siblings {november}



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.

dear beautiful

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  1. Ahhh I love the new theme - and the photos of course, especially the one on the tree trunk seat! x

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    1. Thanks Annie. The best bit is that my little bro and I used to sit on that exact same tree stump seat as kids. x

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  2. Haha typically my photos are rubbish this month!! LOVE the new design by the way and I can totally relate to everything you are saying. I love the way Tiger goes to Cherry, he loves her so much and I can only imagine it's because she is little like him. He just follows her round and calls her and always has to sit right next to her, it's so lovely and it's the reason that I want to have more! x

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    1. Hahaha, don't even get me started on how much watching the pair of them makes me want more! It's beyond a joke. It just warms your heart to see the gift you gave them by giving them each other. x

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  3. I love the pictures of BB and BG this month. They look like they could be twins. And I love your new blog design!! xx

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    1. Tell me about it, we rarely go out for the day now without being asked if they are twins. x

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  4. Love the look of your blog :0) What a great post, it brought tears to my eyes. What a lovely relationship they are building x

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    1. It makes me a little teary too. It's just such a special thing to watch. x

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  5. Gorgeous photos as always - it is lovely to see these little ones growing up and the age gap does seem to be lessening as they get bigger. They do look like they play so nicely together but like all siblings have their moments. I especially like the photo of them in the leaves. Love your new blog design too :-)

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    1. I'm actually so lucky in how nicely they play together, and it makes me so glad their age gap is quite small. But of course siblings have those not so nice moments, its par for the course. x

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  6. Wonderful shot of them together on the tree trunk! It's funny how siblings when they're close become 'frenemies' - one moment best of friends and the next...well...

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  7. What lovely autumny photos! Love all the colours! And loving your new blog design too lovely, so bright and cheerful! x

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    1. Thanks lovely. Couldn't resist an autumnal photo. x

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  8. Awww i think these are my favourite photos of BB and BG together ever! Love the colour from the Autumn leaves too! xxx p.s. The blog makeover is fabulous! xxx

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    1. Ahhh, thanks sweetie. They were being so cute playing together at the park. x

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  9. As they grow, the age gap definitely seems to matter less, doesn't it? They do look the best of friends there, beautiful photos x

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    1. Definitely. There hardly seems to be a gap between them at all lately. x

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  10. So beautiful Lucy! Love love the leafy captures. I love reading about your two so similar to my own two and it is such a beautiful to watch over the year. I can't believe it's almost over this year. So much has happened and they have changed so much from the start. It's been such a great project getting involved in too. Making me stop and see them together as a unit each month. Definitely allies here too. Can't tell one off without the other jumping in! lol So funny. (absolutely love your new design too) :)

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    1. Haha, so it's not just me then who gets told off for telling off? Wouldn't change it for anything though. x

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  11. Absolutely love your new blog design. And this post, it's so adorable. I love reading these posts as it makes me really want a little brother or sister for Ethan. :) xx

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    1. Awww, he'll be an adorable big brother when the time is right. x

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  12. These photos are just perfectly autumnal!! Love them! And the blog looks fab too! Your little lady is so like you... I'm sure everybody says that!

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    1. Hahaha, do you know hardly anyone says that she's like me. Everyone always comments on how much he's like me and that she's just the spitting image of her daddy. It's nice to know that someone sees some of me in her. x

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  13. Those photos in the leaves are just gorgeous and I love your new design! The colours are so bright and lovely! x

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    1. Ahh, thank-you. I couldn't resist a leafy picture. We have some similar ones of me and my bro when we were little. x

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  14. Aww this is such a cute post! I lovey our new layout too by the way! Xx
    http://oliviacherylx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Awww, so sweet. That is so nice that they are close in age and can be such good friends. :)

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    1. They are so close, and it makes me so glad that we had them as close together as we did, even if it was hard work in places. x

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  16. So pleased to join in with you this month. Beautiful autumn shots of your BB and BG. They are becoming so alike, aren't they. I always think that your two littlies look like they have their heads together hatching a plan! x

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, they do generally look like they are plotting some kind of mischief whenever they are together. x

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  17. Love your new blog design :) These are such wonderful photographs. My heart always skips a beat at autumnal photographs x

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    1. I know, I adore autumn photos too; so rich and beautiful. x

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  18. They look so sweet together, as always. Loving the new look!

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  19. Oh they are gorgeous photos, and yes, hasn't the year made a massive difference. I can see it in my biggest two too - though the height difference is still quite pronounced there!! Your two look set to be lifelong friends, even with all the squabbles that go with family life!

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    1. It's scary how much change has happened in a year, even more so for you. But it's lovely to know that they are on the road of life with a friend forever. x

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  20. Lovely outdoor photos! They look so cute sitting there between the leaves :) Thank you for hosting!

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    1. Aww, thank-you. They would have sat happily in those leaves for ages. x

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  21. Lovely photos, they look very sweet together. Isn't Autumn such a beautiful time? Love the new look of the blog too x

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    1. Autumn is certainly a beautiful time for getting the camera out, and Autumn photos are always some of my favourites. x

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  22. Gorgeous photos. It sounds like they will be the best of friends growing up and they do need an argument every now and again otherwise they wouldn't be normal!

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  23. Love the new blog design! And such great photos. I can't believe how crazy this year has been. Seeing so many little kids changing from month to month... it's insane. I've so loved joining in and having this awesome record of my kids through the year. :) And as usual, your photos are just stunning.

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  24. Lovely post Lucy, I think autumn is the best backdrop!! :) Your two are sweet, Love the new blog design too x x x

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  25. Oh gosh, what glorious pictures! I love autumn. That first shot of the two playing in the leaves is just divine.

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  26. Loving your blog's new facelift Lucy — really lovely! Great pics as always too — can't believe the next one will be Christmas themed!! This year has flown by in the blink of an eye. Gorgeous to see how much our tiny people have grown!

    Caro X

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