I know this is a glimpse into the future and I absolutely love it.
Tanner and Belle have been our babies for five years and we know we've treated them as such. In order to prepare for the human baby that is due any day now, we've borrowed a baby doll from my mom's house and have been carrying it around with us and referring to it as "The Baby." We can tell that Tanner came from a home that had children because he is completely attentive to the doll as an individual and is soooo gentle with it. He sniffs it, but doesn't get near the head, even though he will look at the doll's face. Belle, on the other hand, came from a young couple that didn't have children. We think that she thinks it's our new toy (which, it kind of is, I guess). She gets really excited whenever we have the doll out and follows whomever is holding it. She listens really well whenever we're holding the doll, so I have hope for her :)
I took this picture after Travis fell asleep on the couch holding the doll~ doesn't it just warm your heart?!