Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sisters and brothers

I have to share the cutest thing that's been going on between my niece and nephew. Alexis has always liked being the center of attention, and is a real actress, playing up to her audience. We all figured that when William arrived, she'd be quite put out at having to share the spotlight.

We couldn't have been more wrong. Our first clue to the sibling attachment was when she woke up before William one morning, and as my brother started taking her downstairs for breakfast, she got quite aggitated, saying "Baby! Baby" over and over again. Rich took her into William's room, where he was sleeping in his own crib, and discovered she didn't want to go downstairs unless William did too. Awww!

Then this morning, William and Alexis were both awake, and the baby was crying. Rich looked over, and Alexis was crying hard too. Big tears, streaming down her cheeks (she doesn't do this very often, so it was notable.) Rich figured it was because she was hungry, but when he put the food in front of her, he discovered she was crying because her brother was crying.

I don't know if I can handle more of this cuteness.

Mom and I will be re-playing Alexis' birthday party on Saturday. She actually turned 2 on Tuesday, but Mom was so sick she couldn't go, and I didn't want to leave her at home alone. Instead we have a plan for a second birthday celebration, complete with adorable cake, and her adoring Gramma and Aunt Jill.

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