Wednesday, February 25, 2009

You turn your back for a second and...

Last Saturday night we were all home, enjoying some family time together in the play room. Shane and the boys were watching basketball on t.v. and Sophie was playing on her blanket on the floor. I stepped out of the room for (literally) a moment to put my pajamas on. When I came back into the room, Corban and Shane were still sitting on the couch watching television, but Riley (our 3 year old) was no longer in the room. After further observation, I noticed that Sophie was not on her blanket anymore either. I quickly asked Shane where Riley and Sophie had gone. He looked at me kind of surprised by my question, and after looking around the room himself, he replied that he had no idea!! (In his defence, I know it's not really necessary to "watch" a five month old on the floor. They don't really move or go anywhere very fast.)

I called for Riley and thankfully he immediately answered me by peeking his head out the door to the guest room. I quickly asked him what he was doing. He told me...
"Mommy, I puttin' Sophie to sleep for you!"
What!
I looked into the room and sure enough there she was, on the floor, just smiling up at me!
Riley knows he is NOT supposed to pick her up, but apparently he had resorted to new measures in order to move Sophie to the place where he wants her to go.


He had quietly dragged her down the hall, by her little feet-no less, into the guest room.
Obviously, Sophie didn't mind the ride much because she never let out a peep!!!

Bless her heart!

The things Sophie will have to endure when she has THREE brothers!!!!!
I know she will have to be one tough cookie!!!!

20 comments:

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Wow! Sophie will have to be one tough cookie, but that Riley is one SMART cookie! How precious :)

Jessica said...

That's so funny, but I know that scared sick feeling when suddenly they are gone. She will have to be one tough cookie. My Sophia is turning into quite the 'bully'...always hurting her older brother Kade because he's so nice she knows he won't hurt her back. :)

LeighAnne said...

This cracks me up because when I was Riley's age I did the same thing to my little brother. I was only 2 1/2 when he was born, so the only way I could "move" him was to drag him by his feet. I actually use to give him carpet burns from dragging him so much. This brought such a sweet memory to me this morning.

Blessings,
LeighAnne

Nicole said...

How absolutely adorable. What a loving older brother to want to put his baby sister to sleep. They are so cute!

Mary Ann said...

LOL!!! That is tooo funny! Not really, but it is!I am just thankful he did not drag her down the stairs. He was just trying to help!!!;0) She will have to be tough. My girls are torchered by the 3 brothers. They love teasing them, and scaring them. Trust me we know the deal around here!

Darlene said...

I LOVE how Riley was still 'obeying' you. This is too cute. Did you know that Dr. James Dobson tells a story similar to this one, that he has made somewhat famous? about a little girl toddler ROLLING her baby brother into another room! I laugh every time I think of it. I cannot believe that this actually happened in your house! That is a HOOT!

Faith said...

Ha! That is so cute! Yes, Miss Sophie will have to learn how to fend for herself in a house full of brothers =)

4torock said...

that is sooo funny and way tooo cute-even though scary at first!! Looks to me like she likes the ride- what a smart boy, Riley:)

paige said...

my favorite part is Sophie's face looking up at Riley!!! she looks like she is having soooo much fun!!!!!!! what a very "lucky" girl she is to have those guys!!!

Rachel said...

I came across your blog through Amanda Moore's and just had to leave a comment on this. How cute and funny that he decided to just drag her around. He was obeying the rule of not picking her up. i got a good giggle out of that. Kids are too smart sometimes.

Hope you have a great night!

Terri said...

Oh, this is too funny!! She went on a wild ride, I guess! I guess Shane will be keeping a closer eye from now on. It will be cute when Sophie starts "helping" with the new baby!! I remember watching Abbie at just over a year old "diapering & powdering" a stuffed lamb. Thanks for sharing such a precious story!! Blessings!

Holly said...

too funny!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Jennie,

Found your blog through Kelly's and have been reading your past posts. I love your blog and will look forward to reading more and keeping up with your family.

I have finally taken the plunge into the blog world.
Stop by and see me sometime. I have lots to learn about blogging.

Thankful Paul said...

Hello! :)

Mindy said...

Hi. I think I've visited you once before, but I just wanted to introduce myself and say that I love your hair! I wish mine would do that!!!!
And this is the cutest story. I have 4 children also but we are opposite of you. Three girls and one baby boy.
Blessings on yoru family and you in these last weeks of your pregnancy. I will be back to visit!
Nice to meet you!
In HIM -
Mindy

Chelsea said...

Yeah, it's scary when the older siblings try to "help". It's sweet though. I agree our babies will be tougher because of it!! I love reading about you and your sweet family. So, I nominated you for a bloggy award. You can get the details on my blog.

MiMi said...

Looks like she was having a ball! Don't you worry --she'll have those boys right where she wants them when she gets a little bigger!

Shannon said...

That is hilarious! She must have loved it to not make a sound! :)

P.S. I love the name Hudson!

The Golf Widow said...

LOL that's great! At least he was following the rules. When my third was born I remember the mode switching to protect the baby from her other "mommies"(18 month old and 3 year old sisters).Usually you're set til they start crawling.

Kathy said...

LOL! What a cute story!!! I still have memories of my little girl playing basketball with her older brothers with her princess costume on and plastic high heels!!! What a sight!!! Oh the fun you will continue to have!!! Pure joy!!!