4.19.2016

Bluebonnets.


The bluebonnets aren't quite as glorious as last year for some reason, but we still managed to find a nice field and take our yearly pictures, thanks to Amber Jane for once again capturing my babies so wonderfully! 



My only request was to capture a picture of Aiden with his hands in his pockets, he slays me with his need to pocket those little fingers all the time. Seriously just want to eat him and I wanted a picture to forever remember him just like this. These Levi's have lasted him for 2 years, it's like they are magic pants that always fit him, they are 18 month.


My sister bought Madison cowgirl boots for her birthday, she has now worn them almost daily, with dresses, capri's, shorts, and her swim suit. I gave up arguing a long time ago, she claims they are 'SO COMFORTABLE MOMMY' 

As her birthday gift we bought her a new bigger bed and are redoing her room to reflect her new big girl status. No more baby stuff for her, I think this picture will be perfect as a canvas on her wall. The colors perfectly match the PB bedding I got a great deal on at the outlet too. 


These two have such a sweet relationship despite their age difference, I pray they hold on to that, my own difficult relationships with my siblings weigh heavy on my heart. So many people put so much thought and effort into how far apart their children should be for maximum sibling relationship, but in the end every one is their own person and you just can't predict how these things turn out. I wish I was closer to my siblings, but I wish more for them to find their own peace and happiness. 

15 comments :

  1. My sister is 13 years older than me and she is my best friend!

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  2. You have beautiful babies :)

    Sibling relationships are hard sometimes. I am the oldest of 4. I have two younger brothers and then a younger sister. From me to the youngest (my sister) is 8 years. My sister & I are close. We are similar in that we've both been very thought out & educated in our decisions over our lives. We have both been hard workers, we both went to & finished college, we both have worked careers. While she's in her late 20's & not married yet, she is a very present & loving aunt to my girls.
    My brothers - shew. Those two. One is so charming & sweet but his overly kind heart has gotten him into a mess with a girl. It's been going on for a decade now & we are all burned out from it & i'm just over it. We are only a year apart in age but in terms of responsibility & maturity, he might as well still be a teenager. My other brother is married with 2 kids, he's a good dad but he's overworked b/c he never pursued any formal post-HS education. He works hard to support his family, which I respect. BUT it causes him to be pretty exhausted & very unpleasant to be around. He makes very poor health choices (due to his lack of rest & free time) that also make him pretty unpleasant to be around b/c of differences in lifestyles. I can't make sense of it. I wish them all the happiness & joy life can bring. I enjoy seeing them when we are all together. But truly I don't have time for the ridiculousness in my day to day life. I can go months without talking to them. It's sad, but it's not broken, it's just how we manage.
    I pray my girls stay connected like my sister & I are. But I can understand if one of them starts making poor choices - it's hard to stand by & witness that.....

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  3. OMG - My heart just melted all over the place with those pics! So adorable!!!!
    I feel ya on the sibling thing. My boys are typical little boys, the 8 year old picks on the 4 year yet the 4 year idolizes his brother. My own relationship with my only sibling, younger sister, is unfortunate. She has had many struggles, a very different lifestyle and ultimately it has strained her relationship with our entire family. We don't speak or see each other often but I have learned to appreciate and love her for who she is. It's unfortunate but as time goes our relationship has improved, and that's all I can ask.

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  4. so sweet! beautiful pictures of your kiddos!

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  5. My brother is 6 years older than me and I was hit little baby, he loved me so much. In our teens we grew apart a little but we have grown close again. Seems like they will be just fine :) such sweet kids

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  6. Your babies are just precious.....

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  7. Beautiful pictures!

    I understand your feelings on your siblings. I haven't spoken to or seen any of my four biological siblings in 16+ years. They are toxic and not allowed to be a part of my life.

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  8. Beautiful pics !!! Both children so lovely and so loving - doing a great job Mom and Dad !!! Such Sweetness <3 I know what you mean when you say your relationship with sibling weighs heavy on your heart - trying to give it to the Lord -- and asking that the times I reach out will make a difference and be receptive.

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  9. Beautiful pics!! Don't worry about ages, it's just a number. I'm the second oldest of 4,boys,are 10 years apart and girls are 10 years apart, and we couldn't be any closer. All 4 of us. Of course we're not perfect and at any one time could be driving one crazy, but when the days end,we would kill for each other and are so close and loyal. My own daughters are a bit spread out and love each other fiercely. Age gaps are ok

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  10. Beautiful pics!! Don't worry about ages, it's just a number. I'm the second oldest of 4,boys,are 10 years apart and girls are 10 years apart, and we couldn't be any closer. All 4 of us. Of course we're not perfect and at any one time could be driving one crazy, but when the days end,we would kill for each other and are so close and loyal. My own daughters are a bit spread out and love each other fiercely. Age gaps are ok

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  11. I am one of 5 and have always been close to one of my sisters and felt very judgy towards another. One day I decided just to "love" my siblings and that has made all the difference. Even though we are all very different and live far apart, I seriously love them all.

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  12. Beautiful pictures of your babies! Sibling relationships are very difficult. Ultimately, if you have put your all into the relationship, and your sibling can say the same, that's all you can do. Friendship doesn't have to be there but respect does. My brother and I (2yrs) apart are not very close. We are two different people with very different personalities. He is a good person, no doubt about it, we just don't "click." There is a love and a mutual respect there. We maintain the relationship because my mom would be very sad if we didn't. Anyway, love and respect your siblings. They will come around, you just have to be there to open the door when the time comes! Love them where they are at!

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  13. We have one child and he will be an only child. The response we get when we say he will be an only child is..."he has to have a sibling so he can have a built-in friend for life." I always say sibling relationships are not always positive, close or sometimes even functional, so no he doesn't HAVE to have a sibling to ensure he has a friend because friendships don't always come through siblings.

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  14. Love the pics! Beckett has a pair of 18m jeans from Gymboree that are the same way. He's been wearing them for over a year now and I will be so sad when have to retire them!

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  15. Madison looks SO grown up in that picture! And Aiden is just the cutest little thing!

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