My niece Michaela is four months older than Annabel. With the influence of her older brothers, Michaela has been walking, playing, and running much longer than Annie. And even though they’ve spent tons of time with each other, they haven’t really related to each other much – they’d mostly played around each other, each vying for the older boys’ attention.
Yesterday, it was different. At my sister-in-law’s house, the boys went off together…and the girls went off together.
When the Easter egg hunt started in the backyard, Annie had no idea what to do. Luckily, Michaela did.
When Michaela realized Annie didn’t have any eggs, she started to share:
Once they were satisfied with their bounty, they went back into the house to count their treasures.
They love each other.
It’s so wonderful that they have this relationship. My cousin is like my sister. And since Annie’s sister won’t be a physical presence in her life, I’m so happy she has Michaela. I hope their relationship continues to grow.
Kate @ UpsideBackwards says:
Ohmigosh, they are so ADORABLE! Happy Easter, Spohrs!
I love that her cousin wante to share with her. The are both ADORABLE. I also LOVE Annie’s dress!!
I agree! Too sweet and love their little Easter dresses
This is seriously cuteness overload. The pictures of the two of them are so sweet!
katrina @ They All Call Me Mom says:
It’s so wonderful that they are the same age! They seem like they will be the best of friends. So sweet
My dd doesn’t have any siblings but my cousin is 14 months older than her, they see each other everyday and act like sisters, it’s so cute.
oh my word, two precious dolls! I just love their little dresses and Annie’slittle umbrella ponytail! Just stinkin precious!
Funnelcloud Rachel says:
These pics crack me up! They look like two little old ladies – “Ooh, we found some eggs! What should we do with them?!”
Rumour Miller says:
So sweet! Cousins are a wonderful treasure.
My cousin is like my sister as well. She will actually be my maid of honor when I get married and my first child’s God parent. I’m so glad Annie has her cousin to grow up with.
Happy Belated Easter by the way!!
How adorable they both look in their Easter finest
Gale @ TDT says:
I LOVE Annie’s little pigtail. She looks just like a little shih tzu with a topknot (and I mean that in the best possible way!). Completely adorable!
What a sweet pair they make! I loved seeing your Easter photos.
omg.that is the cutest thing ever!!!
What adorable pictures of the two!! Annie has the cutest head of hair, I just love it!!
I love this so much! Those two gals are a pair of dolls!
Kristin (MamaKK922) says:
Awww that is just so stinking cute. I hope they do grow up and become the very best of friends.
What pretty little dresses!
This is too sweet. I’m glad you guys had a good Easter together.
So cute. Mea and my niece are one week short of a year apart in age, and they are the best of friends. My sister and I never had cousins anywhere close to our ages, so we are loving seeing their relationship develope.
Lori R says:
So absolutely cute beyond words. I kept saying; aaaahhhhhhh and oooohhhhh.
I can’t remember how long “parallel play” lasts, but kids will play near each other and not interact for quite a long time. Then suddenly they realize it would be fun to play together. I am sure they will have a lot of fun and mischief and sharing together very soon!
I have 2 brothers but MANY girl cousins who I was always close with growing up. Cousins can be better than siblings because (in my experience) there is not as much fighting!
not “better” but….you know what I mean
Adorable!!! My daughter is 4 months younger then her cousin and they are best friends. have been since birth and are now 13!!
LOVE these pictures. They are just so stinking cute together. Sounds like you all had a nice holiday.
Absolutely beautiful. I love that photo of Michaela sharing with Annie.
So lovely to see two kids sharing and playing so well together. They both look so cute.
Oh my goodness how adorable are they?