Monday, April 13, 2009

An unlikely pair...






Crew and Ava have quite the blossoming relationship as he has become increasingly mobile. They both love to spend time playing on the floor; I'm just surprised at how well they are playing together!
It started about a week ago as Crew discovered the clean laundry inside the basket. It was just sitting there tempting his little hands to pull the clothes through the slats on the sides. Ava watched him closely and 'tattled' on Crew, but grew more and more amused as he continued his new antics. She was delighted at his little game and it sort of "proved to her" that he is smarter than she first thought he was.
A couple of days ago Ava brought a bucket of play food up from downstairs and set up shop/restaurant in our front entry way. I heard her telling Crew to stay away in one of her sharpest tones, but he didn't listen. I fully expected her next yells to be "Mom! Crew's getting into my stuff!", but instead I heard her say, "Hello sir, may I take your order?". They've been playing McDonald's drive thru for two days now. It's so cute, I couldn't help but take photos and watch them both for a long time. Crew is happy to 'eat' whatever she sends out to him through the window, and Ava is happy to have a steady flow of 'customers'. It's a win-win I never would have expected, but am so pleased that it fell into place.
Ava started out sending him mostly baby items, but learned early on that Crew's favorite foods are the chicken nugget container and the pretend fudge sundae. He has skipped a nap or two because they have played together so long and so well.
I think Brock said it best this weekend, "God picked out and sent us the cutest, happiest baby ever!" Even as I type this post, I can hear Crew giggling as Chip plays with him on the bed. He has an infectious laugh and we all love it so much.
Now, if we could get him to start folding all that clean laundry, it be a match made in Heaven!

13 comments:

DJones said...

what cute fun stuff going on there!

Mom of 3 little princesses said...

as a mom of 3 girls - ages 5,3, and 8 1/2 months - i LOVE this post. soo sweet to watch your own kids interact. i have to tell you - whenever i look at crew i completely see CHIP!!! dead ringer to me!

Lauren Kelly said...

How stinkin precious!!! Seriously, Jody, I have fallen in love with your family :o)

angi said...

I have always loved this stage with my kids too - when they start to move/play, or are up in the excersaucer bouncing around it seem the bigger kids finally see them as more than just a "baby". Such wonderful days :)

N, Kelly, D, E and Zoe said...

That story warmed my heart. "May I take your order, sir" has me cracking up.

You family is precious. Thank you for sharing them all with us.

Magnoliawhispers said...

That is all SO TOTALLY CUTE! Why would you ever want them to grow up? hee

Shannon said...

What a sweet pair! and post:)

Lisa & Gerald said...

Awwww true love...

Memphislis said...

He really IS the cutest baby ever! What a doll, and his fuzzy little head is so perfectly round. What a blessing to your family. Teagan must have helped God with the match.

Jo said...

I miss Ava and you and Crew and I want to play McDonalds with them and eat your lemon bars and just be near my BESTEST friend ever!!!

A big kiss from a million miles away
xxxxx

Michelle said...

Awwwwwwww.....they are so cute!!!

Barrett and Jen said...

We have three boys Jax (4), Bodie (2) and Copeland (9 months) the two older boys are always showing copeland their toys and showing him how to play with them - they laugh when copeland puts everything in his mouth. I love it that they are so sweet to him.

Beck said...

Mmmmmm... chicken nuggets... I mean, wait. That's not was I was going to say...

This gives me hope. My three-year-old would hide every one of her (and his) toys from her one-year-old brother if she could. ;)