Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Best Buds

It's been really fun watching Annabeth and Camilla start to play together more.  With a 3 year age difference, it's taken a little time for Camilla to catch up to her big sister.  Luckily, she is pretty fearless and willing to do pretty much anything AB thinks is a good idea. They are pretty hilarious together.  One of their favorite things to do involves AB tying Camilla to herself with the tie from my bath robe. (She is totally into tying anything and everything) They think it's pretty funny to run around like that trying not to fall down. They also love to get all the instruments out and make marching bands, while singing at the top of their lungs.  We got a couple of microphones for Christmas and they sing in them daily, ON PITCH I might add.

 Their other hobbies are little more...... varied.  For example, AB loves to draw and color.  Camilla likes to eat the crayons. AB likes to play with princesses and barbies.  Camilla likes to put their tiny shoes in her mouth.  AB likes to cut and paste all kinds of creations.  Camilla likes to destroy them. All in all, they get along really well.  It makes me so happy to see them playing with each other.

I was thinking the other day about how sweet and loving they are.  Christ said that in order to enter heaven, we must humble ourselves as little children.  Being the mother of these two sweet little girls has given me so much more insight into that simple concept.  I have been able to see how easily AB can forgive her little sister for doing any number of things - mostly hitting, or stealing toys, or clawing her face, or destroying her masterpieces  (she's almost 2 and isn't always a picnic to be around).  It's so amazing to see how she never holds a grudge, never tries to get revenge later.  In fact, most the time after a few minutes have passed, I see her give her a big hug and kiss on the cheek.  Likewise, when Camilla sees her big sister crying over something, she almost always comes over to her to give her a hug.  It humbles me every time and makes me realize I need to be more like them.

Camilla likes to try on everyone else's shoes


                                   We made a king cake for Brent's birthday!

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