Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hunter and Ella

We have been so busy and I have so many pictures and things I want to blog but I had to do this one first, because it's fresh in my memory (and I wrote down what Hunter said and I didn't want to lose the paper : )
Last night the kids and I were sitting on the couch just relaxing. Hunter and Ella were snuggled up together under Ella's pink Dora blanket (shh don't tell Hunter I told you that) and Hunter says to me....

"I just love having a 3 1/2 year old with Down syndrome. I love hugging and kissing her it just makes me feel like.......like I love her, cause I really do."

Seriously. Melt. My. Heart.

Then he starts asking me "so when I'm 20 she will be 18?" "When I'm 30 she will be 28?" I wonder what he is thinking about?

All I know is Hunter is an amazing boy. He is such a sweet big brother to Ella, she is SO lucky to have him. Hunter often brings tears to my eyes, like when he is changing innings during a baseball game and runs to the sidelines to give Ella a high five and a big hug, when he gets off the school bus and runs to his sister and hugs her, lifting her off the ground and then instructs his friends to give her a hug too, the way he pushes me out of the way so he can catch his sister coming down the slide at the water park.

These pictures aren't the best I've ever taken, but these are ones that I will cherish forever, a moment of pure sibling love!!!






Okay, that's enough being sweet!!

15 comments:

Emily said...

Okay... now that is the sweetest thing ever!

Stacey K said...

So sweet! Love the pictures!

Becca said...

Those are soooooooooo sweet!!! What an amazing little boy. And I bet their relationship even gets better and better as he gets older.

amy jupin said...

omg. absolutely precious. (and that last picture made me laugh out loud!)

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

too too sweet! LOVE how wonderful Hunter is with his little sister - that last picture is hilarious w/ ella's "get me out of here" look on her face! great pics!

Colleen said...

He's such a sweet big brother to Ella. She is so lucky!

Amy L said...

Oh Goodness, how precious!

Aunt Tami said...

That is so sweet!!! I have seen that same look of sibling love on one other little boy from time to time!! Hunter is truly a compassionate and sweet little boy! We miss you guys so much.....give them a big kiss and hug from all of us!!!

Cammie Heflin said...

So sweet! He and my Jake are a lot alike!

Kelly said...

I just love....sibling LOVE!! Isn't it amazing how these kiddos just bond!! These pics are truly something to treasure!! Absolutely beautiful:)

Stevenson Family said...

He is so blessed to have Ella in his life. He will always know the feeling of love that we discovered when our little ones came along. That brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing!!

Pallavi said...

Precious Pictures.
Ella is lucky :)

Tina said...

Thse are such beautiful pictures, love seeing the sibling love flowing so unselfishly. It's so strange I was just wanting to do a post on my two because everyday I notice more and more just how much they love and need each other.

Amy Flege said...

oh those are sooo great!! i can feel the love!!

Tiffany said...

Thank God for sweet brothers!!