Here is Liv enjoying some cuddle time with Reese.
The jump from having 1 child, to 2 was very challenging. I suspect it is partly because our first child was still a toddler in the midst of refinement. What am I talking about? Does the refinement ever end? Whatever the case, the jump from 2 to 3 children has been much smoother. I am sure it is because I now have 2 very capable helpers, as Liv is 6 years older than Reese, and Holland is 4 years older. Reese is quick to smile at each of the girls and loves hearing their voices!
One day as I was cooking, Reese was fussing a little. I asked Liv to peek and see if Reese had a messy diaper. "Yep! There's POO!" Ok, I'll get to it in a minute. But before I knew it, Liv was instructing Holland to grab a diaper and some wipes, while she started stripping Reese down to her diaper. Holland responded with such speed and grave dedication. It seriously brought tears to my eyes: both girls rushing around, taking care of their baby sis.
And really, Reese looks rather content and well taken care of, yes?
I just had to include this shot, as it proves that Liv gets so much done in one sitting by using her feet. I have seen her do this a dozen times while constructing projects, but it's the first time I have ever gotten a photographed record. (see her laying out the clean diaper with her foot? She also uses these monkey feet of hers to anchor the duct tape roll so that both hands are able to dispense. ha ha!) In this picture, Holland is packaging up the dirty diaper into a nice, compact bundle of trash.
I am happy and blessed to have such cheerful helpers. And Reese is so blessed to have such caring sisters.