Sitting at my computer wondering what I would write about today, I could hear this conversation going on behind me: Valerie: "Pretty soon you'll be a big brother." Kevin: "I know, I can't wait." Valerie: "You'll be a good big brother. " Kevin: "I know, because I'm helping you now." I turned around to check out the scene. I barely caught it on camera. In this picture Kevin has just finished helping his sister and is backing up from her. What's he doing? He was helping her put on her necklace. Scott and I bought her this necklace not long after we decided to adopt Jaden. She loves this necklace and so does her brother.
Valerie thought that she lost this last week. I walked into the dining room to find she and her brother with flash lights outside on the back porch. They were franticly searching the porch and surrounding grass. I asked what they were doing and Kevin said, "Valerie lost her 'Big Sister' necklace (actually, she just lost the charm) and we HAVE to find it." Valerie reiterated the point with, "Mom, it's my favorite, will you help us?!" I asked what happened and Kevin jumped in with, "It wasn't her fault. I saw it. She just leaned out the door and it fell off." Well, we looked, we used every flashlight that we own and we were all involved. No necklace! I think Kevin was more heartbroken than his sister. That's not to say that Valerie wasn't very upset.
The next day Scott found the coveted necklace in the kitchen about 6 or 7 feet from the back door. He put it back on its rightful chain and waited for the kids to notice. They were so excited! This morning they decided they had better keep it safe around Valerie's neck.
It was very fun watching them be so sweet to each other. We think they are going to be a wonderful big brother and sister! Jaden is a lucky little girl!
Sitting back and watching with a smile on my face......Valerie and Kevin's Mom.