Mia is such a happy girl. She has me laughing like no one ever can. She is the most funniest little thing and just makes everyone around her so happy. Every morning when i go into her room, she had the biggest smile on her face and always bounces out of bed with a big "morning mama". Mia hardly ever cries. She hardly ever gets upset or grumpy but on Friday, she was just that. I had a plan to take the girls to the blossom tree to do some photographs for this post but when i got Mia from school, she just looked so sad and she was very tearful. I held her hand and we started to walk through the woods home. On the other side of the woods is this little lake that the girls like to go to. It has a family of ducks living on it and the girls like to make "snow" with the bull rushes. We walked up to the lake and i just mentioned to the girls that i was going to do their siblings photographs today but that we would do them over the weekend as Mia wasn't very happy. Mia then burst into tears and starting saying, through tears, that she wanted to have her photograph taken. I said i would give her some time to calm down and gave her a big cuddle. She calmed down and as soon as i got my camera out, she would cry again with lots of "i just cannot calm myself down mama". I said that we would just leave it today and walk home but then she had a huge temper tantrum saying how she wanted to do the pictures. This was a bit of a vicious circle and i just made the decision to put the camera away and say we were going to just go home.
As i was putting my camera away, Elle put her arms around her sister and started stroking her head. She started to sing to her and held Mia's head to her chest. I just watched in awe of how amazing Elle was with her sister. Mia started to instantly calm down and, for the first time since i picked them up from school, Mia started to smile. I heard a little voice from Mia asking if she could take some photographs and i did. I didn't even plan to use these for this post, i just wanted to take pictures of that moment. To see Mia completely trust her sister and for Elle to completely nurture Mia. I just let them be and i snapped away. Elle then knelt down infront of Mia and asked her if she wanted to go and make snow. That was it. They ran off and started waving the bull rushes around and covering the air is floating "snow". It really was an amazing moment. It didn't last long because as soon as we left the lake to walk home, Mia then fell face first in some mud and cried the rest of the way home, but i still felt so warm inside and looking at these pictures again makes me feel it all over again.
Siblings is such a wonderful link up project. You can find more beautiful photographs on the other co-hosts blogs. Katie from Mummy Daddy Me, Lucy from Dear Beautiful, Amber from The Goblin Child, Annie from Fable & Folk and Carie from Space for the butterflies.