Black and White Wednesday - "He's Got the Touch"

November 10, 2010

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There was an instantaneous bond that seemed to exist between them.

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It's as if they've known each other forever.

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She immediately had him wrapped around her finger.

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Her face lights up whenever he enters the room.

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He loves to pick her up, carry her around, and play with her.

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She is very comfortable with him and feels safe in her big brother's arms.

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He loves to tickle and kiss her and she just eats it up.

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Whether he is holding her close, or watching her from a distance, his face is very telling of the love and admiration he has towards his new baby sister.

I can't explain it, but Nick just has this way about him when it comes to little ones.

He has the magic touch . . .

and that touch granted him entry into Reagan's heart . . .

from the moment they met.

92 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

I love what a great big brother he always was to Sarah! And now he gets to be a great big brother for Reagan as well! She is ADORABLE! Seriously. I could look at pictures of her all day. So totally and completely precious.

Your new blog header is lovely. I love how you incorporated your trip so beautifully into the header. Just lovely.

Sarah said...

What a precious post... I love seeing big brothers and their baby sisters. My son is 10 years older than my little Sophie~Bug and she still lights up every time he enters a room.

Love seeing your beautiful babies all together!

Faith said...

What sweet images! There is something special about big brothers with their little sisters!

Donna said...

These photos really tug at my heart! And I love how you coordinated their outfits. The patterns work so well together!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Wanda said...

Oh Lisa - I'm almost fighting a sob here. These pictures just caught my breath away. I can really see the love on your Nick's face. How amazingly wonderful!!!!

And we can even see how much a week and a half at home is changing Reagan. She looks so content.

Sigh.......so happy for you my friend. (Thought about you a lot over our week-end. Can't wait to have our little family get-together one day.)

Hope you're catching up on your sleep and things are smoothing out.
Lots of love!!
xoxo

StacieinAtlanta said...

Beautiful pictures! And your children are beautiful as well! :)

Dhemz said...

awwwwwww...what a sweet big brother....:)pretty lucky girl!

janetq88 said...

Very sweet. As an only child - I can only imagine what love between siblings must be like. Your photos tell the entire story.

Cora said...

What a sweet relationship!

Jimh. said...

I like the platinum look. She's a beauty!

Darla DiStefano said...

Bless you Lisa!

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates said...

I think that is so fabulous! We sometimes make these huge, life changing decisions that can have such a profound impact on others around us without even sometimes understanding, how big it can and will be! It was meant to be!

Livsnjutaren said...

Lovely pictures.

Camilla (Rantis) said...

So beautiful pictures!

Dita said...

I've been waiting for these and they exceeded my expectations. I should know better than to set any for you in the photography department, should I by now?? Just spectacular as is the blogover...simply beautiful.

Reagan truly does look content and as if she has been home forever...home is where the heart is....HOME is where REAGAN is!

love you,
xoxoxoxo
Dita

Halie Santos - Dayo said...

They look so absolutely adorably marvelous together.

Raymonde said...

Those are wonderful photos capturing a loving relationship. Truly beautiful.

Take care all of you. xxx

Barbara said...

What a beautiful famiily you have, and you are a wonderful photographer. Great blog!

Norah said...

So very sweet.

Love Letters To China said...

These photos brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy all of your children are safe and sound under one roof. Reagan does look at peace now.

I too love your header photos. Looks like you've been a family of five forever.

Hugs...
Grace

jillconyers said...

Adorable. Beautiful captures of the bond between a proud big brother and his little sister.

Sarah Halstead said...

I love this! The pictures are so sweet!

redmaryjanes said...

Very beautiful series. Big brothers are very special.

Stefanie said...

Oh goodness... how SWEET!!
Our Vivienne has her big brothers (and father for that matter) positively WRAPPED around her little finger. She sneezes and they all run for a tissue ;)
So sweet to see she and her big brother are already knit together at the heart!

Buckeroomama said...

I loved reading this and I loved seeing the pictures. There is something about a older sibling loving on a younger one that just melt a parent's heart.

Carolin said...

so very, very sweet!

Erika B said...

Wow, your shots are really gorgeous! You can see the warmth and love in his eyes. He will make one great big brother!

Erika B

DiJo said...

Oh Lisa, these are amazing! You have the touch too my friend! After meeting Nick, I am not one bit surprised that Reagan adores him!

Thank you for sharing this special story!

~Diana

(BTW: Have you seen KIT!!)

LaLa said...

So sweet. They look at home with each other. I have to add that Nick is so handsome..better keep an eye on him : )

Diana said...

This post and pictures made me tear up..Simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Your pictures speak a 1000 words.

Missy said...

Oh my word!!! These pics are sooo amazing and give me goosebumps. That Nick is one special fellow! I think Sarah and Reagan are the luckiest little girls to have him. These make my heart melt. I'll say it again...you are BLESSED!

Jodee Leader said...

What a sweet post! Nick is the best big brother! Adorable pictures!

Katie said...

If that isn't the sweetest! He sounds like he is/will be the best big brother, especially when they need him most.

And I love your new header! :)

Carrie said...

absolutely adorable!

Marla said...

Awwwwww, sweet Nicky!! He is an amazing big brother and your girls are lucky to have him. These are adorable shots, love that 2nd one especially.

Have a good day, I'll talk to ya later!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

You can tell she loves her big brother. What sweet photos.

Rebecca said...

I love this post! Nick seems like such a great young man.

Jboo said...

That is so sweet!! I had a feeling that he would be so good with her! Aren't big brothers just fabulous!! Hope you're all doing well!

Janet

Ashley Sisk said...

He's got the good stuff that future daddy's are made of. :)

carolinagirl said...

AMAZING PHOTOS!!! Nick is such a wonderful brother. My boys were the exact same way with Emma when we brought her home. They still adore her more than I can put into words!

I LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG DESIGN! Guess I need to get on mine. It still looks the same as before Emma! :)

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Lisa - I love your blog header and design!

Love the shots and blessed to see another boy opening his heart to a new sister. There is nothing like raising a boy to be a sweet man and good daddy!

Hugs and blessings,
Jill

Deb said...

These are absolutely precious Lisa! They will be frameable forever treasures to have of these two together!! So glad that they have bonded so well.....the photos who it all!

Lacy Mac said...

Those pictures are absolutely precious!

Kayce said...

I'm so happy to see these images! Nick is an amazing big brother already and now he just overflows with pride in his newest little sister! Just beautiful Lisa! I'm just so happy for all of you! :)

The new blog look is amazing too! Happy Wednesday!

Aspiemom said...

The pictures of Nick and Reagan are just priceless. I'm so glad they connected!

How does Sarah feel, watching the interaction between Nick & the "Empress"? Is it very hard for her?

Gail said...

Oh Lisa, these are precious!!! You can see how much he loves her by his expressions and eyes. Beautiful series of pics.

Your blog is gorgeous btw! love the softness of colors and new pics in your header.:)

Hope your week is going well and sleep is getting back to normal.

big hugs....

xoxo

Patricia/NYC said...

The LOVE in Nick's eyes is sooo apparent in these photos!!! These are stunningly beautiful photos, Lisa!!

What an amazing big brother he is!!

ashia said...

these photos are GORGEOUS!! i especially love the last one! just beautiful!

paige said...

love these images of nick!!!
love raegan crawling with him in the background :)

Candace said...

LIterally... sitting her crying! Your pictures are absolutely amazing! Words can not describe how beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Lori said...

This is so beautiful Lisa!! Your children are SO precious!! :)
Your new header looks FANTASTIC!!!

Tara said...

Beautiful, just another beautiful page to your story.

Heidi said...

Gorgeous shots. So sweet!

ww said...

Love seeing how well your beautiful family is bonding together - gorgeous photos - you can really feel the joy and love!

Mrs Deputy said...

How Adorable!!! She fits perfectly into your family!

Sharie said...

This literally brought tears to my eyes. What wonderful love between them:) I can't wait to seem more photos of your entire family together...

BeckO said...

I don't think I've commented before, but I've been following you a while. I am SO SO HAPPY for your family that you have your sweet angel home with you now, and I had to comment today because the photos of your son with Reagan had me in tears. So beautiful. The love they already have for one another shows clear as day. What a special bond they will have. You have a beautiful, blessed family!

Anaiz said...

Those photos are too sweet, glad to hear everyone is getting along wonderfully :D I am so happy for your family!

7th heaven: 4Chinadolls 1gentleboy said...

Been following your journey and it warms my heart and brings a smile to my face EVERYtime I see photos of your family...
Brothers have a way with their baby sisters...a relationship that is inspiring to witness!

Lynn said...

I loved your journey! Smiled the whole time as I read about where you had been, what you were doing and where you were to go, but when I saw these pictures I could feel the love and bond before even before reading your words and the tears were streaming.

I am so extremely happy for you and your family!

Charlene said...

So adorable...they look like they've been siblings forever. Your family is precious. Thanks for sharing your journey.

Debra said...

Simply beautiful!

Shell in your Pocket said...

How wonderful! He looks like a great big brother. I am sure she feels safe and loved-

sandy toe

Maddy said...

Big brothers are the absolute best and I'm so happy to hear that Reagan is smitten with hers (and vice versa!) Beautiful B&W!! I have to pull my camera out again and join back up! I've been MIA for a while :)

Michelle said...

These pictures are beautiful. It looks like Nick is going to be a wonderful big brother(again).

Lucy said...

Oh my goodness this just warms my heart!!! I love it! What great pals they will be! Your photos are gorgeous of these two...ones they will cherish when they are older! So glad everyone is adjusting well in your house and am amazed that you are still able to take photographs having a new baby!!! You are one amazing mama! Take care, Lucy

Ani said...

Such a special bond between a big brother and his little sis... Precious!

Margaret Bednar said...

Your post today reads like poetry. Beautiful. I remember my husband of 20 years now had just the opposite reaction from my niece when we were dating. I don't know if it was because he was so dark of hair and eyes, but when she was 18 months old, whenever she saw him the night we were babysitting, she SCREAMED. He had to sit out on the porch for over an hour. All these years later, she does like him. But, oh the laughs we have over that memory.

Mrs. Claus said...

I love it! My sister daughters bonded with her husband first, which broke her heart a little. But this is the absolute sweetest!

Tezzie said...

Just...awwwww <3

The 5 Bickies said...

Your Nick is a very special young man. It's so lovely to see and hear that he and Reagan are hitting it off. Your pictures capture their bond perfectly. Great job!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful family you have! I'm not surprised Nick is such wonderful big brother. . .take a took at his family. Beautiful!

Aleasing said...

It has to be a wonderful feeling for you to read all the followers that look forward to seeing and reading you next post as this love story unfolds ^_^

Psalm 127:3. Behold, children are a gift of the Lord.

Mimi said...

Oh Lisa, these are truly beautiful.
I see a big change in Reagan, all her features are relaxing now, and her happiness is shining through.
The look of pure, unconditional love between the two of them is something to behold.
I am so, so happy for you, that after all the waiting and all the hard work, it's now paying off.
And I echo other comments that it's good to see all your children safe under one roof. You and Pat have waited a long time for this, so bask in the glow, lady!
Thanks once again for sharing this journey. I can't even begin to tell you how much enjoyment I'm getting from it, but suffice to say that your posts brighten my day, and that I love it when I see a new one up on my sidebar.
Your new header is fab, fab, fab!

Amy said...

That is just too precious! I love how you captured the unconditional love between this brother-sister pair. It is heartwarming and sincere, and you captured it beautifully!

Christy said...

I love these pictures! you could see the love there, so much it brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for you and your family!

Ray said...

Those pictures are priceless! She is adorable!!

Elle said...

When I saw the very first photo of Nick and Reagan, your words were my exact thought before I read them, "Man, she really, really likes him." The tension is gone from her. With him, she's home.

Nick has the kindest, most beautiful eyes, and, oh, is he handsome. I think all girls must and forever will adore him, not just his sisters.

Terri said...

I Love, love, love ALL these pictures! She is right where she belongs!!! So darn sweet!

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

I love all the photos you shared. he adored his little sister so much. The love of a big brother to his little sister is very visible in his eyes

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3 Peanuts said...

Lisa,

I LOVE this post. Nick seems like such a sweet guy. He does remind me of my boys. They had Kate at hello too. These photos are stunning and I love your new design...all of it just beautiful. Hope you are doing well:)

Jenny said...

Those pictures are beautiful. I especially loved the one of her crawling and seeing him in the background.

Natalie said...

Simply precious. These pictures are ones you will treasure forever!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

I came back for a second look...simply adorable!! And your photography is NOTHING shot of AMAZING!!!

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

I can't recall if I commented or not, but if I haven't, I LOVE YOUR HEADER!!! You are so on top of things. The homecoming pictures are the best! So full of joy. And the pics of Nick... well, he is always so sweet & handsome. How long do you get to take off work to enjoy your time with Reagan?

Kim said...

LOVE IT>.
Big Brothers are the BEST..
He is amazing.
Have a great week..
Love the photos..
Hugz..

Hannah said...

These are priceless! What a beautiful story they are writing together :)

Kim said...

Oh Lisa ... these shots are magical. And so is the love of a big brother! What a blessing!
Kim

Jonni said...

Lisa,

These are absolutely stunning!

betsy said...

Oh, this made me cry. Thank you for sharing your journey. xx Betsy (Mama to two daughters from China, ages 10 and 8)

Mrs Deputy said...

Happy Birthday to both of your beautiful girls.

Nicolasa said...

What beautiful shots of a magical birthday party! Happy Thanksgiving!