Many months ago, while at my parents' house, Lindsey came out of the playroom holding a baby doll. Not just holding-holding this doll, but lovingly, cradling it. She kept him with her all weekend. Not that unusual for a 4 year old girl, right?
(Last Sept...the weekend she found the doll)
Yes, except for Lindsey is not really into girly things. In fact, when playing she is usually "Zack", the brother and is more likely to be found digging in the mud or taking apart things than playing dress up. Something about this doll caught her attention and brought out this sweet, mothering side. She affectionately named him Micah. Needless to say, Micah came home with us that weekend and I'm not sure a day has gone by without her "caring" for him. Sometimes this is only a minute or two, other days it can last for hours. I have captured some of the cutest moments with her and this baby....
(Micah is in the blue chair)
Micah sleeping in the pack-n-play
"Zack" with Micah and dog, Rolly
This is one of my favorite pictures of the two of them.
I feel like I am making a baby book for Micah! :)
And one last photo taken only a few nights ago during dinner.
This was actually fun going through pictures and seeing how Lindsey (and Lucy, too) has grown. Funny how the baby stays the same!! Lindsey talks about how when our baby comes home she is going to do all this with our baby--we do explain to her that the baby will most likely be bigger than Micah and not quite as willing or resilient!
She is going to be a wonderful big sister.