Our little helper

by Kristi Van Dyk in

Steve and I have been so blessed since Kayleigh was born with her sunny disposition. Even when she's sick, she's far more likely to snuggle or ask to sleep than she is to be fussy or irritable. Our baby is growing up into a very good little mother's helper. She passes me clothes from the laundry, dishes from the dishwasher, and picks up her toys and clothes to the best of her ability. When I'm putting away her clothing after laundry she gets most frustrated because she can't reach to hang the hanger by herself. As our playdates with Ryan have increased, she's learning to give him his pacifier (instead of stealing it), share toys, and kiss the baby. She's learning what babies look like, who they are, and how much they need a gentle touch and not aggressiveness. It's truly a blessing as we anticipate our new little one in approximately 7 weeks. Today, after we moved back into our house from Ipemas, Kayleigh wanted to help her daddy paint little _____'s room. Daddy was working hard to measure out the block M just perfectly before he started applying the maize colored paint. After the measuring was done, Daddy lifted Kayleigh up to paint a little piece of her brother's room. She was thrilled (and a little bit sad that she couldn't keep "helping") to be a part, even if she doesn't completely understand all of the ramifications of what is to come.

Here's my photo of the day of my favorite little helper.

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