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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

My sister Lucy

In yesterday's gift guide, I mentioned that my twin sister Lucy teared up when she first met Toby. Here are two photos from that day, back in September. As you can tell, the love-at-first-sight was mutual. :)

104 comments:

Rachel Dangerfield said...

What perfect photos to start my day to :) Lucy and Toby are so so sweet. I love the way he's grabbing hold and snuggling in.

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww totally:) He really likes her too! So, sweet..You should so frame those for her as a Christmas gift! I bet she would love it
Kisses

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i ALWAYS wanted to be a twin!!!!!

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Joanna Goddard said...

diana, that is such a sweet idea!!

AliveintheFire said...

She really does look like you! SO cute. :) I have a twin sis and am absolutely IN LOVE with my nephew. Sometimes he thinks I'm his momma. :)

ACH said...

How sweet! I second the "frame it!" idea!

Linka said...

Very sweet! Nothing like sister love!

secret, fragile skies said...

beautiful, beautiful moment.

the teacup chronicles said...

aw he's so little! And obviously very content to be with his auntie :)

Dancing Branflake said...

How incredibly sweet! I hope to be an aunt like her one day. Toby is such a loving child.

Ashley said...

What a lovely relationship that will be...very special pictures, thank you for sharing them, Joanna!

Kash said...

These are so lovely! Toby's expression is cute, it looks like he's saying "Aunt Lucy is MINE"

Maria Ana said...

You can see still is a bit touched when these were taken. No tears but her face says it all!

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amy said...

These are precious. (And I'm not a girl who says "precious" all the time.)
P.S. Are you two identical twins? :)

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such a beautiful moment, beautifully captured xx

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An American in Switzerland said...

Awww...such a precious photo. He looks so cute nuzzled up to her :)

Splendid Sass said...

Aw... so sweet. She looks a lot like you!
Teresa

A Day That is Dessert said...

Oh my. I get teary just looking at these, Joanna. xoxo

Joanna Goddard said...

amy, we're not identical but we definitely look similar now that we're grown-ups. :) we looked different as kids though: http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-birthday-lucy.html

Stephanie said...

Such sweet pictures! Toby looks cozy and content. :-)

Melanie's Randomness said...

How sweet!!!! Aww Toby is just soo cute!!! =)

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Emma said...

She's really lucky to have that moment captured, gorgeous photo.

gemma said...

she's so pretty!

I Dream Of said...

Such a lovely photo. They look so sweet.

Kristen said...

These photos are lovely! I'm also a twin, and seeing this makes me excited for when my sister and I have kids of our own someday :)

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Anonymous said...

My sister isn't my twin, but my babies always recognized her when they wouldn't go to anyone else, even if we'd been apart for months. Someone once told me our heart rhythms are very similar.
What a special moment to capture, thank you for sharing!

Meghan said...

that is so special. love that you caught that with photos. sisteres are one of a kind.

Grandma Kathleen said...

I tried to leave a comment on the monday giveaway but it wouldn't let me! It said it was full! I love any and all pictures of Toby!

Aura said...

I thought it was you with bangs! It's nice to have a twin with different hair, that was you can test drive and see what they'd look like before committing :)

Cassandra Marie said...

So cute :)

maggie said...

i cannot believe how sweet and moving these two photos are!

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, the giveaway sadly won't accept any more comments because blogger has a limit of 5000 comments. sorry about that! :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i love that she cried! so sweet.

Ana* said...

Aww how sweet & he loved her too!!

jacqueline said...

these photos are absolutely darling. (And your sister looks just like you!) Beautiful.

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beautiful...so wonderful that you captured this moment on film.

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Tricia said...

So sweet! I love his little expression like he's holding on to her for dear life. Adorable.

marina esmeraldo said...

hey, jo! that is a really sweet moment. my father has had three children in his 2nd marriage and everytime i heard their sweet little cries for the first time, i wept.

for the first one i was traveling and missed the day of birth but heard my newborn sister's (20 years apart from me) cries through the phone, and i started bawling my eyes out immediately (and then again once i met her!). four years later, her mother had twins, and i got to see them in person, and once again with the all-encompassing emotion and weeping.

welcoming a baby into your life is a precious experience, for everyone involved... i'm really happy that toby was born into a beautiful loving family. congratulations!

little t said...

Its because your sister looks SO like you its uncanny.

Claire said...

ah.. what a cuddlebug! I wonder if he thought she was you... :)

britt said...

i love how the emotion was captured in these photos. made me tear up. so sweet!

Caroline Royce said...

I bet he really likes her because she looks just like mommy.

Anonymous said...

I'm a twin. I think Toby bonded with your sister because she probably smells like you. I mean you guys did share space in the womb. :-)

He's a gorgeous boy!

stephanie said...

Lucy is beautiful, just like you. Those pictures are precious. xo

Ali said...

I'm sure I'm the 1,516th person to say this, but you and your sister look so much alike! Am I crazy, or are you twins?

PoetessWug said...

Awwww!She's gonna be the best Auntie ever!!! Love, love is sorta like win/win!! :-)

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, we're twins, see the post :)

B. Inspired. said...

So sweet;)

Tish said...

my boyfriend is a twin as well and his twin brother's baby can't tell them apart. he'll only let his parents (and my boyfriend) hold him and he cries when my guy leaves thinking it's pop. it's flippin adorable...the bond of a twin to their niece or nephew...

Meg Trainer said...

So Darling - and I know how she feels - My sister just had a baby about the same time you didi! And I love being an Aunt - truly the highlight of my life! I am hoping that you will have holiday gift ideas for the wee set! Merry Xmas Jo!

Meg Trainer said...

So Darling - and I know how she feels - My sister just had a baby about the same time you didi! And I love being an Aunt - truly the highlight of my life! I am hoping that you will have holiday gift ideas for the wee set! Merry Xmas Jo!

Jennifer said...

These photos are enough to make ME tear up.
What a sweet sweet moment.

The Gourmet Traveller said...

Aww..so sweet!

Danielle said...

Aw - the pictures are just incredible. And I would still contend that your baby is maybe the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life.

-Danielle
http://daniellemsolomon.blogspot.com

stephanie said...

such sweet photos!!

kenzie said...

my twin sis had a baby this summer and I felt the same way, didn't know you had a twin! love it.

the lil bee said...

Such sweet photos, Jo:)

Bronwyn said...

Oooh, so sweet! I love how affectionate he is with her!

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Anonymous said...

Both of them are beautiful.

paige renee said...

This is so sweet and definitely made me tear up. I will always remember the amazing feeling when I first met my sister's son - he was just a few minutes old!

Anonymous said...

That's such a beautiful photo of both of them. I love the way Toby is bonding with your twin sister. I wonder if it registered with Toby just how much you look alike?

Enya said...

So beautiful. Such an emotionally beautiful few pictures.
x

Marissa said...

You seem to be one of the luckiest persons! Waauw

Glenda said...

In these pictures Lucy looks so much like you ;) Beautiful pictures!

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

What a beautiful moment. Looks like quite the happening park, too!

Mo said...

This is so precious. Toby seems to be really enjoying the cuddle :-)

the adventures of a modern housewife said...

these pictures are so sweet

the franglaise said...

Gosh, for non-identical twins you looks very alike (facial expression especially!). These photos are the sweetest. I remember my brothers meeting L. for the firs time - very emotional. Babies bring nothing but happiness, eh?!

Bri (like the cheese) said...

There is just something about Mommy's sister that is especially familiar to a little baby.

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Brooklynn said...

My favorite part of this is how your brother is whistling (I think?) in the background. His face is so brotherly and in his old world.

Brooklynn said...

OWN world :)

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My favorite part of this is how your brother is whistling (I think?) in the background. His face is so brotherly and in his old world.

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We had a fabulous long weekend, that continued on into the week. First, to start off the weekend, my sister had a baby!

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Anonymous said...

Just clicked on this link, reminded me of a funny story.

One of our family friends has an identical twin sister. They live in separate continents and met up again after a few years when her daughter, M, was five.

One night, M went to the kitchen where her Mum was cooking and then to the lounge to find her Aunt reading and completely freaked out. She thought her Mum was a witch and wouldn't stop sobbing for hours.

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