I Will Be Getting Up in Less Than 10 Hours to Rouse My Kids for Their First Day of School.
And yes, I am in denial.
So what better to do with my time – on this last day before school – than take pictures of Poppy and Vivienne together.
It has been on my to-do list, m’kay?
At first, Poppy wasn’t too happy about having her picture taken, as it required her to have her beloved sippy cup removed from her mouth.
Think Linus and his blanket.
But after she saw her big sister Vivienne having so much fun, well, Poppy changed her story.
Let’s just say, that’s becoming a theme around here.
A little, ahem… not-always-so-friendly competition is brewing.
Thankfully, the worst that’s gone down so far between these two wildcats was a little tussle.
A cat fight of the tiniest proportions, if you will.
But when they’re this cute, it’s hard to do much more than just smile, scoop ’em up, and love the dickens out of ’em.
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What a precious little smile. Makes me want to send a shower of kisses your way. Viv and Poppy are gorgeous!
Cuties! 🙂 Gotta love sisters. 😉
Angie D. says
Vivi looks so grown next to Poppy! They are both so beautiful and they look so happy!
Good luck with the early morning tomorrow. I hope all goes off without a hitch!
Sending prayers for a great morning tomorrow for you!!
Sista’s got to love them. These 2 are especially cute!
I second Angie D’s comment. Miss Vivi looks quite grown up. I’m glad we finally get to see Poppy smiling.
Pics are beautiful! Love seeing your gals together!
It’s refreshing after the bad day I have had!
There’s something about being a big sister that is making Vivi look like such a big girl. You two are too cute!
Poppy is super adorable but I have to say that Miss Vivi has blown me away with how much she has grown!! She is becoming such the little lady!! Stefanie, your family is so beautiful and such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!
mom to 4 boys and 1 precious beauty from Ethiopia
I love seeing the sisters be sisters! Good luck tomorrow morning!
i’ve been wondering how that relationship was going!
They are just too adorable!
Gotta love sisters! Just wait til they hit preteen/ teen age cat fights 🙂
Mandi Yager says
LOVE, LOVE seeing Miss Poppy smile, she is so adorable. Her eyes are amazingly beautiful. And of course as always, Miss Vivienne is a true beauty as well, she reminds me of Mylee.
Vivi looks so big next to Poppy! Boo on having to get everyone up WAY too early for school tomorrow. Boo!
Sue Mom of Two says
SO cute! And so glad to see little Poppy SMILING in so many pictures…..just makes my heart glad.
Good luck on the first day of school!
Mary Beth says
Oh my goodness! How sweet they are! And Vivi is getting to be such a big girl!
Best of luck getting everyone up and out the door in the morning!
Oh my stars! THAT is some cuteness!
My goodness, they are so cute together! And Vivi looks so big all of a sudden!
OH! OH! Nothing brightens up a rainy day in England like waking up to these!
Quite frankly, it’s made me feel slightly faint, my brain can’t handle the cuteness obviously, I think I’ll need to go back to bed for an hour.
I agree Rita, Vivi looks so grown up all of a sudden against her wee sister and as for a wee bit of rivalry? I am not at all surprised, if someone else came along to threaten my title of ‘most adorable wee child on the planet’ I think I would fight to keep it too! hehe.
Thanks for these Steph, I have no idea how you have time to take the photos you do, let alone blog, but as a single lady who could never have children, sharing your beautiful family is so much appreciated x
Traci Rivera says
Give Miss Poppy back her sippy cup…how could you look at those puppy dog eyes?? LOL
Vivi has grown up over night – what beauties!!!
Nicole A. says
They are so cute together! I can’t believe how big Vivi looks, now that’s she’s an older sister!
Such beautiful girlies! It will be fun for you (and trying at times, I’m sure!) to watch their relationship grow.
All the best,
Nicole A., now in LA
They are so cute!