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The girls love playing in my closet.  They love hiding in my clothes.

M says she’s a shirt whenever she hides inside.  K loves hiding around just like her sister.

That photo above?  Well, they’re being shoes!  Duh!

Thank goodness for a clean closet, right?

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UntitledGotta love little sisters.

K adores M.  There are times when K just watches whatever M is doing.  She just observes her big sisters actions.  Then suddenly, she’s trying to do the same thing.

It could be a small action.  M was touching her tooth one morning.  K was just observing.  Suddenly, K starts touching her touching her tooth in the exact same way M was.

It could be big actions.  M was jumping around and dancing to a song on the television.  Without any hesitation, K got up, jumped and danced around like her sister.

K learned how to ‘freeze dance’ just by playing with her sister.  We use the songs already loaded on our electronic keyboard.  When I turn the volume all the way down, the dancers freeze.  When the music comes back up, they dance.  It’s so funny watching the girls ‘freeze dance’ because K usually follows whatever frozen pose M finds herself in.  It’s very cute.

That picture above?  That’s at Costco.  M was leaning forward and kicking the shopping card behind her.  It took K awhile to figure out how to drape herself over the cart handle.  I had to show her to put her arms over to prevent her from hitting her head on the cart.  However, once she got it, she was trying her best to get her little feet and legs to reach that back of the cart like her sister.

Gotta love little sisters!

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All this time, I always thought that the jealousy would come from M.  I always thought that M would be the more jealous one.  She’s my first born.  For the first three years of her life, she’s been the only one.  Naturally, I thought that she would be the one that would act out whenever she’d see me hold her sister.

Nope.

It’s all K.

K, at 15 (almost 16) months old, is very possessive.

Whenever she sees me cuddle with her big sister, she immediately wants in.

Neh! (No!)”  K says, as she pulls my arm away from her big sister.

Arrr-mah (Arm)” K says, as she takes my arm away from her big sister and hugs it for herself.

Poor M.

Sometimes I feel so bad at the amount of attention I give K at the moment.  K is at that age where she needs to be watched like a hawk and I feel like M gets a little put aside.  M has been very understanding and will usually find ways to work with us, or will usually find ways to entertain herself.

I try to steal little moments with M.  It’s so interesting to see K’s reaction.  I wasn’t expecting K to be so territorial with me.

It’s a good thing this mommy has two “arr-mahs,”  one for each of my girls.

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M and K have been sisters for a little over 15 months now.

Sometimes, they are the best of friends.

Other times, they are screaming at each other and playing tug-of-war with whatever object they are vying for.

M provides K with endless entertainment and inspiration.

K is that little sister that wants to do every thing and any thing her sister does.

M still doesn’t understand her own strength and often thinks K is just another playmate like her preschool friends.  There are times where I fear M will hurt K for being too rough.  However, K LOVES the attention and hardly ever shows she’s hurt if she gets knocked down by M.  It’s as if she doesn’t want to ruin the moment by crying or getting hurt.  She just wants to play with her big sister.

K as perfected the art of teasing her sister.  She loves to grab something that M wants to play with, run up to M, and just when M tries to take the object, K will sprint as far away as she can from her sister.  M doesn’t always find it amusing, but I have to give that girl some credit for the amount of patience she has for her little sister.

M has cried on occasion due to K being a little too rough or fiesty with her.  It doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, it breaks my heart a little.  M has tremendous patience for K, so when she finally breaks down and cries, I know she’s hit her limit.

K’s vocabulary is growing exponentially with help from her big sister.  She loves to copy whatever M says and we are constantly surprised whenever we hear her successfully repeat a word.

Overall, life with two girls is just fun.  No sarcasm.  It really is fun.  I love watching their relationship grow.  I love watching them play.  I love watching them laugh.  I love watching them hug.

Sisters.

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You can read their first status report, here.

We’re six months into their lives as sisters and I have to say that their time together just gets better and better.

Yes, I know that there will come a point in their lives when the fighting will start, but I’m going to revel in their joy and harmony and cherish every second of their happiness together.

With K sitting and crawling, it’s easier for them to do things together now.  It’s fun to watch them play with the same toys.

I love watching K observe how M handles and plays with certain toys and objects.  I feel like K is learning so much from all simple acts of playing together.

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K still adores M.  K is always full of smiles when M is around and giving her attention.  The hardest we’ve ever witnessed K laugh was due to M’s silly dancing.  Just watching how K looks at M, I know that she is going to look up to her sister in every way.

M still loves K.  “I love my little sister,” is often heard coming out of M’s mouth.  M loves K’s fuzzy hair.  M loves hugging and kissing her little sister.  M loves having K lie down next to her.  M is very patient when K begins to climb all over her, or when K decides to pull on her hair.  M doesn’t fight back.  M just lets it all happen.  She’s such a good big sister.

I’m hoping that these feelings they have toward each other continue to grow.  I hope it never changes, even through all the fighting and disagreements they will encounter growing up, I hope the remember how much they adore and love each other.

Hope you all have a fun and safe Fourth of July holiday.  We will be celebrating with family and I hope to have a blog update on our holiday next week!

K turned four months last week.

Can you believe it?  FOUR MONTHS!

It seems like only yesterday that she was a newborn.  Now, she’s four months old.

I feel like four months is the turning point in the baby’s life.  I felt it with M and I feel it with K.

At four months, it’s like they shed any ounce of “newborn” they had left in them and came out a full fledged baby.

At four months, the world is suddenly much more interesting.  They both became very aware of their surroundings and both became very easily distracted by any noise or commotion that is within ear and eye shot.

At four months, they both became much more interactive.  They both craved to hold conversations with whoever would engage them.

At four months, their cries changed from that signature newborn cry into their own individual baby cry.

At four months, they changed from happy newborns to happy babies.  I love it!

It’s been a whirlwind of time since K was born and here we are at four months.  K is turning from back to tummy and she LOVES trying to stand when we hold her.  She’s started eating rice cereal twice a day and is drinking her formula like no one’s business.  She smiles at almost anything and everything.  She is curious.  She is alert.  She is nosy.

She LOVES her big sister and will often follow her with her eyes where ever M goes in the room.  She thinks M is the ultimate source of entertainment and laughs at almost everything M does.

I loved when M turned four months old because it felt like such a big change in her life.  I’m also loving K at four months old.

I can’t wait to see what time has in store for my girls as they continue to grow.  Thanking God for all these wonderful blessings!

With K approaching the four month age, I think it’s time we did a status report on how M & K have been doing.

If I had to sum it up with one word, I’d have to say “PRECIOUS.”

From the beginning, K has fixated on M.  I remember asking their pediatrician if it was normal for K to make eye contact with her sister more than me.  Naturally, her pediatrician said it was normal and it was because M was much more animated than I was.

Now, K absolutely adores her older sister.  Every little move that M makes is followed by a sweet smile or giggle by her little sister.  K is amazed by all the things that M can do.  I can see in K’s eyes that she cannot wait to be able to run, jump, and play around like her big sister.  It’s truly amazing to see all that love she has for her M.

In return, M really loves K.  Whenever we come across relatives we haven’t seen, or even strangers, she never fails to introduce those people to her baby “stister.”  On days that M and I go out on our little mommy/daughter days, she will find herself reminded of K constantly.  We were at the grocery store and heard a baby cry, M turns and tells me, “That sounds like my baby sister, K.”

When asked if we should leave the baby with a relative or a friend, M’s reaction is always, “No, she has to come home with us!”

Every morning, when they both wake up, they have to lie down together on a pillow and just hug and cuddle.  M shower’s K with kisses.  K turns towards her big sister with loving eyes and works on her reaching and touching skills by going for M’s face.  I have TONS of pictures of their time together each morning.

Playing is becoming more and more of a real thing between them now.  As K is getting older, the playtime is getting to be more interactive.  M has a “silly walk” that she does that always gets K smiling and laughing.

I love the bond they are building.  I love the relationship they are forming.

I know that as they get older, there will be fights.  I know there will be misunderstandings.  I know there will be drama.  I know there will be tears.  I know there will be downs.

I also know that there will be ups.  There will be heart-to-heart sister talks.  I know there will be things they will tell each other that they might not tell me.  I know there will be hugs.  I know there will be laughter.  I know there will be fun.

I love watching these girls grow together.


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