Monday, February 14, 2011

Oliver Todd

I have been babysitting my 6-month-old nephew Ollie a couple times a week for the past few months since my sister Laura went back to work. He is cute as a button and we love having him around.

It has been interesting for me to see what it will be like to have two kids. I can tell it will be a lot of work, but it's not quite the same since he gets picked up at the end of the day.

Ella absolutely adores him. Every time she wakes up she says "Ollie Ollie!" and wants to go out to the living room and see if he is there.

They make such good playmates and I'm really happy Ella has the opportunity to have another little one to play with, even if there is a bit of an age gap (one year). She loves to give him his bottle and pat his back when he needs to be burped.

Having another baby in the house is great for teaching Ella about sharing - a totally foreign concept to an only child. As you can see by this picture, Ella is teaching Ollie how to share his hat, binky and chewy rings. He doesn't seem to mind for now.

It's fun to watch them interact and see how they communicate with eachother.

He is growing so fast and is almost ready to start crawling. He is such a sweet little guy and I am one proud auntie!

1 comment:

Laura said...

YAY!!! Ollie loves being with his auntie and cousin! Ollie and Ella are the cutest together. I'm sure they will be best buds for life. :)