Do you recognize these adorable creatures? Beth at Hillfolk Illustration created a custom portrait of our girls and I absolutely adore it. The personal touches kill me. Our little turtle-loving girl and her dog next to her big city loving sister and her tuxedo cat. The artist took the time to comb through our photos on social media so she could create the most perfect representation of our sweet girls. Every detail is perfect and I'll cherish this illustration forever. See below for other examples of her fabulous work. It's her attention to detail that makes her illustrations stand out from the rest. If you'd like to commission a Hillfolk Illustration find the artist on Facebook or visit her Etsy shop. Mention GoTeamKate to receive 10% off your order. I'll be excited to see how they turn out. Please share your final product with us so we can share with our readers.
I can hardly think about the relationship between my two girls without getting choked up. Two little humans that are so different, but find a way to make it work. Sure, they have their moments, like any siblings do, but for the most part they choose each other.
Grace's birthday just passed and she received $50 in birthday money, which we promptly lost during her party, but I replaced it and she went the very next day to spend her fortune. She spent $24 on herself and $26 dollars on her little sister because that's who she is. That's what makes her happy.
Later in the week she received $25 to spend at the bookstore and she promptly told her sister they could share it, and they did.
Her sister, the spitfire, can show sibling love in her own unique style. Her autism gets in the way of her ability to share so freely, but she shows Grace her love by asking for cuddles with her big sister, and sleepovers, too.
In the evening when it's time to settle after a long day the girls like to enjoy some Netflix together. Don't we all?
Now the littlest one, she loves Superheros and Kong, King of the Apes, and some serious Paw Patrol.
The eldest prefers Project MC, Fuller House and Ever After High.
How do they come together to enjoy Netflix, you ask?
Well, that's easy. They take turns because they'd rather watch together than be alone.
Their father and I have a harder time coming to a consensus on what to watch these days. I suppose we could take a lesson our those little girls.
Happy Birthday Grace
When your uncommonly patient eldest daughter requests a double-themed birthday party, (American Girl and Star Wars) you make it happen.
Not alone, of course, but with the help of others including our friend Theresa, and two of the sweetest shops to ever hit Etsy: ThumbelinaArtStudio & JustForFunStitches.
Grace officially turns 8 tomorrow, but we held her party this weekend and it was a huge hit. She invited four little girls, insisting that her little sister be one of them, and they played American Girl/Star Wars using the amazing costumes and props created for them by the above mentioned kind souls.
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