Siblings {January 2017}

Siblings is a linky I’ve loved since it started – when Little Man was just a few months old. It’s one of the things that keeps my blog focused on the children, their milestones and their relationship.

Siblings {January 2017}

Usually I start my Siblings post by saying what a lovely month we’ve had. This month has been fine but it’s been cold, it’s been wet and our extension work has been mostly on hold meaning that all of us have been living surrounded by stuff and not having as much space or freedom as we have been used to.

But, this has pushed us to get outside, to go on wintery walks and to explore the countryside. We’ve made the most of our National Trust membership this month and have turned from fair weather outdoors types to being people who just like to be outside – and Little Man and LP have been enjoying it too.

Siblings {January 2017}

After their first term of both being at school and nursery, LP and Little Man both loved having the Christmas holidays together – but they also needed the break too. They were so tired, a bit ratty and just ready for some time to slow down and just be for a while without school runs and routines.

Siblings {January 2017}

It’s been so nice watching them play together and they’ve got into a cycle of playdoh, Lego and other construction toys they can play side by side. They are two peas in a pod, they are so close and they are, without a doubt, each other’s best friend.

Siblings {January 2017}

LP and Little Man are the best things to happen to me. But, they are also the best thing that has happened to each other. I can’t imagine one without the other and none of us can remember a time before Little Man was here – it’s like they have always been together.

Siblings {January 2017}

LP and Little Man are both back at school now and they love walking to school together. I pick Little Man up at lunch time we enjoy a couple of hours together before we go and pick his sister up – and they are together again. It’s then a blur of homework, quiet time, dinner, bath and bed but whatever we’re doing LP and Little Man are together – and that’s their favourite place to be.

Siblings {January 2017}

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  • I could agree more than with your words about them being the best things that have happened to you, but also to each other. I feel exactly the same; siblings are such a gift! And I’m so thrilled to have you on the team this year, YAY!!! x

  • What lovely photos. I can’t wait to take part this year.
    We were ready for the Christmas holidays and I was a bit sad when my eldest went back. I’m glad you got out though and I hope the work is finished soon 🙂

  • I love seeing your two together, they really are two peas in a pod. It’s wonderful to see. We are definitely embracing being outdoors more and getting some fresh air. It makes going home that bit nicer and curling up together afterwards. x

  • I am with you Donna, it’s a magical thing to create another child and the love and bond between then is that extra special bonus to each other. No truer words right there. What fun your two are having here too. They look so grown up all the sudden like my two similar ages I find this age between little toddlers and become big kids amazing. They grow and change so much under our very noses. #siblingsproject

  • So nice to see you hosting this linky! Lovely photos, I suppose thats one good thing about the extension work taking over the house that you can make the most of the outdoors. We haven’t been much at all this month and w have no excuse not to really! xx

  • I say this all the time but they always seem so happy in each others company, and they’re so alike. You must get asked if they’re twins all the time don’t you? Lovely to see you co-hosting this year too 🙂

  • I love that your two are so close. I hope my boys will be like that – although the age gap might prevent it. I absolutely LOVE T’s hat – where is it from?! x #SiblingsProject

  • We need to get back out using our National Trust membership. The weather has gone a bit poo and I’m hoping it gets better. Love your shots of your active little beans. I can’t wait to see my baby girl grow up and toddle about with her sister (not too quickly though!!). Thanks for hosting xx

  • They are, as always, completely adorable together! And lucky you to be near enough to Dyrham Park – we used to go there all the time when I was a child because it was en route to one of my uncle’s houses and I loved it (and then loved it even more when it was in Remains of the Day!)

  • Aah so lovely that you’re hosting this year Donna! Congratulations!! 🙂 This is a lovely post — so gorgeous that you say they’re the best things to happen to you. I feel the same about my three boys. I love my big, man shaped boy and I’m totally complete now we have our sons. I look forward to another year of Siblings! Cxx #SiblingsProject

  • I used to join in with this linky ages ago but it became so hard to take photos of all three of mine! I really don’t have many photos of the three of them so I’m going to use this linky as my excuse to get some this year! I’m so pleased to see you co-hosting too!