Our December hasn't started off in the best style if I'm honest. We are embracing the excitement of the upcoming festivities with as much enthusiasm as we can muster... which isn't as much as I'd like, because so far December has been a sickly one. As I write this I can hear my poorly pair coughing and spluttering in their sleep, and I will shortly pop in to check their temperatures and no doubt re-administer yet another dose of calpol. I love Christmas, but all this Wintery-ness and the associated bugs... well they suck!
Lurgies well and truly scuppered my Siblings photo plans for this month, because taking poorly kids outside in the cold for the soul purpose of getting a photo... well thats just cruel. So we've settled for cosy indoor ones, which actually sums up our month so far pretty well.
The only nice thing to come out of the illness in our household, has been how adorable the children have been together. Yes, they have both been fractious, and a little quicker to get annoyed that usual, but they have been lovely and caring too. The beautiful boy was struck down first, and as he lay on the sofa feeling sorry for himself, his little sister regularly checked up on him; giving him cuddles and kisses, clearly worried about her quiet little playmate. And in turn as she has become ill herself, her big brother is full of sympathy and even offered her his rabbit to cheer her up.
So my pictures are grainy from the lack of light... that's December for you. But if you look past the grain, you'll see that they are sat sharing a book together in matching hats that they insisted on playing in, and you'll spot that they are holding hands as they look at the Christmas tree together. And those are the memories of Christmas that I want to hold dear, the moments where my two enjoyed something together.
And so just like that the Siblings project for 2014 is complete.
One whole year, twelve monthly photos of my favourite little people together.
It went by in a flash.
I can't tell you the pride I feel when I look at the photos all together; see how my children have grown, how they relationship has changed and their bond has strengthened over this year. And it makes me so excited for 2015... because yes, Siblings will be back in 2015. I couldn't stop taking these regular little snapshots of my two together now.
I really had no idea how many people would embrace Siblings when it started in January, but every month it's like a little bit of sunshine, popping around to see all the photos of lovely sibling togetherness. It really makes me smile, and I'm so glad that other people are enjoying snapping their children together as much as I am.
And if you've even for a second thought about joining in with us, then it's never too late. And January is the lovely clean slate to start on. And if that doesn't convince you, maybe this will... because if I wasn't already doing it, then I'm pretty sure it would convince me.
Don't forget to stop by and see the cohosts in the linky, but you should definitely go and check out Katie's at Mummy Daddy Me. And if you visit it her, she'll send you on to someone else and you can travel around in a little circle visiting all the cohosts. We are all so proud to have reached the year marker, so do go and say hi.