Siblings – December

Bit late but here’s my little boys in December. It’s a busy month in our house. Birthdays for both boys (4 and 1), nativity plays and birthday parties all before Christmas even arrives.

Coupled with a stubborn virus that seems to be just passing from one of us to another, round and round, it’s been a hectic month full of tissues and coughing.

I also started back at work which is going well. Everyone seems to be slotting into the routines fairly well. That’s not to say we won’t all be glad of two weeks off to recharge and have fun as a foursome over Christmas though!!

Anyway, was hoping to get some festive pictures this month, but since we haven’t even got our tree up yet (can’t mix Christmas and birthdays!) I’ll have to make do with a few little pics of a nice quiet time amongst the chaos, bath time:

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I’ve loved taking part in the Siblings project this year. It has really brought home to me how quickly time passes. Back in January I had a newborn and a three year old, and now my youngest at 1 has such a little personality growing. It’s been great watching them both get to know each other.

You can see all my previous Siblings posts below, and check out this month’s linky over on Dear Beautiful

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January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October – oops!
November

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Siblings – November

I told myself this month’s siblings post wasn’t going to start with any of the normal “how is it November already?”, “OMG it’s nearly Christmas!” or “can’t believe how fast this year has gone”, but seriously….it’s gone so fast we’ve missed a month! Apologies for lack of October post – it only got as far as a draft…

I go back to work next week. Not next month, or in a couple of weeks, but next week. 6 days away.

I feel like I’m at the end of one chapter and about to turn over a crisp new page to a whole new one. A ‘working mummy of two’ chapter. Come back soon and see how it goes?

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In the meantime, the change in the season has happened and I’ve been busy getting the boys settled into their new routines of nursery/preschools etc. (it’s so complicated we have a whiteboard installed in our kitchen!)

The boys have spent time playing together, enjoying each other’s company for the most part (when there’s no train track around that is!)

The relationship blossoming between them is amazing to watch. They genuinely seem to love each other. How cool!

I’ve also been really listening to the lyrics of several songs we had just been hearing previously. Below is one that seems to fit perfectly with the colder weather, and my desire to wrap up my boys and keep them safe and warm at all times.

And we will keep you,
We will keep you
Little one, safe from harm,
Like an extra arm, you are a part of us<


Laura Marling, Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)

So, life is about to change, see you on the other side!! Hopefully the boys will still be as smiley…

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

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October – oops!

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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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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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