Sunday, December 13, 2009

SnapShot Sunday ~ Sisters...

Ah ~ Sisters...

Is there any thing more to say...

Why yes...there is!

See these two are truly sisters ~ in our eyes!

They fight like two sisters would...

They share like two sisters would...

They take care of one another like sisters should...

and

They love one another like sisters should.

(and seeing how I am a sister as well ~ I know exactly how a good sister should be)

My sister, Lisa, and I are almost 4 years apart. Once we hit "adulthood ', four years wasn't that big of a deal, but growing up...that 4 years age difference was a lot. When she was playing with dolls - I was playing with my bottle & wearing diapers, when she was playing outside with the other kiddos from our neighborhood - I was playing inside with my dolls, when she was enjoying those hot summer days out walking with her friends - I was told to stay home and not be a tag-along. (growing up) My sister did at times act as a little mother-hen" to me - which is all sweet & well - but I so wished I had a sister that I do have now! I prayed that one day I would have two daughters that would be close in age and have that sister bond that I so longed for...

and boy did I get it!

These two amaze me ~ every single day! I so wished my sister & I had a closeness (growing up) like these two have...

My girls are only two years apart. Francesca (my oldest) is four while Annabelle (my youngest) is two. They are able to do a lot of things together that I was never able to do with my sister (growing up). They both love to play games with one another. They both love to draw & color with one another. They both love to play outside with one another. They both love to watch TV with one another and they both love that feeling of being independent from taking care of one another (no need for mother-hens here).

Now don't get me wrong - these sisters do look out for one another. Both make sure that the other one is well taken care of ~ always (even if they are fighting with one another). And while I know that the fighting is not something that I should laugh at, I do find myself smiling just a little when I hear them go at it!

My two daughters - these sisters - play very well together. Most of the time taking turns and enjoying all the fun that having a sister can bring....





It is going to be exciting around here once Benjamin comes home. I have a strong feeling that our little man is so going to rock these two sisters' world!

Ni Hao Y'all

9 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This was such a cute post Shell.....You can see that they have a bond like no other!!! They are such sweet girls:)

Loved the adorable pics.....I am guessing that you are in love with the new camera!!!

Oh yeah, can't wait to see what happens once Benjamin enters the scene..... I am sure it will be one big happy family:)

Luv Ya and Enjoy the rest of your weekend with the family!!

xo,

Lisa

Courtney said...

Great post. There was 6 years between me and my brother and we are not that close. So glad your two girls are bonding so well as sisters

Football & Fried Rice said...

I have a feeling you are RIGHT on about Benjamin giving these girls a run for their money!

As the youngest of 3, with 2 brothers, I always wanted a sister too! It is nice to have "sisters" now that I am grown up - close friends that I love, but nothing like having a sister/best friend growing up.

Love the pictures of the girls - they both look so happy to be together - I just love it. God definitely knew what He was doing when He brought you Annabelle & Francesca!

Theis Family said...

If they are like Micahs two sisters are to him, he will be their little project. They will dress him up, carry him around, and act like they are his mother:)

Jodee Leader said...

Cute pictures of the girls! I always wanted a sister too, however, I was blessed with two brothers instead!

Stefanie said...

Nothing like a sister!! And it's wonderful to hear how close your girls are... what a huge blessing!
Can't wait to see what Benjamin adds to the mix, maybe one day he'll need a brother to even things out? ;)
Thanks for this beautiful Snapshot of your beautiful girls!

KiT said...

I love this post! I couldn't agree with you more either. I had no sister at all and my brother was 10 years younger than me, so it has meant so much to be to see how close B and E are.

Chris said...

Your girls are adorable...

There's nothing like sisterly love!

Jill said...

What sweet girls!

My guess is that they will ADORE their new brother! But...little brothers CAN BE a tiny bit annoying sometimes! ;)