Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Baby Love

Jacob holding his baby cousin
On Sunday, after a horrific day in the trenches of the homework wars with Ethan, I received a lovely E-mail from our niece's husband (why is there no good term for that relationship... nephew-in-law?) the father of the month-old twin cousins Jacob had gone to visit that day. 

I was feeling rather gloomy and wrung out, and it was just the hopeful, good news I needed to hear.  I'm going to quote it here, and then show you the rest of the pictures, too, because they're all so cute.

Dear Varda,

I wanted to send a short note to let you know what a wonderful visit we just had with Jacob (Danny too, but that's a different story)!

Jake was sooo sweet with our boys, so attentive, so connected! It was amazing to watch, amazing to experience, and made me (and Stephanie) feel warm all over.

He wanted to hold each one, wanted to talk to them both, wanted them to wake up, go to sleep, and answer all of his questions.

It was the most connected I have ever seen Jacob, and I really loved watching him. I know that it can not always be easy to take care of this special boy, but please know that your hard work is well worth it! He gave kisses and smiles, held hands and talked (although he would not tell me what MegaMan was about, he was happy to report on who was in the movie.)

Anyway, we have some great shots of him with the boys.  I hope you will take a look, and kvel like all mothers do.


Darone then sent me the photos, and further informed me that Jacob could not remember his cousin's names, calling them "Green Baby" and "Blue Baby". 

Jake holding "Green Baby"
Jake holding "Blue Baby"
Jacob sure loves those babies!
Thanks, Darone & Stephanie!

I’m linking up to Wordless Wednesday at Angry Julie Monday.
I'm also linked to Special Exposure Wednesday at 5 Minutes for Special Needs.


  1. Awww precious. Other people's babies are soo sweet. But I'm not sure about the crying and feedings all over again. I love the blue and green baby theme though.

  2. I think this is so great. I love when I see my son connecting and wanting to know someone like your son has!

  3. That's great! How nice that your nephew-in-law shared it with you, instead of just keeping it to himself. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. It's always heart warming when others notice and take time to tell you about how special your kids are! It makes all your hard work worth it...

  5. That is so sweet of him to send you that note! Keeper for sure - and pull it out any time you are having 'one of those days'!

  6. That's really great! I'm glad it cheered you up!

  7. Aw..that's very sweet. And there's nothing like hearing our kids are wonderful to make it all worthwhile..

  8. nice natural smile there on your lovely boy and... must mention the smile on my face due to those magnificent orange pants!


  9. What lovely pictures. I can see why they cheered you up!


I am so sorry to have to turn word verification back on, but the spam-bots have found me - yikes!