Saturday, October 4, 2008

merrily by the lake

Because of my long and lazy break, my trigger finger feels a little rusty. I have been trying to practice more lately in preparation for upcoming photo shoots. Since I don't know many (pretty much zero) people in the new town, my girls have to be the subject on which I take aim. I'm sure when they are grown and see all the pictures of themselves they will be thrilled.*

* let me interject on this point. "I am the last of 6 children and upon a recent visit home, it was evident to all seated in my mother's living room, that there are about 2 pictures of me as a child."

Even if the girls don't love these pictures later, I do now, and I will cherish them forever.

{lakeside living}

They don't always like each other and they may not always play together perfectly (or even nicely at times)...

{lakeside living}

... but they really love each other. It warms my heart when they stick up for one another. I'm a big softy when they beg on behalf of the other to help get them out of trouble. I even think it's sweet when I hear them playing together hours after I have tucked them into bed.

Because that is sisterhood. Those are the things they will remember.

They will be best friends for life.

{lakeside living}

Avery, the-wanna-be-boss-and-almost-little-mama. She is growing up and beginning to grasp that she has to treat her younger sisters will care and not dominate because of her age. It's a precious gift to see this change taking place.

{lakeside living}

Masyn, oh Masyn. She's ten times perkier than any other child I've ever known, and to match her "perk," she is full of "quirk." I love it, she is pure entertainment and love bundled together. Not always the easiest, in many ways the hardest to raise, but also extremely rewarding.

{rock treasure}

Then Evelyn came along and rocked my whole world...and I couldn't be happier about this tiny surprise! Evelyn has spirit! She is so stubborn at times I feel like I will rip out my hair, one piece at a time. Yet, I have never known a more affectionate child in my whole life. We don't go anywhere without hugs and kisses (at least 2 for everyone), and multiple "I love you up to the sky and back" quotes, which she melts me with entirely. Yes, I need her in my life, she reminds me to tell everyone how much they mean to me and to touch, love, and embrace everything I hold dear. My sweet "Eve-win Bwair" as she calls herself.

{lakeside living}

These are memories I never want to lose, and I don't want my girls to miss seeing when they are all grown up.

{late afternoon}

Sisters are definitely something to take delight in!


ps. Music musing tonight features Jack Johnson singing "Better Together."


Lisa~ said...

OMGosh... I teared up at this post. How very sweet a picture of sisterhood. I love that they beg for each other!! Your doing a great job!

Megan said...

Oh I love these. You've captured some sweet moments! I grew up with all sisters so it's fun to see these moments captured. You'll need to remind them of thier love for each other as they get a bit older ;) tee hee he

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

Who loves ya baby? That's right I do!!! I have done the unthinkable and tagged you in a world wide blogosphere game of randomness. :) You can thank me later, in the meantime I hope you'll join in the fun!

Hana said...

How beautiful! I hope to capture moments like these w/ my little girls (and my son of course!). Here's a quick poem you may like: Some women are dripping with diamonds, some women are dripping with pearls....look at me, blessed me, I'm dripping with little girls!

Leah said...

Hey Amelia! It's been awhile, but I just happen to drop by and see how you were doing. Your post...gave me a lump in my throat. Beautiful words about those beautiful girls from a beautiful mama! How lucky they are to have you and to have each other! Glad to see you are blogging again...Leah

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness!!! Look how much they have grown!! Beautiful pictures...just beautiful!!

Noah sounds like Evy... soooo stubborn sometimes, but the sweetest & most affectionate!!

& Ash sounds like Maysn's twin.. lol! A challenge a times, but definately a blessing!

Queen In My House of Blue said...

OH MY GOSH... TOTALLY cried reading your captions... wow.