This blog chronicles the miracles and struggles of our daughters, Emily and Olivia. Emily was born 15 weeks early and had many complications, but she continues to amaze us! Olivia, born in China with heart complications, is also beating the odds. She joined her forever family (us!) when she was four years old and has been doing wonderfully! UPDATE: We started homeschooling August 2009 :)
Monday, April 02, 2007
Things are still going smoothly, but lest I give the impression that it's always rosy, let me set the record straight. We do have some moments of discontent. There, I said it. Both our girls can be strong willed and those wills sometimes clash. Pretty typical sibling stuff. Emily often wants to mother her little sister, but Olivia doesn't always appreciate it (see exhibit A, the lower video!). Emily can't get enough of Olivia and she likes to dress her, lift her onto the toilet, lift her to wash her hands, etc., but Olivia would really rather that I do those things for her. She allows her some times and resists at other times so it's got to be tricky for Emily. And it's tricky for us, too, trying to not always scold Emily for persisting when her sister wails. I've enjoyed taking them to the indoor climb at Burger King because it's great for sister bonding. Olivia is too small to get through the tubes on her own and it's one place where she'll happily accept her sister's help :)
We are so thankful that really do get along well for the most part and adore each other. While Olivia is napping Emily is so impatient for her to hurry up and wake up! And Olivia gives Emily a great welcome home reception every day after school! It's so fun to watch them interact and laugh together.