I have loved spending time with my girls this month, Alice was off preschool for nearly three weeks for Easter and we had lots of family time.
It came at a time where Holly is growing up right in front of my eyes, she is saying more words every day. Alice is always chatting away to her and this week, Alice got a surprise when Holly answered her. An answer that made sense to the question she had her asked her. Alice is a real motherly type of girl and gave her a hug saying ‘well done little one’. Too cute…
Holly is going through the copying stage and is literally coping everything Alice is doing. Luckily most of the time Alice thinks this is great and encourages her. And most of the time I don’t mind, it’s just the things that I would rather Alice wasn’t doing, that I don’t want Holly to copy.
These two really are becoming the best of friends, they are so different in many ways, but I think that is why it works so perfectly. Holly is definitely the boss in the relationship and Alice is the caring older sister. She looks out for her little sister and that is all I can ask of her. Holly brings the adventure to the relationship and pushes Alice to be braver.
Yes, they have their moments with each other, but at this stage it’s mainly through frustration that Holly can’t communicate what she wants or doesn’t want and this can cause upset.
I catch myself looking over at them sitting together while they are having a snack and a little chat, thinking they are both my daughters sitting over there. How did I become a mummy to these two gorgeous girls? I am incredibly lucky.
This month getting photos of them together was very typical of my life right now. Alice was more than happy to have her photo taken with her sister and Holly didn’t want to sit still, she wanted to be off.
Then when I gave up and thought those will have to do, Holly went and sat down for the photo and I had to quickly get Alice back in the shot…
I just love that however the photos turn out and these are not the best. Writing this monthly post means that I have photos of my two girls together and I will have them forever. I take photos of the girls all the time, but recently its more often them not together in the same shot, as Holly is a little whirlwind and I have to catch her when I can.