My 13-Year-Old Son Surprised His 5-Year-Old Sister With Disney Princess Photoshoot

There’s something to be said about brotherly love, and the strength of a sibling bond. My 13 year old son Anthony fights with depression. It has been a battle for him for some time now, and it isn’t always easy for him to be sun and joyful … Enter Belle. Anabel, more lovingly referred to as Belle( yes, like the princess) is Anthony’s 5 year old sister. She is a carefree, effervescent, ricochetting ball of sunshine. She has a fairy like quality about her, and induces pals wherever she goes. Nonetheless, her best friend is Anthony. They have an unshakable sibling bond that stems from the sun that she bring to him when he acquires himself in dark places.

Anthony and Belle are the closest among all 7 of their own children. He watches movies with her, he takes her skateboarding, and at night he tucks her into bed. They have a little ritual to ward off her bad nightmares at bedtime, where he pretends to sprinkle “magic salt” on her psyche to safeguard her from nightmares.

The inspiration behind the photo shoot arrived about following the birth of my 7th child, I was seeming online at princess gowns for myself( I’m a shameless Disneyphile and envisioned perhaps buying myself a princess gown would motivate me to lose the weight left over from my recent pregnancy) when Anthony spied a Prince Charming costume. That’s when he took over the search. He looked at me and asked if I would buy him one of the prince costumes. He said he would like to dress up and program a photo shoot for Belle, since we had recently celebrated her birthday. As both their mommy, and a photographer, I was all about it! We set to work groups together the Prince Charming costume right down to the white gloves and the black shoes that he shined himself the old fashioned route, with solid refine and an old rag. Then he choice a Snow White dress to match the blue and ruby-red garb he had chosen for himself.

I can’t explain the joy on her face when her “favorite boy in the world” came into the room just before the photo shoot dressed as a prince, and devoted her a brand new gown. I told her we were going to take princess paintings for her birthday, dressed her quickly and then we drove to a local garden to take the photos.

The photo shoot was likely the most heart warming thing I’ve experienced as a mom. He carried her from one place to the next so she didn’t trip on her dress, and she would giggle and hug him between every shooting. She felt like a real princess, and her happiness is easy to see in her face in every photo.

Anthony would spin her around and laugh at how happy she was … And that’s what it is all about to me as a mom … as HIS mother. When you have a child who duels with themselves day after day, there is nothing you wouldn’t pay to see them smile. Belle brings that out in him. He devoted her an incredible endowment and in return she made him genuinely happy. That was a gift she devoted in return to both Anthony and myself.

I could hardly finish the photos through the tears of pride and happiness. When they were done, they were perfect to me. I am so proud of my son, his warm heart, and the place in it that is reserved for his little sister. He astonishes me and I am so proud of him.

My 13 -year-old son Anthony astounded his 5-year old sister Anabel, more lovingly referred to as Belle, with a magical Disney-themed photoshoot

It all started when Anthony said he would like to dress up and program a photo shoot, since we had recently celebrated Belle’s birthday

We put together the Prince Charming costume and then he choice a Snow White dress to match the blue and ruby-red garb he had chosen for himself

I can’t explain the joy on Anabel’s face when her “favorite boy in the world” came into the room just before the photo shoot dressed as a prince, and devoted her a brand new gown

The photo shoot was likely the most heart warming thing I’ve experienced as a mom. I could hardly finish the photos through the tears of pride and happiness

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