sure she does smell good. i like to smell both my babies! (but not charlie's feet. how did he get stinky feet already?)

The May Family said...

I'm with Hunter--- new baby smell is the BEST ever! Carole, it looks like you guys are having SO much fun!