A couple proves that there is no better way to surprise your children with a brand new sibling than by introducing the new addition to the family as a special early Christmas gift.
Courtney Solstad posted on Facebook that her family had just adopted a baby boy, Nathan, last week.
Their three older daughters knew about the prospect of a new baby joining the family, but they didn’t know it had happened until the day that their parents called them over to the Christmas tree in their home and baby Nathan was underneath it.
“The girls knew nothing about Nathan until this,” Solstad wrote. “We met them at the door and told them that we had been out Christmas shopping and got them a gift to share… and it was under the tree.”
The Solstads filmed their daughters' reactions. All three immediately burst into tears of joy and excitement. They could hardly contain themselves.
While covering their mouths and gasping in amazement, they tried to express their happiness while remaining quiet so as not to frighten the baby.
In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, Dec. 6 one of the girls can be heard exclaiming, “I’m going to wet my pants!” as her mother begs her not to do so.
Another daughter asks, "Can I touch him?" as their father instructs her to wash her hands first.
They definitely captured a beautiful family moment that all four siblings are sure to cherish for years to come.
It will also serve as a good reminder of how much the girls love their new little brother once he starts getting older and likely becomes a bit of a pest, as all little brothers do!
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