The photos of Elizabeth and Philip at the top of the hill at the baseball field last weekend had an awfully familiar feel.
The shot was taken exactly 3 years ago today.
(Obviously a cooler April that year.)
It's amazing to see how much they've grown. In the first picture, Elizabeth was 5 and Philip was 3. Paul and I had only been married for a little over 6 months when that photo was taken so we were a relatively new family. It would be another week or so before we found out that Finn was joining our family.
Now we're a family of 6, rooted together; the kids barely remember a time when they weren't all siblings. We have our moments with the shift in dynamics that inevitably happens depending on who's home at any given time. But I see these two pictures, and I fill with amazement that we've managed to raise step-siblings who don't even really know that word. They love one another and fuss, laugh, fight, play, tease and care as one family.
I love searching through photo albums to see what I did years ago on this day or that day!ReplyDelete
Wow ... look how they've grown! So cool to place 2 pics together like that to gain more perspective.ReplyDelete
oh, that is wonderful and they have grown healthy and strong. I love looking at my kids' pictures when they are younger. I'm sure you do too.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing! btw, I gave you an award today!ReplyDelete
And I love the new header pic!!!
Absolutely love it. Made my heart melt.ReplyDelete
I completely understand how you feel on the sibling thing. We have the same thing in our family, and none of the kids feel any different to each other than full siblings would. Kind of a nice feeling to know we are raising them that way, huh? :)ReplyDelete
You have a beautiful family, and every right to be quite proud. :) They sure have grown!ReplyDelete
They've grown so much! What a wonderful blessing for the kids that they don't see themselves as half this or half that, but as one connected family.ReplyDelete
Wow...how they grow in such little time!ReplyDelete