Tuesday, July 20, 2010

River meets Oliver for the first time

First of all .. more exciting news: my step-brother is engaged! Although we couldn't be there to witness & celebrate the engagement (im not bitter) Im still SO excited for him and his fiance!! I somehow haven't met her yet (since Hello.. we live on the other side of the country from Arkansas) which makes me sad because by the time Freeland & I got engaged I felt like Andrew new him pretty well. But hopefully when we make it back to Texas we can all hang out.

Second, we've been working on Oliver getting more used to babies. And by working on it I mean: we make Oliver sit on the ground and proceed to put River all over him.. put his feet in Oliver's face.. let him "walk" on his back.. knock him around.. grab his nose etc. etc. etc. That may sound mean.. but lets remember Oliver is like 200+ pounds and River is 12 something pounds. And Oliver needs to learn now that River is in charge of him.. he isnt in charge of River. (remember 200lbs vs. 12lbs)

to preface: Oliver is fine with kids. I hope Im not making it sound like he isnt.. he just gets spooked easily by them and walks away. We simply just want him to learn that kids arent going to hurt him.. he can sit still and doesnt have to walk away. that is all.

Im proud to say that Oliver now lets River do whatever. So hopefully when the day comes that River is crawling/walking & wants to pull his ear, tail, and bang on his paws Oliver will be ready. He was already better with Henry this weekend (meaning he didnt jump up and walk away when Henry walked towards him) so Im thinking he is starting to understand that little things arent going to hurt him.

I took some pictures the other night. Now that River is starting to stare at the dogs and watch them walk back and forth across the room its pretty cute. I feel like he is starting to "know" them more which we love. We put him in his bumbo so he could sit and see Oliver:

River.. meet Oliver. Oliver meet River:
River & the dogs
Hello you huge dog

Oliver starts with smelling his foot:
River & the dogs
thankfully they still smell like a baby and not little boy stinky feet

then he moves onto the head:
River & the dogs

River & the dogs
ahhh dad.. what is this thing?

River & the dogs

River & the dogs

River & the dogs
why is it all up in my grill?

Oliver wouldn't stop sniffing all over his bald little head:
River & the dogs

stare down :

River & the dogs

then we moved over to Maddie (she is already a pro with kids for the most part):

River & the dogs
Oliver got jealous and wondered why we moved away

River & the dogs

River & the dogs

this picture proves that while she will pay attention to you for a second.. in the end Maddie really only cares about Freeland:

River & the dogs

cant wait for River to be able to climb all over them & actually play with them.

10 comments:

  1. I love the "Stare Down" picture!!

    We HAVE to get together soon! I feel like River has grown so much since we've last seen him!

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  2. I agree, the stare down picture is great!

    You're right, soon River is going to be all over those doggies and I'm sure they'll love it!

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  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the staring picture! The best. cute post

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  4. Brooke, these pictures are so precious! I never realized how big Oliver really is. Seeing him next to Freeland sure does show that!

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  5. I love those pictures!! Especially the stare down picture!

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  6. precious! I love the stare down pic! and Oliver's head is bigger than River! ha :)

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  7. very nice blog header!
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  8. Glad to see that all of your babies are getting along- that nose to nose picture is awesome!! River is so precious! PS- Hope rotations are going well for Freeland...we are just both relieved that Step 1 is over!

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  9. ok the stare down picture should be entered in a contest of world's cutest pictures. LOVE them all! love the updates on little man, keep 'em coming!!!

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