Saturday, November 2, 2013


The other night Christi was gone and I was feeding the kids dinner.  Elli was on the couch and she suddenly just completely flipped out.  I'm not sure what frustrated her, but she started screaming at the top of her lungs.  Usually when she gets that way Christi will try to comfort her.  I am less adept at keeping my cool under those circumstances and will often just plaster a smile on my face and try to endure the experience.  When I did this the other night, however, Christi was not there to rescue our sweet little girl.  Elli kept screaming.  After a minute or two, Parker went over to the couch and tried to comfort her.  Taylor soon followed.  I'm not sure how their method of helping her evolved, but it was the sweetest thing to watch.

Each of the boys took one of her hands, put it to their own nose, and said, "Honk!"  She loved it.  The did it in random rhythms and ended up doing it to the tune of various songs.  Elli completely came out of her frustrated state and couldn't get enough of the boys.  Here are some pics and a video:

I love the joy on her face in this one!

So proud of these guys!  They are such good boys.