Saturday, April 23, 2011
Maddy and her cousin, Anna, have been best friends since they were little. Anna is 6 mos. older than Maddy and has loved her like a sibling since birth. ( I mean it when I say like siblings...love, irritation, tears, fights, smiles and all! )
My dad took these two on a trip to Sanibel Island Resort for Spring Break.
Needless to say, they had a blast. They recorded their whole trip through photos (thank God for facebook sometimes...) and I just loved the images they came back with. These photos really do capture their relationship.
I remember being envious of friends with cousins (or siblings) that were close in age. My closest sibling is 6 years older and my closest girl-cousin was 3 years younger...and I didn't get to see her very often. So I have really enjoyed watching these two.
As I watch them grow, I picture them as high schoolers, then college kids, and eventually grown-ups. With their own families. I hope they stay close!! And I hope their daughters or sons are just as close as they are!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I just remembered something that someone said about Maddy a while back.
It think she was about 11 or so.
She was still playing rec ball for the Y.
I got to one of her games a few minutes late and I said,
"What's going on?? What did I miss?"
And a man turned around and said,
"Well, you're daughter is slicing through their defense like a hot knife through butter! That's what's going on!"
I thought that was pretty awesome.
I remembered that today and it made me smile.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Stella's Red Balloon
This weekend, Stella went to a birthday party and came home with the above red balloon.
As I was processing photos, I was reminded of another little girl and her "red balloon" story.
When Hailey was 2 years old (she's 16 now), we went to a friend's birthday party. When it was time to leave, she decided that she wasn't yet ready to go. She was furious with me for making her leave. FURIOUS.
As I buckled her into her car seat she yelled these words at me...
"I wish I was a red balloon! I wish I was a red balloon!
So I could go
AND AWAY FROM YOUUU!!!!!!"
I remember thinking, "man this kid is gonna be SOMETHING ESLE when she's a teenager."
But she's really about the easiest teen in the world.
Nowadays, Stella is starting to show some real temper.
Can't wait to see what she comes up with!