Monday, July 7, 2008

Keeping Emma at Bay

Here is a typical interaction between Emma and Miriam:


Miriam is smiling, laughing, cooing or otherwise being cute and fun.
Emma comes over to investigate why Miriam is getting so much attention. Notice Emma's smelly marker-covered hand on Miriam's arm. Too bad we didn't get a picture of Emma pinching Miriam's cheeks or giving Miriam a "pig nose."

I try to encourage Emma to play with Miriam by talking to her and not touching her face.
Emma resists my attempts to contain her always-moving arms.
So, her busy arms find a book to keep them happy...
...until the next time Mom and Dad aren't looking and she can give Miriam a pig nose.

3 comments:

Cailean said...

Isn't it amazing how the little people are so attracted to each other! Miriam surely is loving her sisters. I look forward to when Lucy is smiling as regularly too!

Jen O said...

A plethora of cute posts! Miriam's smiles are sweet! Love the photo of her sleeping surrounded by burp cloths...you're a mother who KNOWS. :-) Hannah and Emma seem to be terrific big sisters. Happy summer!

Julie said...

I love the sequence of photos. What cutie-pies! And is that magic marker on Emma's cheek too?