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}


  1. January 15, 2017 / 7:36 am

    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

  2. January 15, 2017 / 7:53 am

    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 πŸ™‚

  3. January 15, 2017 / 8:08 am

    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

  4. January 15, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Gorgeous photos! It looks like such a strong bond there between your two. Love getting outdoors to let off some energy- always good to have such lovely places to visit. Thanks for hosting #siblings

  5. January 15, 2017 / 10:15 am

    We love going on big nature walks, and aim to visit more NT places this year. Lovely wintery photos this month xx

  6. January 15, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    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

  7. January 15, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    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

  8. January 15, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    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 πŸ™‚

  9. January 15, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    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

    • January 15, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      It’s from Next but we bought it a year or two ago! x

  10. January 15, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    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

  11. January 15, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    These are lovely Donna. We love being outdoors, but cannot stand the cold. I can’t wait until Spring. We’re going to get a National Trust membership too! xx

  12. January 15, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    The sibling bond really is something special isn’t it? I would definitely say it has been my most favourite thing about being a parent at all and even when they squabble it still makes my heart happy that I was able to give them each other x

  13. January 15, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Such lovely words, I totally feel the same way about my two! Gorgeous photos – we love going on adventures with our NT passes too xxx

  14. January 15, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    So great that you’re now a co-host of this fab linky. Great outdoors pics of your two. It’s always good to get out and about.

  15. January 15, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Beautiful photos of Little Man and LP exploring out and about together – they sound like they have a fabulous bond πŸ™‚ #siblingsproject

  16. January 15, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Lovely pictures. We actually visited a national trust site near us this month. I’m ashamed to say up until then we’d never been to one! The sibling bond is so special x

  17. January 16, 2017 / 7:19 am

    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!)

  18. January 16, 2017 / 7:31 am

    They’re so beautiful Donna. I hope that Toby and Martha continue to be close and are like your two, isn’t that just the dream?xx #siblingsproject

  19. January 16, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Ah they are a lovely pair πŸ™‚ I really need to get NT membership this year- there are some lovely places near us and I know we’d get good use out of it! #siblings

  20. January 19, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    Aah so lovely that you’re hosting this year Donna! Congratulations!! πŸ™‚ This is a lovely post β€” 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

  21. January 21, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    What lovely words about your little pair. They are both looking so grown up but especially little man, he seems to have just shot up. And I must say they look so similar, you would never be able to miss that they are brother and sister! xx

  22. January 23, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    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!

  23. January 24, 2017 / 8:58 am

    Hello I am new to the siblings project and love the idea. Your shots are beautiful and what an amazing way to record the changes in your pair. I am excited to be taking part. Thank you for hosting 🌟

  24. January 24, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Gorgeous photos of these two. Its been a while since I’ve joined in but looking forward to doing it this year x

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