Monday, October 14, 2013

Win Some and Lose Some

Reading a library book together at bedtime.
It is the most wonderful feeling to know that my boys will grow up with their brothers. To have siblings to be picked on by and to be loved by unconditionally.
Dylan is a great big bro. He will play with the littles, read to them, encourage them, and dote over them. Don't get me wrong, he is still a pain and tries to get them in trouble or avoid playing with them when he friends are over, but he is extremely protective. They are instant friends. When I'm having a tough night or Dylan hasn't done his reading homework I will have him read to his brother (s) and all is right in the world. 
Lincoln loves his big bro. 
Camping this summer.
He absolutely idolizes him. If "Bowbie" has his hood on, Lincoln will wear his. His outfits, his mood, his snacks, all reflect whatever his older brother is doing. It is a great opportunity to remind Dylan that whatever his choices are will impact his little brothers but it also gets a little old after a while when he feels like he never gets any alone time (I know the feeling!). 

IHOP! Trying to keep the boys entertained while waiting for the food. 
 Warner loves trying to keep up with his older brothers. He is getting more agile but still doesn't play like they do. He is more in the wrecking stage which is extremely frustrating to Lincoln. At this point he could really take or leave his little brother but I think it is just the current stage they are in. He does have some tender moments and will hug or kiss him, or try to pick him up to bring him to me (a choke hold around the neck, but hey he's trying). They all want to sleep in the same bed and still take baths together so I'm lucky there. I guess we will have to see how this brotherly love pans out in the future.
Eating a snack while checking out the pet frogs. 


  1. Those moments are so treasure-filled!

  2. Those moments are so treasure-filled!