growing up with big brothers

If they are eating anywhere but the table, they have to stand up…otherwise their food is considered fair game to her.

“Dear God, thank you for giving me two little brothers that are silly and make me laugh.

Thank you for giving me a little sister that is tough and doesn’t even cry when we step on her hands. Amen.” Biggest Brother, 6.

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  • kristiina - What a lucky little girl! The boys are lucky, too ;)

  • Corey Moortgat - Your photos look like my house around here. My 9 month old daughter has two older brothers as well. I’ve got so many cute girl toys for her, yet she goes for the monster trucks and hotwheels since that’s what her brothers are playing with! I guess it’s inevitable, although I sure hope she finds her girly side eventually- I need a playmate,too!

  • raychel - ADORABLE pictures. You have beautiful children! I am an only girl with 6 brothers, and had a blast growing up! Seeing these pictures makes me think back to my childhood so much! Your daughter will grow up to be one tough cookie!!

  • Alba - Amen! whenever you have finised the Biggest Brother Bible, please, send me a copy!

  • bopha - i love it, i can’t wait for our little girl to get loved on by her big brothers. Lincoln is already so excited, he wants to hug every little baby girl that he sees.

  • Shannon - What a sweet post. As always Little Sister is deliciously adorable! I love sibling love, it makes me so happy, to see the carefree love of children for one another! Very precious!

  • amy.bramer@gmail.com - i love the spiderman mask, too funny. i don’t know who is luckier, the boys for having a baby sister or her for having a little band of brothers. great photos!

  • Tess S. - biggest brother just made this momma cry. not hard.. considering this pregnancy makes me cry over everything.

    my sweet little boy will be 2 in september and only says 3 or 4 words. last night for the first time after saying grace before dinner he said “amen” and again after prayers before bed time. that’s the stuff that makes your heart melt.
    beautiful.

  • keely - What a great post! I especially love the picture of her and biggest brother- great expressions!

  • karen davis - such a fun post!! Love all the photos, and especially love big brother’s prayer!

  • Erin - I love this post!!! I am cracking up at the Spiderman mask, that is awesome…

  • Anna Joy - That is soooo precious, cute, awesome, amazing! And Biggest Bro’s prayer is awesome. Your family is too cool

  • Sarah - adorable pics! your kids are so lucky to have each other!

  • haley - I cant hyper link this for some reason… Little sister needs to have these!!! have you seen them yet! there are limited edition Demin diapers in stores June and July-we have them already in WI!!!

    http://www.amazon.com/Huggies-Supreme-Little-Diapers-60-count/dp/B00394DQIC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1274128904&sr=1-1

  • Yuliana - Great pictures, you captured the best moments.
    Your children are adorable!

  • Cate O'Malley - oh my gosh, nearly too cute for words – love them all!

  • Jamie - I love this post! My favorite part was the very last picture and Big Brother’s prayer. Just too cute.

  • Tracie - So cute! My son spent a lot of time in his big sister’s purple dress up dress. It’s cool that the typical boy/ girl boundaries are crossed when you have some of each!

  • Susanne - AMEN!

  • amanda torres - Boys are beyond special…and dirty…and well, just boys. But girls, they melt your heart. You’re very blessed to have such a brood of boys, and a sweet chunk of a girl.

  • anne c - you have the cutest kids in the world ashley! I wish I could be a fly on the wall at your house everyday! so fun!

  • rachel denbow - Ashley you’ve caught some incredibly tender, fantastic moments here. Those boys obviously know how to love on their little sister. And I’m happy to know I wasn’t the only one who snatched up that little denim jumper at Wal-Mart. (and the pink one, too!) Sometimes they surprise me over there!

    Now I want two more kids, like stat. (wait a minute….lets think about this)

  • Seamingly Sarah - You are making my womb ache for more babies. I’ll tell my husband to blame you and your adorable children.

  • the inadvertent farmer - Hope she never plans on dating…my daughter’s three older brothers have already told her not dating till 30.

    They were deadly serious!!! Kim

  • julia - my heart? it just melted!

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  • Heather - love this! what a lucky little girl to have so many boys to love her. my daughter (who has that same dress. i heart walmart baby dresses!) runs around the house with a bakugan in one hand and a naked dolly in the other. life is good!

  • lifeologia - These photos are so much fun. I love the Spider Baby!
    She is one lucky girl to have such great brothers to always protect her ;)

  • Martina - Aw, this post was so sweet! She’s a very blessed little girl to have 3 cool big brothers. I pity the guy she falls in love with some day … :) And biggest brother’s prayer is so sweet and sincere!

  • Michelle W - Ash, Your kids are simply adorable. You have so many great photos of them. Do you scrapbook the photos? So many photos…so little time?

  • Kimber - your little girl is adorable! and so are these pictures! i grew up with 4 older brothers and these pictures remind me so much of what i went through! goodness! i found your blog a few weeks ago and am now shamefully obsessed with all your pics and adorable DIY! thanks fo sharing everyday, i’m so excited everytime you do!

  • Katie H. - I am going to have to agree with the previous comments about her not being able to date with those big brothers around.

    You may not know this Ashley, but my first ever formal dance “sophmore semi-formal” I went with Chris, because I didn’t like the other options Robert had for me.

  • Tonia - I’m sorry, but denim diapers?! Big brother’s underwear on her head is far cutier than a denim diaper would be!

  • Grace - Cute kids! Love the one where big brother is putting underwear on her head! :) hehe

  • natalie - What a great set of photos. Truly captures the everyday life with your kids.

  • Jane - Awwww….so sweet.

  • bambooska - I just cannot stop laughing at this post. Bahahahahahahahahahaha…

  • chantelle - still laughing! baby sister-you are lthe lucki-est liltle girl ever!

  • MelissaM - LOVVVVVE IT!!!!!!!

  • Kerry - this is the best post EVER!!!
    i love how caring they are towards their little sister(:

  • Libby - i love this post. too sweet! and your pictures— gorgeous!!

  • robyn - i love these sibling pictures…….. i have trouble getting great shots of mine together.
    thanks for sharing!

  • Ingrid - LOVE this post!

  • emily - Oh my goodness, that is the cutest thing ever. With a family with three big brother and one baby sister, I can totally relate! Love the picture of baby getting underpants put on her head!

  • sperlygirl - just found you via crescendoh.com. wonderful photos – and this post today touched my heart. being an only child i longed for this and now a mama of 2 boys i can relate a bit. beautiful!

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  • georgia - She is so adorable.

  • 8ght - i love your kids!

  • Melissa-Jade - Oh – that almost makes me wish i had had older brothers. Very very sweet spidey mask on her! I dont think my hubby’s sisters got off quite that easily…so lucky girl! Long may those sweet relationships last.

  • Ang - Sweet Baby Sister . . . I can’t wait to meet you!

  • Ari Morris - Ashley,
    How in the world do you get your pictures so crystal clear??? I know you are mega talented of course…but…? That picture of Breece getting the underware placed on her head is amazing! I want to take pictures like that!!!
    ari

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