Landon has been doing so well with Coleson lately. We did have a couple days there where he was testing to see what would happen if he hit his little brother, but we got past that and now he seems to be doing really well with him again (knock on wood). He especially loves getting to hold his little brother and asks me to take pictures. I had to create a photos file just for the pictures of him holding Cole because I am starting to amass quite the collection. They sure are cute, though.
Landon has also been very into coloring lately, and discovered the other day that markers color just as well on skin as they do on paper. He had such a blast coloring his hands, arms, and legs! Thank goodness for washable markers! He was so proud of himself and kept saying, "Look, mama! Look!" And, yes, I let him do it because sometimes keeping the two year old occupied for ten minutes (more like 45 if you count the bath that follows) is so totally worth it.
I also just want to toss out there that I don't understand how people have babies, especially if they have other children, and don't practice babywearing. Cole spends at least 50 percent of his day in a baby carrier, usually a ring sling because it's so easy to get him in and out. He snuggles in and sleeps. It keeps Landon from crawling all over him, my hands are free, and he gets to be right next to me. It is quite possibly the best thing ever! Plus, who doesn't love to look down and see their precious sleeping baby?
So, things are going well here. We are sort of settled into a rhythm, and Cole is fitting in quite nicely. This having brothers thing might just work out after all!