Monday, August 23, 2010

'Salina's Gift

When we first moved to Paradise, a lot of my decision in moving here was because of 'Salina.

I wanted to be closer to my extended family so we could contemplate regular weekend visits rather than longer but more sporadic journeys. It meant that P's family were no longer around the corner - but it is always a joy when they visit us or vice versa.

I wanted to not be stuck in traffic trying to get her to and from school. These days, I can watch her on and off the bus in my dressing gown (all too often) from the top of the stairs.

When I first met V, I must admit that a fair bit of that was for me - however, I wasn't tossing my lot in with someone who didn't have 'Salina front and foremost also. My first phone discussion with him involved the words "package deal" and we have always worked on the principle that, while the he and me things were excellent, they were only ever possible with the he, me and she thing all gelling also. Luckily, they have. Not always easy, a few teething issues and occasional maintenance required.

When I first got pregnant, we were very unsure as to how 'Salina would react, as it would be a large deviation for her.

She played it well, holding all cards very close to her chest as to her reactions to the news - trepidation was the major key with occasional hues of potential sufferance.

And now...

Well, let us just say that if 'Salina told her baby sister to jump, she would be asked how high.


All is well with her world!

11 comments:

Mary Paddock said...

Oh, that is just too cute. It's great that Salina likes her so much.

I love how Paris's little behind got higher every time. She really is going to be walking soon at this rate.

Leenie said...

So wonderful to have that much joy in a family. Paris is well on her way to jumping just about as high as she wants.

Jayne said...

Poop, video won't play for me so I'll just wave at the pretty adorable baby :P

Lin said...

Melt!

BUSH BABE said...

Awwwwwww....

No sound for me, but imagined the encouragement from Big Sister. Go Paris!!
:-)
BB

Debby said...

My comment did not 'take'. I love your videos. You've got one happy baby, to be sure, but also, I can hear the joy in all of your voices as you talk to one another. How lovely that is!

Anonymous said...

Just loved that one. Looking forward to seeing you all too. What a clever girl! Mxx

Missy Boo said...

Way too cute, and warms my heart to think of you all so happy xxx

Pencil Writer said...

Fun video. Loved to hear Salina's encouragement and Paris' responses. Little ones are just so much fun! Love's great, isn't it?!!

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

Just gorgeous!

Melody said...

Clever cookie!