Monday, January 27, 2014

Sister Love

I had the privilege of watching the sweetest interaction between my oldest and youngest daughter recently. It was nothing out of the ordinary, but I wanted to write it down somewhere for my girls to read when they are older, this seems to be the only place that I manage to get pen to paper, so to speak.  Kait, my 14 year old was in her room listening to music and doing a few things, Maezy (4) and I went in for a few minutes to chat and hang out with her. As soon as we walked in Maezy started dancing, the girl loves to dance. When we were done chatting Kait told Maezy she could stay in her room and dance. Maezy said she wanted to have a dance party, Kait told her she could have one in her room, but Maezy said she wanted one in her own room, without a second thought Kait took her music phone and her speaker into the girls room. Which I thought was so sweet, she gave up her own music so her little sister could enjoy it. My favorite part of their cute little interaction though, was that after Kait out of the girls room, Maezy followed her back into her room and said, "no, Kait, remember the last time when Hudsyn had a dance party? She had make-up on and my nails don't have anything on them." Which was her way of asking her big sister to do her make-up and polish her  nails. Kait put everything she was working on aside, looked at Maezy so sincerly and said, "oh sweetie, come sit right here then." She as usual, put a little bit of make-up on her and polished her nails.

I love, love, love  the bond that our kids have with each other. They get along so well as a group, in trios, or in pairs. It is absolutely my treat to get to watch them grow up together and see their relationships form and grow.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Christmas Morning in Pictures!

It took me a while to get our Christmas pictures uploaded this year. Life is so busy and so fun! We are loving all these snow days. We have been having tons of fun with school and making lots of arts and crafts. Pictures fell to the very bottom of my priority list, but I wanted to make sure they did get posted somewhere as a way for us to remember this Christmas. It's a very picture heavy post, I just want to make sure to document my favorite holiday! This year we started upstairs with gifts from Dad and Mom and moved down to the basement for Santa gifts. We couldn't get our girls to come downstairs with us because they were so in love with an animal set they received from us, they couldn't stop playing with it. Once we got them down there, they were so excited to find a great portion of the same animal set we had given them a small piece of upstairs. As a side note, pay no attention to the fact that Kait and I are wearing the exact same thing. She came home from her Dad's house Christmas morning and walked in and I couldn't help but laugh....we were wearing the exact same hoodies and black pants. At least once a week we fight over who gets to wear that hoodie. We refuse to go out matching, so it usually comes down to whichever one of us is more desperate for our favorite hoodie. ;)