I think it's golden when I get a decent photo of my kids together. This one happens to perfectly capture how they adore each other. Magson is so content to have Maggie love on him, and in his one-year-old way loves on her right back--like today, for example. After lunch and just before nap time, as always, I told Magson to say goodnight to Maggie. Lots of times I'll help him blow her kisses, but for some reason I didn't this afternoon. And then Magson gave us the shock of our lives when, unprompted, he blew her his first ever kiss, lips smacking and all. It made Maggie's day and, of course, turned my mother heart to mush.
And here's a glimpse at how Maggie loves on Magson: the kids play out back a lot on these sunshiny days. I let them wonder to the far end of our little property where there's a shallow green belt and where Maggie imagines she's in a tree house in the middle of the forest. I keep a close eye on them from the window. Anyway, the other day, Maggie rushed inside and called to me, "Mommy! Can you keep an eye on Magson for me? I need to go potty." She's only three and already looking out for her baby brother. What a good mommy she'll be one day.