Wednesday, March 3, 2010

black and white Wednesday


the long road
Hey, it's already Black and White Wednesday again. Please hop over to Lisa's blog, The Long Road to China to see what she's posted and more wonderful photos.

This is a little series I shot this week, I was attempting to get some of the 2 of them together.

'Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.' ~ Vietnamese Proverb

He eagerly waits for 'Jie Jie' to get off the afternoon school bus every single week day. Oh...he still calls her Jie Jie, rarely her name which is Grace. And miss Grace being the big sister that she is, is sometimes a 'little mommy' to him, and directs him as far as what she thinks he should be doing. She makes up many of the games they play together. Some popular ones right now are, 'school'-she's the teacher and he's the student (obviously). 'Family' -Will is the Daddy and Grace is the cat or dog, and they also have many tea parties together. He plays dolls and dress up with her and she plays Super heroes with him. They both have incredible imaginations, (just like their mommy did when she was little). As much as she is all girl, he is all boy and they complement each other perfectly with their personalities.

They know how to push each other's buttons but are quick to say they're sorry and forgive each other when they argue. They hug and kiss good night...every night and never miss it. Their relationship is very sweet and I love to hear them laugh together, it's definitely my most favorite sound in the world.

I recently read a quote that basically stated, 'Sibling relationships outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, and resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust.'

I am forever grateful that they have each other.

35 kind words:

Felicia said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love these tender little moments between siblings

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

They look so, so happy..and that just brings a HUGE smile:)
..It makes me so happy to see that...I just love sibling LOVE..that quote just sums it up beautifully.
I am teaching my little one to call her eldest sister Jie-Jie and the other siblings to call the baby of the house Mei-Mei...the only problem..is my little one is tongue-tied..her words her very UNCLEAR..praying for improvement...with much needed work..

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Awww - I loved this post! You can just feel the closeness of these images without even reading your post. I am glad that they have each other too. Beautiufl images Gail! Love them!

Michelle said...

I love the quote ... and as always your pictures are beautiful and full of wonderful stories!

Frau said...

Love them all..such beautiful smiles.

Jboo said...

Oh my -- they are so sweet together! Great images! Have a fun Wednesday!

Janet

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These are TOO TOO CUTE!!! I love them all....they are so tender in in the moment. You can clearly see the love these two have for one another:)

Happy Wednesday!

Kris said...

that last one is the best!

Amy said...

It's so nice to see siblings get along so well. And the last photo, of them touching heads, just gorgeous.

Colleen said...

Gail these are so beautiful and so natural!!! These will be pictures that you will treasure forever...I love them in b&w it adds a softness to them.

Love Letters To China said...

As I was reading your post, I felt you were describing the relationship between my two children. My daughter is constantly directing their playtime and Liam is more than a willing participant. It brings such joy to my heart knowing they will have each other for the rest of their lives.

Love your photos. They bring a big smile to my face!

Happy Wednesday!

Kayce said...

I absolutely adore these shots Gail! You are a truly blessed mama.

Ashley said...

Hi Gail.....love the photos. Your children are so beautiful.

Lisa said...

Oh Gail,

You captured their forever sibling love and adoration so beautifully....both in words and in photos.

Oh, how these will be cherished by you all...for all time!

You echoed my thoughts so well.

The Sanders Family said...

That last photo is perfect! I can just imagine the fun these two have together by looking at the photos. Great job, and beautiful subjects :)

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

These pictures are definitely TRUE love and not at all contrived. These remind me of me and my little brother. I still remember my mom telling me how he'd pine away for me while I was at school and I remember mothering him for MANY years...

It is a special relationship they have now and I hope they always will...

Blessings~
Lisa

kerri said...

The lighting in the first shot is perfection and the last shot is just magical, beautiful capture Gail, it shows the love they share for one another!

Lisa said...

Such beautiful pictures! Such sweet moments.

Wow! I love that quote...as a mother and a sister. It is just beautiful.

Tezzie said...

What a beautiful post :D...wonderful to see a brother and sister have such a close relationship. Great black and whites, too!

Kim said...

Awww, so sweet! Love these photos!

Michelle said...

Gail, your adorable two sound like they have such a great relationship. That is so great!! As the sister to an older brother, I'm so glad to hear Grace gets to make up the rules and get him to have tea parties with her. For me, it was all football and boxing. :)

Beautiful pictures to go along with your sweet story!

Super Mommy said...

Beautiful Gail. I bet that's a sight to see Will waiting for Grace to come home. I love how they play each other's gender games! I bet it provides hours of entertainment and fun!

carolinagirl said...

Gail, all of these are wonderful, but I love that last shot. It is timeless!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

what a lovely post with stunning pics.

Lea
xo

Wanda said...

Wonderful, wonderful shots, Gail! They are so soft and I love the feeling they convey. Such a perfectly blissful exchange between the two of them. I love it!

I especially like the 3rd one I think. With a little more black. Beautiful!

Courtney said...

Cute photos of the two of them together.

Christine said...

That last shot is absolutely precious!

Shawna&Co. said...

What a great series of photos. You truly captured the love they have for each other.

My girls play "family" too and my oldest daughter is always the cat! :)

LOVE the quote too!

Ellie said...

LOVE the ones of them looking in each others eyes - too too sweet! Their relationship sounds so precious. I have two sets of brother/sisters and they are very close! I wanted all girls - thank God he knew better :)

Missy said...

I'm emotional tonight...tears are filling my eyes as I see these two precious children and read your sweet words. They are so gorgeous and your photography is mind-blowing!!!

Marla said...

Oh how precious Gail, you captured some amazing moments there!!! LOVE these A LOT!!!

Sephysmomma said...

These are precious. I loved them!

Colleen said...

Ohhh I love these and your words describing their precious relationship are just beautiful. Brings tears to my eyes.
My favorite photo is the first one, but they are all priceless!

Dita said...

You have captured the sibling relationship in these images forever...there is nothing like it. When I look at William and Grace I am reminded of my own relationship with my most precious baby brother.....a bond like no other...a bond we share today all these years later.

I wish the very same for your two beauties!

xoxoxo
Dita

sanjeet said...

I am glad that they have each other too. Beautiufl images Gail! Love them!
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