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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!

On Sunday, June 28th, K turned 6 months old.

6 MONTHS OLD!!!

I don’t know how that happened so quickly.  One minute she was born and one second later, she turned six months old.

Obviously we had a half-birthday celebration.  We had an ice cream cake to celebrate.  It was a special request from Big Sister M that we had one.  We all got to enjoy it, except K.  She stared at us with sad eyes as we all ate the ice cream cake.  I felt so bad, but I know that she will soon be able to enjoy all the yummy foods.

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A week before K turned six months old, she hit several of her milestones.

She’s mobile. Yes.  Mobile.  She perfected her army crawl and had started moving around all over the place.  My days have now consisted of making sure she doesn’t crawl off to tight corner or crawl towards something dangerous.

She sits up on her own unassisted.  You can see it in the last blog post, here.  Of course, her reflexes aren’t quick enough yet, so she can’t be left completely alone while sitting up.  But I don’t have to always hold on to her anymore.  She can sit up and play around just like her big sister.

She knows how to “close and open” her hand.  It’s a trick that my family teaches the babies at such an early age.  She’s got it down already.  It’s so cute to see.

When she’s in the mood, she can blow raspberries if asked.  She can copy me when I blow raspberries.  She can also stick out her tongue when asked and when she copies me.

She’s been able to get up on her hands and knees into a proper crawling position, but still hasn’t figured out the actually crawling motion.  She’s constantly up on her hands and knees and I can see her little brain trying to figure out what to do next, but the message just hasn’t gotten down to her extremities.  I have a feeling that things will click soon and that she will really be on the go!

One milestone that hit just as she turned six months was the recognition of her name.  I’m assuming she’s recognizing her name because when I call her, she will turn her head to look at me.  At first I thought it was because I was making a noise, but I tried calling out different names and sounds and she wouldn’t turn.  When I would call her by her name, she would turn.

I can’t believe how fast she’s blowing through her milestones.  I like to think it’s because she loves her big sister so much that she is very determined to catch up to her so she can play.  K already likes to follow M around to where ever M is playing.  It’s really cute to watch.

She currently dislikes her carseat.  She hates being strapped down and will cry for the entire car ride.  She is also known to scream and flail during an entire car ride.  It’s a very stressful situation for both of us, especially when I’m the one driving and I can’t be with her in the back seat to try and calm her.  When we get home, and I quickly take her out of the car, she’s a red, tear-streaked, sweaty mess.. It’s so heartbreaking, but there are times we HAVE to go out, like when M has her weekly class.  We’ve resorted to only taking her out with us if we have to know so that she reduces her stress… I’m hoping this phase will pass soon.  Only time will tell…

She’s starting to become more aware of the people outside of her immediate circle.  If we enter a house, or have visitors, and the people start to surround her, she feels a bit overwhelmed and bombarded.  She will start to cry and find cover in my arms.  It takes her awhile to warm up to some people and situations.  But once she’s comfortable, she is super friendly will play with anyone that comes her way..

She’s growing up so fast that I feel like I’m living in a whirlwind.  She’s showing herself to be a very independent little girl with a fighting and determined spirit.  If she doesn’t like something, she will let you know.  She loves to be on the floor discovering all the different toys and textures of her surroundings.  It’s bittersweet watching her just go around.  I’m so proud of her independence, but at the same time, I want her to just sit and cuddle with me.  I’m in awe of the little person she’s becoming.

I can’t wait to see what the next six months are going to bring.

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!


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