It feels like with every month that passes these two become a little closer, a little more like partners in crime. We see glimpses these days of the tussling and shoving and telling tales that is so much a part of being brother and sister.
They want to do everything together, and with that comes inevitable clashes. The cuddling, wrestling and general rolling around together that starts with giggles and tickles, can often end with someone getting a bit cross, fed up or in tears.
And strange as it may seem, I really like seeing this side of their relationship grow. We're having to learn to step back as parents, and leaving them to negotiate and fight their own battles a little bit more. But that is part of what I wanted my children to have siblings for; to learn those lessons in compromise, trust and loyalty.
Because as much as they can push one another's buttons at times, they are each others fiercest ally and strongest defender. They'll chatter in the car and politely tell us to be quiet if we try to join the conversation, they regularly shout at us if we make the other upset with a telling off, and they run to comfort each other at the first sign tears.
Their relationship is the push and pull that all the best friendships are made of.
It's crazy to think that in another month's time Siblings for 2014 will be done and dusted, where exactly did this year go? And it's making me kind of nostalgic as I look back over nearly a years worth of photos of my littles. Their relationship was so different at the beginning of this year, their age gap seemed bigger, their height difference was more pronounced. It feels like through this project I've watched their friendship blossom.
It's always so lovely seeing everyone else's Siblings photos each month too. I never fail to get that warm and fuzzy feeling as I pop around all the posts. So if you've got a sibling photo to share this month, don't hesitate to link up; we'd love to see it.
This month I'm going to send you to see Cherry and Tiger over on the lovely Jess's blog Along Came Cherry. They are another brother-sister-combo that appears to have grown in closeness over the year. I'm sure Jess will have some lovely photos to share.