Monday, October 12, 2009

BUDDIES FOR LIFE!

My two younger boys, Eli (9), and Danny (7), are very close.

I'm not exaggerating when I say that Danny wants to do EVERYTHING Eli does. If Eli's going somewhere, he wants to go too. If Eli decides not to wear gel in his hair, Danny doesn't want to either. It's so funny, and cute at the same time.

I love that he looks up to him, and I'm even more thankful that Eli is such a great influence on Danny. Eli is pretty mellow and level headed, while Danny is my "on the go/fearless" type of guy. It's the perfect balance!

Eli LOVES to dance, and that actually helped Danny come out of his shell to dance in front of other people too (our friends). They even made up their own routine one day!

They are so different, yet have so many things in common.

I just pray that their relationship continues to grow, and stay strong. I'm so glad that all my kids have each other, too. It's just so neat to see how their relationships develop with each other.

The next four pictures are of them at Great America. My sister in law took all my boys there one day. I'm glad she sent these to me.
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Here they are, getting ready to break dance after lunch one day!! And yes, we are in the parking lot. Remember that post?
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Watching videos together...
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BEST BUDS! One of my favorite pictures of them.
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42 comments:

Denise said...

So sweet.

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

great photos! it is fantastic they get on so well! I am sure it will continue as they grow! Wonderful!
Love Collette xxx

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

I know what you mean. Receiver is always doing things that QB does and although sometimes QB gets annoyed, I always say to him - "You know how cool it is that your baby brother looks up to you?" Pretty stinkin cool. May not always see it now, but later in life I just know that they will be the best of friends!

We have the boombox t-shirt too!!! LOL

Chris said...

wow, this is what makes me want to have more kids :D my girl and boy are close now that they are only 5 and almost 3 years old... i wonder if they will be as close when they grow up...

Stacy said...

It is so sweet when siblings are that close. My 3 fight a lot but I know they really love each other:)

Kimberly said...

You know, you hear so much about sibling rivalry. It's awesome to hear that your boys have such a tight knit relationship. I hope they keep that bond forever!

Buckeroomama said...

It's just so heartwarming and sweet to see your kids being close to one another... :)

louann said...

I think that's really, really sweet. And I do hope it stays that way.

louann said...

I think that's really, really sweet. And I do hope it stays that way.

Dani Joy said...

That´s how my boys are. I pray it stays that way. for life. ;)
such cute pictures!
Praise the Lord for brothers.

mimi said...

Your kids always look so huggable! I love the bond of brothers. My boys can fight like champs and love with the biggest hearts. I always tell them that they are best friends and how important it is to be loyal and caring toward each other..I'm rambling...happy Monday girlfriend!

Tara said...

They look the same age to me...not even a 2 year difference. I'm glad the older is a great influence on the other and hopefully, they will always have this bond!

jen@odbt said...

I hope you have that last picture in a frame. That is too cute. What a great relationship they share.

Jennifer Bowen said...

What a great bond between brothers! They could have been twins the way they dress up. =) The last photo is definitely a keeper.

Darcie said...

Alicia,

That truly is the greatest thing, when brothers are best friends. Touches the heart of mom for sure, and it will take them so far in life.

Deborah Ann said...

Your boys are adorable! What a blessing that they get along so well. I remember when my kids were that age, they fought so much I didn't think they'd ever be close, but now they are all grown up, and closer than I'd ever imagined they would be.

Blessings!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

OH how sweet! And what an amazing blessing. My son is that way with his cousin, who is only 3 wks older than him. I pray the same for them.

Take care my sweet friend!
Hope you have a great day!

McCrakensx4 said...

That is so great! Brendan & Colin are close too, although they have their moments! Hope they grow up great friends!

Lisa said...

first of all let me say I LOVE ALL 5 Kids, BUT these 2 are the best combo when together.They are mello together and they are crazy together ! And the conversations we get to have are priceless. I wish I could tape record each and every one !
I have been blessed beyond words

Pilar said...

It is hard to have kids so close together, especially when you are pregnat and you have a little toddler that doesn´t even walk yet. But once they first year goes by it is so worth it.

My older two are best friends. And my younger one, athough not as close in age, gets in the little group just as good because after all, there is really not that much different.

If I had to do it all over again, I would.

He & Me + 3 said...

Yes, siblings are the best. Love that they are so close. My girls are like that too...every now and then:) Cute pictures.

Nina said...

Isn't it great that they are so close. I want this so much for my boys but I am afraid the age gap is just to big. Even though the little one does follow his brother around.

Carin said...

so, so sweet. And what a good boy Eli is to let his little brother shadow him. A wonderful match is sounds like. This will take them far in life!

Susie said...

What a beautiful gift you gave them when you made them brothers:-)

Kim said...

that is wonderful they get along like that... I always wished for a sister as a kid... I was the oldest with two younger brothers... it was hard to get them to want to do anything with me... heaven forbid their friends found out they played dolls with their sister :o) of course now... my world would not be complete without both my brothers..

Michelle said...

You gotta love when siblings love each other. :)

That last picture is so cute.

angie said...

I love seeing your kids as they grow!

Bina said...

That is beautiful to see. Our youngest idolizes the older four and heck if they can't stand her. Breaks my heart how they ignore her simple pleas for love...but one day, I am sure the tables will turn and they will realize what they have in their pesky little sister. :)
Thanks for sharing this part of your life today - it touched mine. :)
BIG hugs,
Bina

Lauren said...

That is just too precious!!! I love it -- thanks for sharing just adorably sweet pictures! :)

Jane Anne said...

That is just beautiful. I long for my boys to have more times like that.

blueviolet said...

They'll look out for each other forever!

Erin said...

I like the last one, too! I try to tell my children that they'll be close forever, so they need to treat each other well. It is nice when it works...

Savvy Gal said...

ah it is so cool they are so close.

Beth in NC said...

That is so precious.

Stephanie said...

Those are so cute!!!!! My two oldest are the same way...the younger ones wants to do everything just like his brother..of course 90% of the time they're fighting but it sure is nice when they're not!

Pam said...

I think it is wonderful when siblings love each other so much. My kids love each other, but sometimes they sure don't like each other!

Muthering Heights said...

They are so precious together!!

Helene said...

Awwww, that is just so sweet! I wish my boys were as close as they are. It's nice to know that no matter what happens, they have each other's backs!

MsRay said...

You have beautiful kids.

Laura said...

Awww, how sweet! I can't believe you guys are in sweaters!

mother goose said...

i love that they are so close!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

This is such a sweet post of your two young sons :o)

I often think how it would have been so awesome to have at least one more boy :o) I would actually have loved more, but we are so thankful and blessed for the three that the Lord blessed us with :o)

And how awesome to have this blog to look back on such special photos and stories such as these!

Blessings & Aloha!
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