'Jill & Jessa Counting on' Star Jessa Duggar Shares Adorable Photos of Son Henry Holding Baby Sister Ivy
The "Counting On" star, Jessa Duggar, took to Instagram this week to share a picture of her two darling children. The snap of Henry holding baby Ivy was the cutest.
Jessa gave birth to her third child with her husband, Ben Seewald, earlier this year. The family now has five members, including their sons, Spurgeon and Henry.
With the addition of Ivy in their lives, the family is over the moon, and Jessa's Instagram is a wall of cuteness.
JESSA'S INSTAGRAM POST
Jessa posted a bombshell of a picture on her Instagram. The snap featured her precious Henry holding his baby sister, Ivy, on the sofa. The children were glowing in the photograph, and the moment surely adds to the brother-sister diaper stories to look back on.
Since the Duggars pride themselves over their "Do It Yourself" way of life, baby Ivy might be seen helping out with household chores as her brothers do.
TODDLERS HELP AROUND IN THE DUGGAR HOUSEHOLD
On July 10, Jessa posted a video on her Instagram of her son, Spurgeon, Vacuuming the carpet. Now don't jump your horses, whatever it looked like, Jessa mentioned in her caption that the "eager" kids who want to help, should be allowed to do so.
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There’s a window of time in the toddler years where little ones become eager to help. It’s so sweet to watch their excitement as they are allowed to take part in meaningful tasks— not pretend “helping”, but really doing something that helps out the whole family. Playing together is fun, but even the cleanup can be fun if we do it together. 👦🏻💙 There’s a sense of importance and belonging and being needed. Sometimes as a mom I have to pause and remember this. Yes, it may take 5x longer than if I did it myself, but they find it exciting to help out and lend a hand. We definitely need to encourage this and not squelch the excitement. Spurgeon wanted to vacuum the rug this morning, so I showed him how to get started, and then he took over. I stood there in awe watching this determined little guy. After 10 min of going in circles and stopping to inspect for any missed spots, he had the whole thing spotless! Wiping down the table, putting away toys, dumping ingredients and mixing in a bowl, grabbing a diaper for the baby, loading spoons and cups into the dishwasher— they’re eager to take part. As they show interest in household tasks, there needs to be less of sending them off to play, and more of bringing them alongside us and involving them in what we’re doing. At first, tasks will be joint or may require our full supervision, but before we know it they will be older, competent, and be able do these tasks on their own— and do them well. My mom modeled this beautifully. “There’s a window of time where they’re eager to help. Capture it. Don’t squelch it.” ☺️❤️
She talked about how her mother, Michelle Duggar, taught her to get the kids involved in household chores when they still find it fascinating. The Duggar matriarch believed that involving kids in household duties develops character.
SPURGEON AND HENRY UP AND WORKING
In the post, Jessa wrote how helping with the chores will make the kids more likely to help around later. She wrote:
"Wiping down the table, putting away toys, dumping ingredients and mixing in a bowl, grabbing a diaper for the baby, loading spoons and cups into the dishwasher— they're eager to take part."
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Made our favorite pancakes for the second time this week. ☺️ My mom used to make this recipe for us growing up! I’ve always loved them so much that I would eat them by themselves— no maple syrup or anything— and Henry does the same. 👦🏼💙 We made up some extras this time to have on hand for a quick snack. 😋 . Swipe left to see the recipe! It’s from boschmixers.com. If you have a quality, high-speed blender (Bosch, Vitamix, Blendtec, etc), you can make the recipe as is— putting the whole wheat kernel straight into the blender! . I don’t have a blender with the ability to grind the wheat kernel, so I just use whole wheat flour instead. 1 cup of wheat kernels = 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour. . We just mix the ingredients by hand. The boys love getting to stir everything together. 💞
The little tyke replies, "We're making … we're making pancakes, grandma." While Spurgeon speaks clearly, his brother Henry says, "Kip-ka, baby." We're still trying to decipher what that means.