6 years, 4 months, and 3 days separate these two. which a lot of the time is an eternity. one is in middle school, one is in preschool. one sometimes picks on the little dude just for something to do, one sometimes cries to get his way with his big brother. but most of the time, the little one looks up to the big one, and the big one humors the little dude. most of the time, they have a pretty cool relationship, and i love that they both bring a totally different perspective to it.
i caught this photo at sam's family night at preschool last night. ben had taekwondo, so alex, sam and i headed to school while matthew dropped ben off. alex did a fabulous job letting sam take the lead and show off everything, and being (mostly) patient and engaged while sam went about his business. i loved watching him let sam be the focus of the night.
i made this page in october of 2008. i remember how much i worried about the age gap during my pregnancy... and how fun it was to watch these two together once sam was born. i think it's time to do an update on this page =) i'm planning to record the NOW of their relationship, and very soon.