Every once in awhile I like to do a little sister snapshot and share little things about the girls, things that I know I'll love to look back on and remember. I wish I did this more often! But ya know... life happens and I'm usually busy blogging about the embarrassing things I've done. The girls are changing so quickly and are both in really fun stages right now! Each day they prove to me just how opposite they are! They are busy and into everything, but they are so sweet and funny too! They are quite possibly the sweetest sisters and I'm so thankful that I finally get to experience sisterhood through them!
Sloan Eloise . Three years and seven months
It's no secret that Sloan is my sassy child. She has been since the day she was born. She's basically a short scrawny version of me. She reminds me so much of myself that it actually scares me, teenage years could be really scary people! While she is sassy, she is also so very sensitive and sweet. She's incredibly thoughtful, witty, and loyal. She protects Phayre and worries for Phayre the way I always have with my little brother. The other day P was a little under the weather so I took Sloan to a birthday party by herself, she grabbed two of everything and asked me to put them in my bag for Phayre. Down to the balloon animals, she asked for an extra for her sister. She loves P so much, she really is the sweetest big sister.
Sloan is SUCH a princess. She will only wear dresses (and loathes pants), plays dress up daily, and is hell bent on making her sister into a princess as well. She chases P around the house with princess dresses and demands she wear them. She's very theatrical and spoils me with lots of concerts. Every day she spends time in her bedroom "organizing". "Organizing" consists of Sloan laying out several outfits, which include bows, jewelry, sunglasses, cold weather accessories, and shoes. I pretty much feel like all I do is put her stuff away, but it's her most favorite thing to do so I go with it :). Her outfits come in handy considering she demands to change her outfit at least three times a day. The laundry you guys. The laundry might kill me.
Sloan loves words, she always has. She copies everything I say and loves using big words. When she's unsure of a words meaning, she'll use it in a sentence and then gage my reaction to see if she used the word in the right context. I love when she uses words in the wrong context, I think it's so funny. The other day we were in the car and she said, "Oh no Mama!! The snow is turning brown in the street. That is making me so nervous! Like, I'm just so nervous about all this brown snow." I laughed and she gave me a funny look and said, "Wait, am I nervous mama?" So we had a conversation about what nervous means and she hasn't stopped saying it since.
Sloan has been and (I hope) always will be a Mama's girl. She loves me so much and is so loyal to me, she truly is my little bestie. One of my most favorite things about her is how affectionate she is. She's constantly holding my hand, giving my kisses, or asking me to cuddle her. Lately she's been asking me for another baby. I told her that when you want a baby, you have to pray to God and ask him to bless you with a baby. Everyday she says, "Ok mama it's time to pray for a baby! I want a boy baby and then later another girl baby." I keep telling her to be patient and enjoy P for awhile longer. Plus she's dreamin if she thinks she's getting two more siblings :).
Sloan Eloise really is wonderful. She is such a three year old when it comes to her emotions and her ability to be rational (please tell me four will be better!), but she makes up for it by being so incredibly funny, loving, and kind. She loves preschool, is shy when you first meet her, loves her family and friends fiercely, is so good at playing make believe, loves Elena of Avalor, and wants to do art all day long.
I joke about three being a hard age and hoping that four will be a little more emotionally stable, but if I'm being totally honest I am so deeply sad that she'll be four in four and a half months. My sweet baby is growing up so quickly. Oh what I wouldn't give to go back in time and hold my tiny Sloany just one more time. Although she still very much loves to be held... I told you she's my affectionate kid :).
Phayre Golda . Sixteen months
Oh sweet Phayre Gold Brown. Phayre is at my most favorite age right now. She can walk, understands everything, and is starting to talk like crazy! BUT, she doesn't yet have an opinion, doesn't throw fits, and doesn't know how to talk back! She calls herself Phayre Bear and calls Sloan "Didi". I'm not kidding, it's my favorite thing on the planet. She runs around all day long yelling, "Didi!! Didi!!!, Diiiiiiiiii Diiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!" She follows Sloan around and copies her every move (especially if it's something naughty). P is so easy going and happy, you can't help but smile when you're around her. Her giant blue eyes don't hurt either ;).
Phayre dances ALL day long. If she hears anything that even resembles music she starts dancing. A commercial or a phone ringing? Baby sister starts busting a move and I LOVE IT. She also loves to twirl, it's the best. She is into everything and makes it her mission to leave a trail wherever she goes. She exhausts me in the cleaning up department, it's a good ting she's so happy and cute. P is also so freaking accident prone. She is constantly getting hurt, we joke daily about putting her in a bubble. She is by far the most resilient kid I've ever known though. She can bounce back remarkably fast after a pretty bad tumble!
She loves Daniel Tiger, although she'll only sit through about six minutes of the show. Her favorite toy is her babydoll stroller, she pushes it all around the house and gets so upset when Sloan tries to play with it. She has two favorite blankets and always falls asleep cuddling a baby doll. She LOVES babies so much. Whenever we're with friends who have a small baby she whines and gestures to hold the baby. It's kinda like a knife through my heart when I see her holding other babies :(, I cannot believe how big she's getting.
I like to think P is a mamas girl, but as soon as Eric walks through the door she's all about him. She gives the worlds best welcome home hugs. Seeing Eric's face when she comes barreling across the room to hug him is one go my most favorite parts of the day. Speaking of P running, her one adorable thigh role has quickly disappeared. I miss that thigh role! Don't worry though, P is still a fantastic eater and a chunky girl.
Phayre is such a little sister. She idolizes her big sister (she's such a copy cat!) and is so easy going. She just fits into our family so perfectly, I'm so so thankful for her. I'm absolutely dreading her turning 18 months because then I know she'll be closer to two than one. I don't want my baby to grow up!! Just stay little for a bit longer my sweet P.
These photos were taken by my very talented friend Lindsey from Lindsey Wiatt Photography!