They were sitting there, on the back steps, just hanging out together, he with his Kindle, she with her Mimi doll.
She decided to get up and flit about the yard. Being the gentle Mother wannabe that she is, she very carefully set her precious charge at the feet of her big brother, who was so enraptured by his game that he didn't notice.
He thought that I was taking photos of him because the cat was laying by his side, and quite frankly, because he was pretty sure that I found him absolutely irresistible (which I do, but that's beside the point). I snapped pictures for a good long minute.
Meanwhile... little sister was doing all she could to keep the giggles at bay.
When he finally noticed, with a loud "ARRRRRRGH!", the sweet (but slightly creepy) Mimi doll tumbled and did a faceplant in the grass.
Much laughter ensued, then the maternal instincts of Little Missy-ann took over and the doll had to be comforted. Big brother had already moved on, back to his game.
And that pretty much sums them up. Good natured, attached at the hip, yet oh-so-different in their personalities and distinct in their genders.
I can hardly wait for the school bell to ring at the end of the day on Friday so I can keep them all to myself for the entire Summer!