Brailey Shaye could not wait to hold him! I was terribly selfish with him and sort of hogged all the "holding time" until Brailey asked me very nicely if I thought she might be able to hold him. So first thing in the morning before school, she got her wish. They kiddos picked his outfit for the day out...
And here is Brittster Man holding him, with Rosin in her normal position on the couch. Rosin turned out the be the jealous one! I realized she's never seen me with a baby before. She was very sweet to him and didn't bark or bite or even growl, but she was quite worried and anxious. Curious about that little bundle, I guess? Anyway, we talked Britt into holding him, and it did cause a couple of squaks from Jason, but it was worth it!
And here they are with their favorite Aunti and new little cousin! They love Nicoley so-so-so much! After we dropped the kiddos off at school, we headed to the Law School, where we first met each other while working there. When I got home, there was a message on my voicemail from Brailey Shaye - she was crying and said she felt homesick... Turns out she was sad because she didn't get to spend enough time with Nicoley (and here I was, thinking she missed me!) She is so much like Nicole, it mind boggling... Here is a list of what they have in common: a deep love for lambs and goats, sleeping with their heads covered by a baby blanket, drawing and being artistic, picking flowers, loving flowers, anything to do with flowers and then their sweet, caring personalities. Nicoley held Brailey and Britt both before I did, so she is definitely an important part of our family, to say the least. And now she has a baby of her very own!
We are pretending this picture doesn't exist so it doesn't hurt Brailey Shaye's feelings - at least that's what we said when we took it. It is hard to be in school all day when your brother only has to go a half day... Hence the phone call from school feeling homesick and probably left out. In any case, Britt loves Nicoley as much as Brailey Shaye does, and he was perfect with the baby. We are keeping our fingers crossed they will need a place to stop on the way back to Seattle on Monday... I'm going to post pictures from the Law School next. Hope you enjoy this adventure!