Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spending Time With My Siblings

Being at home was so much fun. I really enjoyed spending time with my siblings (everyone was around except Paulette) and their kids. Since I have been living away from home for 10 years now, I had fun observing the unique interests and personalities of my siblings as they interacted with Seb ...

Anna - My youngest sister, age 3

She loved giving Seb big kisses and singing to him when he was crying, "Oh baby, oh baby, oh baby!" or "Sebby, Sebby, Seb, Sebby Webby..."

People often thought she was Seb's sister when we would go out and would say, "What a nice big sister you are!"

Matthew - My youngest brother, age 10

Matthew was eager to test out his diaper changing skills on Seb. During our first few days in PEI, he changed most of Seb's diapers then the novelty wore off.

He was a great buddy to Seb! He liked helping him sit in the Bumbo chair since his neck isn't quite strong enough yet. He also spent time singing to him. Matthew tells me that Seb doesn't like Old Mac Donald Had A Farm nearly as much as the Korean version of Silent Night.

Emma - Age 12

Emma loves babies and was a great help. She would watch Seb while I napped, ate or did things that are difficult to do while holding a baby and knew exactly how to keep him content and entertained.

She also made me lunches to eat at night when I was up feeding Seb and brought me many glasses of water.

Jordan - Age 14

Jordan isn't as much of a baby lover as some of the other kids but he still enjoyed hanging out with Seb and was always ready to install the car seat and base whenever Seb & I we were traveling anywhere.

Patrick - Age 15

Patrick probably held Seb more than anyone else while we were in PEI, he loves babies!

My sister in law, Allie, had her baby while I was there and Krista and I wanted to visit but Bryce & Seb weren't allowed in the maternity ward so Patrick came to watch the two babies! He certainly had his hands full with the two babies but did great.

Kevin - Age 18

Kev (back row with grey shirt) wasn't around too much, he was busy with work and school, although he did hold Seb a few times. 

Bruce - Age 19

Bruce doesn't live at home anymore but came for two nights while we were home.

He spent a lot of time outside with the kids sledding (I went out for a half hour while Emma watched Seb, was lots of fun). I wanted to walk down with the kids to visit Helen so he pulled Anna & Cam in the sled while I carried Seb in the carrier (cause Seb hated the sled!).

Paulette - Age 21

She lives in Newfoundland so we missed her this time!

Krista - Age 23

Krista (middle, grey shirt) came over almost every day with Bryce and her two dogs! We had so much fun hanging out with them : going skating, to baby group, the pool, out visiting, etc...Bryce is eight weeks older than Seb and seems huge compared to him.

Derek - Age 25

Derek, his wife, Allison and their four-year old, Camdyn, recently moved back to PEI from Scotland and are staying with my parents. Their little girl, Isla Mae, was born while I was home so I was able to meet her too!

Derek was up early every morning so we would often hang out by the wood stove while I fed Seb. and would ask how "the Oriental baby" was doing every day.

Camdyn and Anna really wanted to help give Seb a bath. As we were about to wash his hair I told them that we should be careful not to get water in Seb's ears. Cam responded, "Yes or he'll DIE!!!" Ha, ha!

Cory - Age 27

Cory was busy with work and volunteering at the Scott Tournament of Hearts but he did manage to make it home for a visit. Seb enjoyed chatting with him!


Cassandra said...

Wow, you have a big family! Did I count that right: there are TWELVE siblings? Glad the whole family could enjoy some time with you and Seb!

Tarren said...

Hey Cassandra,

Yes, there are TWELVE kids in my family!! My mom always wanted 12 children and she ended up with 12. She loves kids!