Thursday, August 14, 2014

Monkey See Monkey Do

When I had Walker I worried that because Jackson and Walker were not super duper close in age that they might not have that "bond" I had hoped they would. Isaiah and Jackson were only 20 months apart and to go from having two kiddos that close in age to an age gap of 4 and a half years, I just hoped and prayed that Walker and Jackson would be buddies like I know Isaiah and Jackson were and would have continued to be. 

I can not even express how amazing Jackson and Walker's bond is. It's like they are just far enough apart that Jackson rarely gets annoyed with Walker, but just close enough in age that now they can actually play games together, have cute conversations with eachother, and hang together pretty darn well.

Walker will do WHATEVER Jackson tells him to do....and Jackson is TOTALLY aware of this, but....It's really cute to see them interact together. He copies basically everything Jackson says. He mimics his every move. And when Jackson is not with us there is the constant, "Where Jackson go? I want Jackson here. Where Jackson go Mommy? Where Jackson go Mommy?" Sometimes I respond with, "I don't know Walker, where is Jackson?" Which is met with the correct answer as to where Jackson is. I think Walker just likes saying Jackson's name.

I love watching Walker copy EVERYTHING Jackson says or does. (Yes, at times it is annoying! But it still makes me laugh!) He wants to be big so bad and Jackson reminds Walker on the daily that when he "gets big like Jackson, that Jackson will help show him how do play baseball, make friends, etc."

This summer has been one of the best summers of my entire life. I have loved having "adventures" with my boys and watching them grow, learn and interact. I love how even in pictures you can see how Walker wants to be just like his brother!

He even wants to dress just like Jackson. This was at the zoo last week and we looked over and Walker had taken Jackson's hat, turned it backwards and put Jackson's sunglasses on. Upside down. So stinking cute.

And then there was this....after a long morning and early afternoon of playing with friends at the downtown splash pad I looked back and I saw this. My heart melted into a puddle of mush. I am so thankful that we decided to try again after Isaiah died and have another baby. And I thank God for these precious moments between brothers!


Stone Chic said...

Great post! Brothers have that special bond... no matter the age difference! So presh! Love them. xo

Brooke said...

oh melt my heart. those two holding hands. what a great big brother! too freakin cute. walker is just beautiful with all that hair and that grin. (insert whatever cool word you call boys).