August 17, 2008

5 month sister anniversary

As of August 16th, Emma has officially been a big sister for five months. Although we have our moments of jealousy and frustration, the girls adore each other. The age difference is far bigger than Chris and I ever wanted, but we couldn't be more in love with our girls'.

In honor of our five month Josie day, I've gone through some of my favorite sister pictures from our China trip and compiled a very short video of the girls taken our first 24 hours after we received Josie.

Emma helping feed Josie on our first night together

Nanchang Day 2 with Josie

Nanchang Day 3 with Josie

Playing with dolls in our White Swan Hotel room

Sneaking in a kiss at the White Swan Hotel breakfast buffet

Navigating stairs with Josie at the White Swan Hotel

Every night before bed, Emma insists on "one more kiss" which turns into "several more kisses" on her sister's head. It just melts my heart watching this bedtime ritual. Happy five months, Josephine Xue Kenward!


Steffie B. said...

I remember seeing some of that video footage.....I just sat here and cried.....I was so happy for is good! ;)

Anonymous said...

This is so wonderful~ there is nothing more precious than sisterly love!!

Anonymous said...

This is so wonderful~ there is nothing more precious than sisterly love!!

Caroline said...

This is sooo sweet and wonderful! Here's to all the amazing things siblings bring to each other. Love, Caroline

Mike and Barb said...

I love how you celebrate their sisterly bond!!
Happy 5 months, sweet sisters!
Love, Barb

Nicole said...

Congrats Emma!!!! You're a wonderful big sister!

Gwen Oatsvall said...

just precious ... the bond between brothers and sisters is something we have to teach them to cherish ... your girls look stuck together like glue ... amazing gift from the Lord!

Shanna said...

Nothing quite like the sweetness of sisters. I think the age gap is acutally a good thing. They can't fight over clothes!! Having three girls all close to the same age and size can make my head spin sometimes!!
Emma and Josie are so precious. What a blessing to have two wonderful daughters.

Anonymous said...

Just returned to campus and found your thank-you note. Thanks for including the web site.
What a beautiful family. Loved the video.
I will keep all of you in my prayers in the coming weeks.

Kay Bratt said...

Looking through all of your pictures, I can honestly say I see a kindess in Emma's face. I think she must be an amazing kid. My girls are 5 years apart and it was interesting, to say the least. It seems like Amanda always knew what Heather was up to before I did-but out of loyalty she never disclosed anything to me!