you two.

My two monkeys are home with me today. It’s a school day but a bit of tummy trouble kept us from heading that way at 9 am. It’s the worst kind of “sick” though since they actually feel fine and have just as much energy (or more!) as usual. And they’re together. Which means double trouble. On a day when I was planning to be ultraproductive two little sick-but-not-really munchkins aren’t exactly what I was hoping for. Sometimes doing the responsible thing really stinks.

On the other hand, having two kiddos who are so into each other is pretty fantabulous. So I won’t complain.

Some of you have commented before about how well it appears they get along. And they really, really do. Sarah is thrilled to have a little brother to take care of and lead around while Ephraim thinks his sister hung the moon.

Brent has a brother. I have a sister. This whole mixed gender sibling thing was new to us and I’ve spent a good chunk of time worrying that they won’t grow up close. My fears are beginning to alleviate.

As far as two and four year olds go, I’m not sure they could be closer.

 Gosh I pray it stays that way.

And I hope they go to school tomorrow.

HeatherAugust 30, 2010 - 12:17 pm

Cute cute! I wonder the same thing about Maggie and her new baby brother, Henry … so thanks for this post! I hope they have a similar bond, even with the 4-year age gap. Maggie loves her brother now, so I hope it continues! And hope everyone is feeling better tomorrow at your house! 🙂

Kelly RasmussenAugust 30, 2010 - 12:31 pm

i’ve followed your blog for a couple years now and i’m always so excited to read what you have to say. i find it crazy how much i can relate to you in regards to the kiddos. sometimes when i read your posts about sarah and ephraim, i feel like i could just substitute my kids’ names in their place. 😉 my daugher, halle (5) and son, gage (2), have a wonderful relationship as well. halle just started all day kindergarten this year and it made me really aware of how much gage adores his “sissy”. when she comes home from school he greets her with a hug and they are off to play together for hours.
and that post where you showed pictures of ephraim in some girly dress-up clothes…that goes on in my house almost daily. 😉

JenniferAugust 30, 2010 - 12:36 pm

Count your blessings and pray it doesn’t change. Tyler bugged me for a baby brother for years, but the novelty wore off after a few years and he has rarely been anything but critical of him ever since. 🙁

JenniferAugust 30, 2010 - 12:43 pm

Ephraim’s expression in that second-to-last photo is just beautiful.

Lorena MoraAugust 30, 2010 - 12:51 pm

I love Sarah’s hair, super cute. I’m jealous at your little ones relationship. My 2 seem to always fight, 5 year difference maybe? I’m not sure, but I always remind them that they have to protect each other so although they fight a lot they protect each other and I always make them apologize to each other. But how I wished they got along better.

MeganAugust 30, 2010 - 3:30 pm

I have a baby brother and we were best of friends when we were little and then not so much when we were tweens/early teens. Then we were back to normal after all that weird stuff. Now he calls me for parenting advice and I call him for financial advice! If any of that helps.

SierraAugust 30, 2010 - 3:36 pm

I could not agree more on not knowing how the sibling interaction should work. I’m an only child. lol Then I went and had four kids! I ask my Mom, one of five, is this ok fighting? How much teasing is too much? She laughs and says, “Honey, your kids are so GOOD. Just keep loving them and they will be fine.” When the oldest is 11 and the youngest is 1, the definition of GOOD varies. lol

Gotta love Mom’s and their reassurance. 😉

gloriaAugust 30, 2010 - 4:51 pm

just wondering which lens you used for the photos of your exceptionally beautiful babies 🙂

DaphneAugust 30, 2010 - 6:43 pm

Love these two kiddos and love these shots of them together. I LOVE LOVE Ephraim’s face in the 7th picture! What a handsome little stinker he is!

lynneAugust 30, 2010 - 8:43 pm

Love these! I have two brothers and a sister and I am closest (and always have been) to my brother who is 2 years younger than I am. We have always had a great relationship. My mother still comments that she can’t ever remember us really fighting 🙂

ShannonAugust 31, 2010 - 9:16 am

OMG! I love Sarah’s hair in these. It gave me a tiny Princess Leia twinge. I remember rocking that same do about a bazillion years ago! HA!

meganAugust 31, 2010 - 1:43 pm

Awwww. I have had similar fears/worries that my kids won’t be close. But then last Friday when I picked up my daughter from her first day of pre-k and she practically ran out the door when she realized she was going to get to see her brother, my heart melted and my worries subsided. So sweet!

hilarydAugust 31, 2010 - 9:01 pm

lol! you are too funny. i hate the responsible thing too and hope my son goes to school tomorrow too. 🙂 my question is a little random, but how do you get sarah’s hair to stay up like that? i’ve done that look with my daughters hair, but in low ponytails, but i can’t seem to get it to stay lately. any tips for me? thanks! i love your blog, btw. and your children are precious. thanks for sharing.

SueSeptember 6, 2010 - 8:45 pm

I would really like to by the dvd(PS) when it is available. Thanks.

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