Siblings – August

A late one from me this month. It’s no excuse but to be perfectly honest time is just passing way too quickly at the moment and upon scanning over my photos of the month I realised I had no pictures of the boys together for the whole month. Rubbish.

So this evening during a little post-nursery/pre-bedtime play in the garden I snapped the boys in their playhouse.

The playhouse was put up last year and has been being enjoyed by Elliot ever since. In the last week or so Elliot has been asking Alexander to join him so we’ve been putting him in there too, before being asked by Elliot to get out. He’s enjoying showing his little brother what fun he gets up to in there.

We’ve put a desk in there that I made when I was at school, and an old rug makes a cosy floor. I also got some pockets from ikea to go on the wall for much needed storage, and some time ago my Dad (the boys’ Grampy) bought Elliot some led dragonfly lights which he likes to switch on and off.

I think they’ll have many years of happiness in their little house. It’s even been given it’s own number (55) by Elliot putting stickers on the door!

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dear beautiful

See my other Siblings posts below, and check out this months linky on Dear Beautiful:

January
February
March
April
May
June
July

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Siblings – July

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Hello July!

This month – since the last Siblings post – we have seen major developments in Alexander’s abilities – at nearly seven months old he can now sit up really well and this means he can start to interact more when Elliot is playing.

Elliot is such a loving and caring big brother, always ready to talk to Alexander and tell him what’s going on, and he’s really good at keeping him occupied with toys and cuddles. He loves riding on the buggy board as he gets to talk to Alexander and let me know each time Alex smiles at him.

Elliot frequently tells us he loves his little brother – ok so I am sure that may change as the years progress but it’s really heart melting at the moment.

This month’s siblings photos were taken yesterday as Alexander started playing with our wooden alphabet blocks. Elliot soon got excited about it and they actually (almost) started playing together. It was so cute (and yes I got carried away and started spelling with the blocks…)

These two really are very cool kids. I’m so proud of my little family!

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Siblings – June

This month has seen our first holiday as a family of four, and lots of time spent together in the sunshine with picnics out, trips to Blenheim Palace and Cogges Farm. The boys have really enjoyed being in each other’s company, and so far (touch wood) we’ve still not had any real resentment issues from Elliot. He loves to give Alexander cuddles and takes real pleasure in telling us that Alexander is smiling when he sees him.

Alexander has learnt to roll, so is spending lots of time moving around the living room floor. I’ve started to wonder why we even own sofas as I seem to spend a lot of my time down on the rug with both boys building train tracks/stopping Alexander from rolling under the sofas (it has happened far too many times already….bad mummy I know) I also really need to buy new jeans as mine seem to be wearing thin on the knees!

Elliot is still pretty camera shy and doesn’t ever like to pose for a photo. Most pics are taken while he’s doing something else or focused on someone/the tv (again, bad mummy skills…)

My photo for this month’s siblings project is therefore not a cute ‘brotherly hug and smile at camera’ photo (though I do hope that this does happen at some point this year?!?) but it does capture a brilliant morning spent playing on the floor.

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Happy June everyone 🙂

dear beautiful

See my other Siblings posts below, and check out this months linky on Dear Beautiful:

January
February
March
April
May

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Siblings – May

Is it me or was it only two minutes since the last Siblings post?

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This month I’ve been struck by how our decision to have a second child has made significant changes to our first child’s life, and in our case I think these have been largely positive.

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Elliot has always been fairly good around other children and as he has a cousin close in age he is quite good at sharing and very kind and considerate towards others. He’s really starting to show this in his relationships with Alexander now, always ready to give him a toy and checking that he’s ok. It’s just so cute to watch!

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dear beautiful

See my other Siblings posts below, and check out this months linky on Dear Beautiful:

January
February
March
April

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Siblings – February

Siblings – February

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It’s time for the monthly Siblings photo (part of Dear Beautiful Boy’s linky) and I must say it’s come round fast.

This month has been one of finding our feet as a family of four, and if I’m really honest I’ve been loving it.

The boys are definitely noticing each other more. Elliot is really caring towards Alexander, and although still doesn’t want to sit next to him for photos (he has a irrational fear of being photographed, not sure why!) he does like to stroke him, and give him goodnight kisses.

Alexander is in awe of Elliot. His eyes fix on him whenever he’s around. It’s so cute!

I’m really enjoying watching these two learn about each other, and honestly, every day I feel like the luckiest mummy around. My boys are amazing!

dear beautiful

See my other Siblings posts:

January

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