For the most part, the kids are doing awesome. Miles is having a rough time with me working so much, well and he is a 2 yr old. I'm not going to dwell on the tantrums and time out marathons in this post... I'm trying to block as much of that from my memory as possible. Instead, I'll just share that today Miles and Ellis had their first real play session together.
For the most part, Miles has always ignored Ellis. He has never wanted to hold her or play with her etc. Today after dinner I stripped her down to get pj's on and instead let her just roll around with Miles on his bed. They were both in heaven. Miles loved pushing her and rolling her over. She just loved that big brother was finally paying attention to her. She would giggle when he tickled her (if you know her, she rarely giggles for anything) and they spent a long time just laughing and grabbing at each other's faces. Another favorite of the night was Miles bouncing circles around Ellis singing "She'll be commin' round the mountain when she comes. Riding six white horses when she comes!" So cute. I wish I would have had my phone on me to take pictures and/or video, but alas it was in the other room and I know if I were to leave them for a minute someone would end up hurting the other and the magic would end. I have no doubt it will happen again soon though, so stay posted :)
Now that I think about it, Miles has been slowly becoming more of an Ellis fan all week. Earlier in the week he said "I love sister. She's a cute baby," while eating breakfast. Later, I asked Miles who his best friend was, assuming he'd say Augie (Audrey), Kadence, Mila, any of his many girlfriends. Instead he just said "sister!". That is pretty adorable.
Miles has also taken a fancy to using the digital camera. He's actually pretty good! I'm now in the market for a good kid's camera. Let me know if you have any suggestions!
I think that is all for now... short and quick. Oh, there is one more thing. Mr. Miles has perfected his forward roll. Here is a video for you to enjoy!