Thursday, July 14, 2011

Girls and Giggles

I was folding laundry yesterday, deep in the trenches of the laundry room, lists
running through my head, thoughts of tasks I still needed to get done, phone calls  I needed
to make.  I was so deep in thought, remembering all the things I needed to do, until I
heard the funniest, sweetest sound in the whole wide world: my little girls giggling.  I put
the towel I was folding down, listening intently to their voices ringing through the
house, shrieking in delight.  I followed their laughter straight down the hall, smiling to
myself at how happy they sounded, how adorably sweet.
This is what I found when I got to the kitchen:
Isabelle Grace put her little sister in her baby doll's stroller and was taking her on a joy
ride around the house!  And Brees was having the time of her life!  I burst out laughing
when I saw them, Brees just going along with whatever her big sister got her into.  Belle
had carefully strapped her baby sister in, instructed her to "HOLD ON!!",
and off they went.  
As Brees gets bigger, they are really enjoying each other more, becoming the best of
friends.  I can see them conspiring against their Daddy and I really soon, getting into all
kinds of mischief the way only siblings can.
I completely forgot about the laundry, the lists, the phone calls, and all the other stress
that had been cluttering up my mind.  Instead, I sat at the kitchen table with a cup of tea
and watched my girls go 'round and 'round, laughing right along with them.  It was a
beautiful morning filled with the most precious sounds.  And I was reminded yet again to
slow down, take it easy, and appreciate the moment.
And what a moment it was.


Caitlin said...

That is too adorable! Some of my best memories are with my sisters, so they have a lot to look forward to.

Ashley Sisk said...

That is way too fun - love that!

Joyful Sparrow said...

What a beautiful moment. The sound of children's laughter is one of the most precious, heart warming sounds one can hear.

The Best of Both Worlds said...

This is precious! Love all teh pictures of your adorable happy girls!

Sarbear said...

What a sweet sweet moment. Siblings have a special love for sure.

Daina @ New York State of Mind said...

What a special moment! My nieces are visiting this week, and I love watching them play and laugh when they think no one else is watching. Such a sweet sound to hear! Hope you are having a great week!

The Poole Family said...

I JUST read somewhere that the best gift you can give your child... is a sibling. How TRUE!!! This is SO adorable - what a sweet memory!!

Wendy said...

How sweet! Reading this reminded me of all the fun I used to have with my older sister. :)

amy@agoodlife said...

that is awesome! i guess that's why they say two is easier than one... they just play together. however, i am still super scared. ha!

Lindsay said...

What a sweet post! There truly is no sweeter sound than a child's laughter. Your girls are so sweet and photogenic!

Amanda said...

Your photos make me smile and your girls are absolutely adorable! Love your blog and thanks for your kind words over on mine!