(Milana, above, looking pretty in her party dress....chewing her fingernails which is her habit lately. Hmmm....must try and break that.)
It was a week of birthday parties and celebrating good friends here. Dahlia and Milana have the most amazing friendship with Angel and Georgia.
(Georgia as she turned 4 this week with her bff - my Milana.)
When my dear friend Helen and I traveled to China together for our first daughters, we never imagined how close our girls would become. They were friends in the same orphanage and have become inseparable ever since.
They just adore each other!
(Angel and Dahlia - BFFL's as they like to say. Best friends forever for life.)
So even though our second trip to China brought our two families to different provinces (much to our great disappointment) we never could have anticipated that our second daughters would fall in love with each other so intensely like they have.
(Georgia getting smooched by Milana. It's funny, but both my girls are huggers and they hug intensely. We have so many pictures of their hugging and kissing...I need to get them all together in a collage.)
It's really the most amazing bond and attachment that only seems to be growing deeper. We could not have wished for more.
(why yes....that is a tattoo on Milana's little arm. They had been playing around with them the day before and I'd washed them off at bath time only to discover, too late, that I'd missed this one. I
hate dislike tattoos on kids, especially little girls in pretty white dresses, but...oh well....at least it was a cute little birdie and not a skull. )
Great friends are so important (I can't imagine my life without mine) and we're so very glad our girls have found each other and have become so close.
It's Friday!! I booked off this week - no shoots, so I thought I would catch up a bit. Ummmm.....NOT!! But I made a dent into the pile of work waiting for me at least and even got a bit of housekeeping done too. Both girls have been home for 2 weeks now so it's harder to get chunks of time alone but...it's summer and our schedule is looser - even got to sleep in a few times. Woohoo!
Happy Week-end !