Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sisters

I have to admit. I did not think this photo session was funny at the time :) Again, I had about 60 seconds to try to get a cute shot of them (we were on our way to Braden's first football game). I didn't even download them for a couple of days because I knew they were horrible. Well....now I can't look at them without dying laughing! Both girls are SO easy to get gorgeous pics of by themselves, but put them together....good Lord!! The weather is supposed to be nice this week, so I'm hoping to spend some time trying to get some good shots. I want to get all the kids together, but we'll see. After all...there are FIVE of them!!

We start with the signature Gracie choke hold.
August 31 (3 of 22) August 31 (4 of 22) August 31 (11 of 22)

Then Wesleigh decides that she's a tiger and starts "roar"ing at me!  Look how Gracie is laughing at her...so funny!
August 31 (12 of 22) August 31 (13 of 22)

So, of course, Gracie has to join in!  This picture absolutely cracks me up!
August 31 (15 of 22) August 31 (16 of 22)

Gracious!!  These girls are hysterical.  This next picture was taken yesterday.  It is the most beautiful pic I've ever seen....
August 31 (22 of 22) ...because it's called "sisters".
They have actually been doing really well. Today was the best day we've had yet, so I'm hoping we will continue to improve each day. They played more than they fussed or whined today...and it was so good!! Unfortunately, Gracie stood on a bike this evening and fell off, hitting her head. She has a huge goose egg on the back of her head, and she was really upset. I think she might have been crying for her mama in China.  It was really sad :(  She cried for about 15 minutes until she fell asleep on me...poor baby.  It is amazing what these children go through, yet they are so resilient.  I am in awe of my two!

By the way....the boys do still live in my house :)  They have been busy with school, football and band so they're in and out.  If we get a break from the rain tomorrow I might try to get some pictures of them and the girls.

18 comments:

kristin said...

Oh, I love these pictures! They are both so cute. Can't wait to see pictures of them all together.

sweet momma luv u said...

Love the pictures of them roaring!! What a hoot. The sure are precious... Glad they had a good day together. I am sure there will be a time when you hardly even remember them not being the best of friends as sisters.
Hugs,
Jody

Leah Mei said...

So, so precious. They are hilarious together. The cutest lions ever!

Kate said...

I love these photos Jennifer. I think THESE are the very photos you will treasure in years to come. You know...those girls are going to become tight...the best of friends...and I think you all will look back at this {what is sure to be relatively small period of time}adjustment...and enjoy remembering these early days. Good for you for documenting it! I know these are not the perfect, beautiful portraits we all love...but I think a series of three of this shots, on canvas would make a darling wall display...

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

more than sweet. all of them. your are right about that last one, "beautiful"

lea
xo

Tina Michelle said...

Seriously adorable. I love capturing my girls together in pics. They sure do make it a challenge though. I am loving all your picture updates. Sounds like things are going well with the adoption and the girls are adjusting so well. That is so awesome to hear!

Shannon said...

Hilarious!!!! Love all of them! Can't wait to see pics of all your kiddos together. Happy Labor Day weekend!

Teresa M. said...

So cute and sweet. My boys ask to see Wesleigh and Gracie each day. My middle boy loved the video of Gracie singing in Chinese! Thanks for sharing.
We are still waiting on our LOA! Day 66 today--with the holiday, we know that will go on to day 68 (and probably beyond!). China is backed up with LOA's for some reason. I know it will happen in God's perfect time--then I will be stressing out trying to get everything done! Just praying we travel before the end of the year (and hopefully before Christmas!).

Lauren McG said...

Your pics are always like rays of sunshine to my heart!

Football and Fried Rice said...

Oh, the roaring pictures will be hilarious for years to come ;) I think the pictures are darling and do just what they're supposed to do - depict current life at the moment!

AND sweetness of them playing together!! It gets better every time you post!

Good Luck with pics of the 5! cant wait to see them!

quilt-n-mama said...

I love the roaring pictures! It's so fun to see Gracie with her sister. What blessings you have! You are doing much better at keeping up your blog than I am... I need to go update ours:)

Jen said...

Oh, I love these pictures! Not sure when you traveled, but I see in a few posts back you asked about how long the adjustment time was. When we brought my daughter home, she was the same age as her brother - I found the first 6 weeks were very rough, lots of jealously. But then we hit a turning point and it was completely different after that. Still best friends today - 6 years later!

Anonymous said...

The girls are so cute!

How is the communication going between them? Does Wesleigh understand any Chinese? How you are communicating with Gracie? Do you use an iPhone app or any other electronic device to translate?

Jennifer said...

OH my goodness...I'm cracking up!!! Love the roar pictures..priceless!! I love that they're having so much fun together! You've got lots of laughs ahead of you, girl! :)

Sharon Ankerich said...

A precious sister shot for sure!!! LOVE this photo!!! Blessings!

DiJo said...

OK - You know I would have been beside myself with the roaring.. OH my gosh it is funny from afar though!!!! (At least she didn't throw sand at you!!)

You are getting some great shots!!! I have porch envy!!!!

I am just so thrilled that your sisters are doing so well!!!! Great parenting my friend!

Hugs,
Di

redmaryjanes said...

Super Cute Photo Session!

Kelly's Avenue said...

Oh my gosh, they are too cute!!

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