siblings {january}


Before I even had a second baby
I was fantasising about what it would be like
to see my children interact with one another.
I couldn't wait for the moment I got to introduce my beautiful boy
to his younger sister,
and her to him.
And from that moment on their relationship has continued to amaze and surprise me.

I've been lucky and they've always been really happy in one another's company,
from general interest in the early days,
to saving their best smiles for each other,
to where we are now,
which has to be the best stage ever.
They are really starting to properly play together now
and to entertain one another with the things they do.
They constantly make each other giggle hysterically
and will chase each other around squealing,
until they fall into a crumpled laughing heap.

There are of course moments when she takes the toys he's playing with
and gets a little too into his space.
Just like there are times when he doesn't want to chase her anymore
and she doesn't want to share mummy cuddles.
I think the nature of a sibling relationship
is that there is always a really fine line,
between "oh my goodness, you're fantastic"
and "oh my goodness, you're driving me mad"
but that fine line is part of it's beauty.
And on the most part
watching these two kiddos together is a daily
in fact make that hourly, joy.



So, here we are, the very first Siblings post.
The ten of us hosting this linky are so excited
to be sharing our Siblings with you
and to be spending the year focusing on capturing our children together.
We'll be sending you around in a circle to visit the other hosts,
just keep clicking around all the posts and you'll end up back where you started,
having seen a whole lot of sibling loveliness along the way.

This month I'm sending you to see Annie.
Annie hardly needs an introduction as the famous (or should that be infamous) Mammasaurus,
she takes beautiful photos and has an absolute way with words,
so she is sure to have a treat for you.


And we'd love you to link up a photo of your children together.
You only need to add your link to the linky box once
and it'll appear on everyone's blogs.
We hope you'll join us,
it'll be so great to see that sibling relationship 
recorded each month over a whole year.

dear beautiful




81 comments

  1. What a cheeky pair! You have such amazingly photogenic children and such a talent with the camera! will you give me lessons?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are cheeky, and pretty cute with it. And there is no magic formula with the camera I'm afraid, it's just never very far away from me so I get a lot of practise. x

      Delete
  2. That top photo made me smile and then chuckle! It's fab when they start playing together. There's 13 months between Kitty and Ozzy and they are as thick as thieves now, always off playing, plotting sleepovers (which always include me making them midnight feasts!) and whispering 'Don't tell mummy'. It's only going to get even better Lucy!

    Loving this linky already - thanks so much for asking me to be a part of it x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh, I just know they are going to get closer and I can't wait to see what they get up to. I always remember having great adventures with my brother growing up, I just hope they get to have the same.
      And I'm loving it too. It's made me feel all warm and fuzzy this morning. x

      Delete
  3. This is an amazing linky. I just joined up on Along Came Cherry. Look forward to it. What a fabulous idea!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh, thank-you. I'm so excited to see all the sibling photos each month, and to share my own. Thanks for joining in. x

      Delete
  4. Aww they're so sweet together (and also - the beautiful girl has bunches!!). I love your descriptions of them chasing each other around - I think we're just on the cusp of that stage as Elma gets more and more mobile, and it's going to be amazing and exhausting in equal parts I suspect!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's amazing fun now they really play and chase. They wear each other out and it's hilarious to watch. Such a lovely (if rather noisy) stage.
      And I'm in love with the bunches!!! Too cute. x

      Delete
  5. LOVE the first photo. Your little lady has a very cheeky grin. I can tell already your two have a great relationship.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank-you. She is a very cheeky little character, so funny. x

      Delete
  6. Your two look so adorable together Lucy, it's amazing to see other siblings together through this linky :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are very sweet together, I feel very lucky. x

      Delete
  7. Beautiful pictures, it's so lovely to see the bond that develops between siblings isn't it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank-you. Watching that bond has been my absolute favourite part of motherhood. It's so amazing. x

      Delete
  8. They look so alike. Very cute. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are definitely looking more alike these days. It's sweet. x

      Delete
  9. Looking more and more alike. Loving the little bunches, how cute?!! They look like they have a really lovely relationship, lovely to see brothers being sweet to younger siblings when the stereotype would have us believe this might not be the case.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are more alike now, definitely. And I am LOVING the bunches.
      It's so true, I often think that big brothers can get a bit of a bad reputation for not being interested or not being nice, but he's always been such a lovely big brother. x

      Delete
  10. Gorgeous.
    Love how cheeky BG looks :)
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha. She doesn't just look cheeky, she's pier cheeky through and through. ;) x

      Delete
  11. So excited by this project Lucy, hope you don't mind me joining in too! I've loved watching your little ones grow, they are so beautiful and seem to have a wonderful bond xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I'm thrilled to have you joining in Sonia. Everyone is very welcome. And thank-you, we are very lucky. x

      Delete
  12. It doesn't happen as often as I would like when my two do giggle together it is the best thing ever. They look so happy in that first photo, so cute! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A combined giggle is my favourite noise. It's the cutest. And I'm sure it'll happen more with your two as they get bigger. x

      Delete
  13. Your two always seem so lovable together. I can imagine tons of fun in your house. So glad you started this, now if I just got a minute to join in!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are very cute together, lovable is a good word for it. Fingers crossed you get a chance to join in, would love to see you sibling photos. x

      Delete
  14. Gorgeous. Imagine the delight on my boys' faces when I announce that we're back for another year of excruciating portraiture! Excellent.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha. I'm not sure what I'll do when my kids cotton on to what I'm doing and start sabotaging my attempts to photograph them. x

      Delete
  15. You've so beautifully capture their playfulness together. Gorgeous photos. I can't wait to see more as the year goes on.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank-you. These photos were a bit of a last minute thing. I had another photo lined up to use and then snapped these yesterday and they just show their personalities and relationship so perfectly that I couldn't pass them up. x

      Delete
  16. The first one is just gorgeous, I love BG's smile, she looks so happy and cheeky! I think it really shows off her personality. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks lovely, I'm so pleased with that photo. It's one of those rare gems which I think really captures her. It really shows their relationship which I love. x

      Delete
  17. Oh Lucy! They are just adorable. You captured them so well x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks lovely. I'm really pleased with how I managed to really get their cheeky sides in a photo. x

      Delete
  18. OMG SOOO adorable!! Of course they are lucky that they have a very clever mummy who takes fab photos too :) I'm off to try and snap mine now... bit late, it may not work, but I'll give it a go!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh, thank-you. I don't think I'm clever, just lucky and mostly they are very accommodating little models for me. ;) x

      Delete
  19. Love your "fine line" explanation... SO true! Your children are beautiful! Thanks for kicky off this linky! I'm really excited about it!xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It seemed pretty accurate to me, in that it can all change in a second between siblings. And you're welcome, I'm so glad the idea popped in my head, I'm so excited about this linky. x

      Delete
  20. Oh my goodness your little ones are growing fast! Lovely idea and i've joined in!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They certainly are. So glad you've been inspired to join in. x

      Delete
  21. Your babies are pure gorgeous, I love seeing pics of how they interact xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks lovely. I love trying to capture their relationship in photos, although it isn't always terribly easy. x

      Delete
  22. Lovely Pictures, they look like such great friends

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, they really are. Their friendship is coming into it's own lately. x

      Delete
  23. This is a fantastic idea and beautiful photos x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, so glad you like the idea. I'm looking forward to all the photos this year. x

      Delete
  24. Lovely photos - it is great watching the bond grow between them isn't it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. Their bond just fascinates me, such fun to watch. x

      Delete
  25. how gorgeous! this is such a beautiful picture! I am a day late and i cheated a bit....i promise to do better next month Miss! xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's okay, the linky goes live on the 10th but you don't have to link up then. Looking forward to seeing your photos each month. x

      Delete
  26. Your children look so similar - you can instantly tell they're siblings. Love your Daughter's teenie tiny bunches - gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for starting this linky. I'm already loving the opportunity to take photos of them together otherwise I know it would get to the end of the year and I wouldn't have any photos of both of them! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's funny, until these photos I hadn't really noticed how alike they were. They've always been quite different and I have seen more similarities lately, but they definitely look related in these ones.
      Thank-YOU for joining in and linking up, so excited to see all these siblings grow over the year. x

      Delete
  27. Ooo, BG's a cheeky one, isn't she? What an absolutely adorable smile. I love this linky, Lucy. I'm having such a nice time hopping through all the posts and seeing the photographs. I wasn't really planning on posting a great deal about my boys this year but this was too hard to resist. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh she's a super cheeky one! And her brother brings it out in her.
      I have so enjoyed looking at them all too. So glad you're joining us. x

      Delete
  28. Such sweet pictures. They look like great friends. This is such a great project, I am already brainstorming for February! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahh, thanks. They are great friends.... the majority of the time. I'm already thinking about February too. It's going to be an exciting year. x

      Delete
  29. love your post, how stunning are your lil bubbas xx thank you for inspiring a new post ida & pictures to suit xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh, thank-you. So glad we inspired you to take part too. x

      Delete
  30. Lovely, pictures and lovely idea. I was aiming to get more photos of my 3 girls this year so this is perfect opportunity xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks lovely. It's nice to have a specific reason and focus for some photos. I'll look forward to seeing your gorgeous girls each month. x

      Delete
  31. I adore this image, I love seeing my children together. The relationship of siblings when they are so young is truly wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I can't get enough of seeing my two together. It's just the fact that they love each other so completely and without question. x

      Delete
  32. Lovely photos, it great seeing the bond between siblings so definitely go to try and keep up with this linky! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh, thanks. Its lovely seeing so many siblings together isn't it? x

      Delete
  33. such fun and affectionate little people who clearly love each other dearly. they both look cheeky too xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are very affectionate. And VERY cheeky too. But the best of friends. x

      Delete
  34. I love this idea! Sorry i joined the party 3 days late... Baby Fred was only born on 4th January so i am still finding my feet with a newborn and a toddler!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's okay, there's no deadline. The linky opens on the 10th but you can link up after that. Congratulations on the new addition. Life with two is so much fun. x

      Delete
  35. Love the pics and I LOVE the sentiment that accompanies them :) Really heartfelt — just beautiful :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh, thank-you. My two little people and their relationship just amazes me daily. x

      Delete
  36. Gorgeous moments captured on camera. I love your daughters bunches. My Millie's hair is very nearly long enough - I can't wait!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahh, thank-you. I was so excited when it finally got long enough for little bunches. x

      Delete
  37. Beautiful pictures as always, how lovely what a relationship they have! Thanks for you and others starting this Its nice to have a motive to take more photos of the three of mine together!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so glad we've inspired you to take part too. It's so nice to have an excuse for a photo of your children together. x

      Delete
  38. They are adorable!! I love this idea for a linkup!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love this project, Lucy and I'm so thrilled to be part of it. BG is such a cheeky little think, I love it! Spirited little sisters certainly make life interesting! x

    ReplyDelete

Back to Top