Saturday, March 07, 2009

Big Brother

Every now and then, I'm caught off guard watching the kids do every day normal things and realize just how sincerely affectionate Carter is towards the little ones.

The little ones who disrupted his 5 year stint as an only child. Jack and Lainey, who have gained an identity and title of their own....."the little ones" or "the babies" or "the twins". No, they are not twins....they're 16 months apart....but cruising in the double stroller next to each other suggests otherwise and they're often mistaken for twins. Lots of looks and comments about how cute they all younger siblings usually receive in comparison to the older ones.

Regardless of the attention they receive, Carter remains dilligent in his pursuit to be a caring and affectionate big brother....going out of his way to show his love for them. Yes, he can be a pain.....all big brothers can....but there is a kindness between the three of them that continues to grow and it makes my heart sing.


Heather said...

This very thing - how loving Carter is towards Jack and Lainey - has been evident in all your pictures since I have been following your blog. He is so precious! You can see it in every picture you take of him with "the little ones".

starnes family said...

Heather, you made my day! Thank you!

The Soladay Family said...

I was thinking the same as Heather. And Casey...your photography does an amazing job of capturing those moments...=)

Anniebanannie said...

What a perfect moment to catch. Definitely a framer I'd say! You have such a cute fam!