On April 10, 2011 in a post titled, Just a swingin’, I posted this clip of Lance.
Ahh, my widdle baby boy! Please stop growing. Thanks.
Now that Vivian is getting big enough for the ever-so-popular swing, they have to take turns…
I’m having fun reusing certain toys, artifacts and a few clothing items of Lance’s on Vivian. Of course, she has her own girly wardrobe and the beginning of a toy collection she will call her own, but it’s nice to recycle and reuse when I can. There are certain sentimental items that I want them to both use as I relive the baby stage all over again.
I try not to be too sentimental or superstitious about the things I want them to share, but I’ve found myself carefully swaddling Vivian each night with the same blanket I used on Lance. When we brought her home from the hospital, I was sure to put on the same tiny Hokie bird hat that Lance wore home.
As for the swing, that’s a no brainer. I can only hope she will enjoy it and get as much mileage out of it as he’s gotten. Yesterday she loved it!
And as for this hat, yes, she must definitely wear this hat in the fall. Just like big brother.
Looking ahead I wonder what tomorrow will bring, but until then, we’re just a swingin’ and living for the moment. My heart goes out to the city of Boston and all who were directly impacted by the Boston marathon bombing. It’s hard to “be normal” in such uncertain times, but I for one and forcing myself to focus on my children and “look for the helpers.”
The Banter Lady