Brickner Sister Update

Excited to share an update on my two sweet girls, I cannot believe that in just four short months, there will be three Brickner sisters to share about!  I hope I will still have time to write updates then, these posts are some of my favorite to look back on and I hope the girls will love to read them as much one day, too.

Waverly Maye, five years & nine months.  The girliest of girls, I have said this forever but I swear she gets a little bit more of it in her all the time.  She changes outfits by the hour and can never have enough accessories, I will drop her off at school in the morning with one simple bow in her hair and pick her back up that afternoon to find two purple crowns on her head and a line of stickers down her leg that she stashed in her bookbag (this totally scares me for high school!).  She loves performing for us, playing mommy & baby with Avalon, and most recently has started writing in a journal about three to four times a day.  I will find her hidden in a corner doing this and it is the sweetest!!!  She is still challenging, I am constantly taking one million deep breaths and just hoping that I am doing the right thing and being exactly the kind of mama she needs and deserves.  She tests her limits all the time and somehow gets more dramatic by the day, but it’s that same passionate personality that I love so much about her.  All it takes is one look at the sweetest little freckles that surround her nose, especially when she is really into whatever she is talking about and squints her eyes to get real serious — all the chaos before is instantly forgotten.  I’ve said it so many times before, to know her is to love her, and once she feels comfortable with you she will love you back forever & ever.

Avalon Elle, two years & 11 months.  Funny, silly, sweet — overall such a little character and so much fun to be around.  She talks a mile a minute, especially in the mornings, and somehow picked up a northern accent that is one of my favorite things in the entire world.  She has zero interest in doing dance or gymnastics like her big sister, but loves trucks and balls.  And digging in the dirt.  Her favorite color is blue and she will remind you all the time of it, and also is really into saying “no boys allowed” right now, it’s so funny!  We are starting to see a little bit of the terrible two’s, she is super opinionated on things like having a specific sippy cup or bowl, and is definitely at that stage of wanting to do everything herself, but can come out of being upset pretty quickly.  She LOVES to joke around and make us laugh, does little dances to be silly with her eyes closed, and when she is trying to convince me that she should do something I have already said no to, will come up with a way around it and say, “how ’bout that, mama?”.  I just cannot believe she is going to be a big sister soon, she is still so tiny and feels like such a baby to me, maybe because she still isn’t potty trained, but mostly because she is so delicious and lovable.

The girls relationship is stronger than ever, of course they have their moments (a lot of them), but it’s so amazing to see how quickly they go from arguing to laughing and holding hands, true sisterhood!  With our house renovation going on there have been lots of nights where they have had to be split up as we stay with family, and every single morning, one calls my phone and immediately asks to talk to the other.  There really is nothing sweeter in the world, watching their love is one of my most favorite parts of being a mom and I am forever grateful I get to be a part of it.


  1. May 4, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    So so so so sweet. Lil girls are the cutest, so glad they are sweet to each other.

  2. May 4, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Same thoughts on siblinghood over in our house, but with boys! The ups and downs of their relationship are constantly on-going and never ending, but there is no bond like theirs in the entire world. One of the best parts of being a mama for sure. Love these sibling snapshots to freeze this sweet moment in time!

  3. May 4, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    They're just so sweet! And so stylish, too! There's nothing like the bond of sisters. 🙂

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