My girls have always been close...they are 2 years apart in age and are different enough that they get along fairly well. I love being a parent to sisters and watching their relationship grow. This is new territory for me as I grew up with a brother. I sometimes have to remind the girls that they are forever friends...the closest relation you have in this world and that they should always have each others backs. I feel like I model this with my close relationship with my brother, my friend and someone I can always go to...the workings of which they see on a daily basis.
|Sydney helping her little sister at the bus stop on the first day of school.|
|Skyler got Cole's backpack all set for him to walk to the bus stop with her.|
|Cole with the big kids at the bus stop.|
|Sydney helping Cole "ride" his bike. He hasn't figured out how the pedals work yet.|
|The girls pushing Cole in the stroller at Botanic Gardens.|
|The girls helped me out by pointing out the butterflies and finches.|
|I love that they'll still humor me and pose for pictures...I know this won't always be the case.|
|Cole would have sat here as long as I wanted him to and smiled. He loves having his picture taken.|
|The Chicago Botanic Gardens is such a beautiful place.|
|The Gardens has a model train display that is outstanding. Cole was beside himself with excitement every time a train went by. The hardest part was keeping him from hopping the fence to play with them.|
|He loved pointing out the trains to his sisters. They acted excited each time a train rolled around, especially when it was Thomas.|
Some of my hopes for them are to see the value in each other and become each other's confidants and best friends, both things I am lucky to have with my brother. And no matter how much they may infuriate and annoy each other, that they always have a love and respect for one another that surpasses any challenges that come their way.