My eldest daughter Faith announced one Saturday that it was “Big Sister and Me Day.” She set aside her time on this day to do special activities with Grace my five-year-old! I wish you could have seen the excitement in her little sister’s face. They began the day by eating breakfast together. Then they used markers to color on T-shirts and later made cards together.
They were somewhat disappointed that Daddy didn’t cooperate with their plans as he had plans for them of his own. So their day of activities was cut a little short. But oh the joy I found in my daughter celebrating her sister! So many times I see them picking up on my bad traits, but this was a little reminder to me that they are also appreciating and learning from some of the special things I do for and with them.
Welcome to the very first Celebrate With Us Weekly Link-Up! Please link back so that others can find us and join in!
They are very cute. Sadly, no sisters in my house! 😉
So glad to hear your placenta is behaving now! 🙂
On my casserole – I didn’t bake the potatoes first – I just cooked it for a long time. I did 30 minutes covered and 30 minutes uncovered at 350*, so the potatoes had plenty of time to cook.
Kim @ Stuff could... says
Sisters are something to celebrate!!!
what a sweet memory for your girls! they are adorable and very loving!! 🙂
You captured the excitement in the little one’s face. Very sweet, and yes, it is great that they are learning from you! If they had continued the rest of the day, what would the other two have done?
Grumpy Grateful Mom says
I love the idea of a sister day! I think I’ll encourage this with my girls. The haven’t been getting along too well lately.
Gayle Haynes says
My daughters are all grown, so you will have to think forward to connect with me here. One of my daughters invited her sisters and me, her mom, to a Girls Day at her house. Since then we have had a few of them. We make food, or go somewhere special, a movie, shopping, etc. We might review our favorite pictures, play games, or tell stories. It’s for silliness, memories, and fun. And sometimes forgiveness–the things we remember are not always sweet and generous. Sometimes we have invited others, too–anything will do and there are no rules!
Ellen Marie "Mama" Pike says
How WONDERFUL that your daughter thought of this on her own. I love this! I bet you felt so encouraged witnessing this occur.
Wow! That is so sweet! What a great big sister!
It’s so special that your daughter thought of this on her own. So next time you start thinking about all the bad stuff they’ve learned from you, try and remember all the GOOD things too 🙂
Ellen Marie "Mama" Pike says
In response to the email I just received thanking me for my post, Apple Pie Moments:
I am very excited to have found your blog and look forward to “getting to know you” through our blogs.
We have had additional “Apple Pie Moments” as new accomplishments occur. Why not have “show and tell” for us adults, as well as children? It has been a huge hit in our family.
That is so special!!!
Dean J. Baker says
Karen Dawkins says
AWESOME!!! Nothing better than siblings choosing to get along and enjoy one another! My favorite days of all.
Nicole Rivera says
When my brother left for the Marines my cousin would come down to our house quite often. We declared Saturday afternoons “Cousin Day!!” where we would watch crappy Saturday afternoon TV and I would design my lesson plans for the week (yes, we were both in our twenties!!) making sure that every lesson had at least one weird fact about “cousin Jason” in it. It was lots of fun and my students got a kick out it too! This is the equivalent of my “Big Sister and Me” day 🙂
Love this idea and the link-up. Thanks for sharing it!!
What a precious heart your daughter has and a great idea!
As my two got older the years began to separate them, so I had to insist that they play games or something for a half hour every day together. They took turns choosing. I just really wanted to build on their relationship. They have a great one now.
Homeschool can be very flexible, so we built that play time right into their school schedule, just like we put the chore training time in there too. It gave me one on one time with the kids, and we could chat while I was training them, lol!
Cara R. says
Cool! I will have to look for a post to link up, or try to find time to write up a new one.