the siblings project {april}


With two weeks off school and preschool for the Easter holidays, we've had an abundance of opportunities for taking sibling photos lately. But in much the same way that when I'm having a really really good time with friends I completely forget to take a single photograph to remember the moment, my camera has spent much of the holidays abandoned. I just didn't think to pick up the camera to capture one of the many lovely moments these three have shares, because it's been nice to just enjoy watching them. With a baby sister on the cusp of being able to play and join in more, it feels like they are at a bit of turning point as a trio. 


They simply adore one another and love being able to do things together. The excitement levels (and accompanying volume levels) go sky high when they are doing something as a three. And the loveliest thing about school holidays - aside from the slower pace of life and not having to clock watch - is that there is so much more time for them to have fun together.


Both the girls idolise their big brother and look up to him as some kind of hilarious, genius character that they want to be just like and also be best friends with. And he definitely likes being the eldest one who gets to look out for the younger ones and play the protective big brother thing. It's just the cutest thing watching them in action. 

So I decided in the end to grab our photos for The Siblings Project at a time when the team of three thing seems to be at it's best; story time. My big boy proudly reading to his sisters, and them hanging on his every word. 


I love the tangle of legs and feet on the sofa. I love how they are just so connected and so comfortable. I love their matching blonde heads. Three little bookworms.

Seeing them together I see so clearly their similarities but also their differences, I suppose because no one on earth can know those quite like I do. Different pairings within the three share different things, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love that I can look at them and see that they are brother and sister, that they are a set, that they 'go together'. But I love how different they each are in their own ways too, and how those differences fit together but make them each their own unique person.


And because I know that no one will believe for a second that my three children are always the adorable, quiet and angelic creatures they were during their story. Here is a photo taken second later, when I tried to get a "nice smiley one"... life is never boring with this crazy bunch!


Do pop by my cohosts Katie, Carie, Keri-AnneAmber and Annie too to see what they've been up too. And link up your posts in the linky at the bottom, I can't wait to see all your photos.

And don't forget that The Siblings Project is also on Instagram, so do go over to @siblings_project_ and give us a follow. Add #siblingsproject to your photos and then we'll be sharing some of our favourites. And it can be any sibling photos, not just the ones you link up for The Siblings Project blog post. We already have quite a gorgeous collection of sibling moments on show.

The Me and Mine Project

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  1. Aww bless! They do look chocolate box adorable having a little story time but it's the outtake that made me giggle - possibly because it's so very familiar to my attempts to take pictures of my three!! I remember watching Pip get to an age where he started to 'count' in the girls' eyes and it's so much fun to see that leap forward in the relationship and the first signs of a trio - enjoy!!

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    1. Hahaha, I do always love an outtake, and couldn't resist the juxtaposition between the reading ones and the attempted posed one. x

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  2. Oh, I do love a snuggled up and reading shot, so sweet. And I love that last one! x

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    1. I know, I love how sweet they look cuddled up together, and the last one just makes me giggle. x

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  3. I think the last one might be my favourite, I love the cheekiness shining through and their gorgeous matching hair xx

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  4. Gorgeous photos; such a lovely moment to capture.

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    1. Thanks lovely. A really simple kind of moment, I'm glad I captured it. x

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  5. Gorgeous photos - love the way your beautiful boy is reading to his little sisters and the way they are all snuggled up on the sofa together. Your beautiful little lady is getting so big and looks so much like her big sister. So lovely to see them really enjoying being a little trio together. Thanks for hosting #siblingsproject :-)

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    1. He really is the proudest big brother ever; he'd do anything for either of them and they are so lucky to have him. x

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  6. Gorgeous photos, they are definitely a set. I had a big brother and it's fab having someone protecting over you. Your girls are lucky he enjoys it too. X

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    1. They are so lucky! And I always wanted a big brother, so I'm going to make sure they know how lucky they are to always have him to look out for them. x

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  7. They look so sweet together and lovely how your boy is reading to them.

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    1. Thank-you, he's such a little bookworm and loves having such a willing audience. x

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  8. Such gorgeous pictures Lucy... Storytime! Why didn't I think of that?! Mine were disastrous this month! But I suppose not an unrealistic representation of life with three! Storytime!!! That's it! Thanks as always for hosting lovely lady!

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    1. I think sometimes the slightly more disastrous ones have more of a story and end up being more memorable. There is beauty in the chaos of three... although sometimes you do have to look quite hard for it. x

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  9. These are such lovely photos. They are absolutely adorable, all three of them! xx

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    1. Thanks Alex, I'm really pleased with them. x

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  10. Oh look at them, i absolutely love these photos Lucy - they're all looking so alike! xxx

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    1. Thanks Vikki. I actually love how alike they are; my brother don't even look related and never really have, and I would have quite liked that idea that we looked like we belonged... if that makes sense. x

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  11. Oh such lovely photos Lucy! I love how they are all matching... but how do you keep them all so clean?! Mine are always covered in something or other! Haha! xx

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    1. Hahaha. To be fair, they are pretty clean as kids go... I think the borderline OCD clean-freak-husband has trained them that way. x

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  12. Such lovely photos! How sweet that your son will read to his sisters! x

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    1. Thank-you. He loves reading to them, its so cute to watch. x

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  13. I love story time and find the girls all enjoy listening to each other. Even Daisy takes a turn reading from memory and describing the pictures! So cute. Your little ones are all just gorgeous xx

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    1. It's lovely isn't it? I always love seeing kids enjoy books, but its even sweeter when they enjoy them together. x

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  14. Ah look at your beautiful children. I literally can't believe how much your little one has grown, time goes so quickly doesn't it? I love the school holidays and was so sad to see my big two go back this week. Beautiful Boy looks and sounds like the best big brother ever! Bless him for reading to his sisters. Gorgeous pictures as always xx

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    1. She is growing up fast... they gap already looks smaller between her and the big two than it did a couple of months back. They'll be partners in crime in no time. x

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  15. Snuggled up on the sofa is just the best, I do love watching my guys like this. Especially when I walk into the playroom and find them all under blankets, snuggled up together :) Such beautiful photos Lucy xx

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    1. You can't beat a sofa snuggle, can you? Especially a sofa snuggle between siblings. x

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  16. So beautiful!! They look so happy in each other's company. I love your girls snuggling up to their big brother. And your little one is looking more and more like her big sister!! xx

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    1. They really are happiest when they are together... I'm so glad that that shows in the photo too. x

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  17. That's absolutely me. When I'm having fun I rarely take a single picture!! I always joke that I'm a rubbish blogger... my pics are usually last minute because I'm usually so much in the moment that I forget to take pics! Lovely pics though — as I said to Katie about hers, this month, very often these are the ones that we'll treasure the most because they offer a glimpse of real life x

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    1. Hahaha, I'm glad it's not just me that gets too in the moment to be a good blogger at times. And I agree, it's lovely and also important to capture those simple, real life moments. x

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  18. I adore his face in these photos, he really does look so chuffed. Bless him reading to them both too. I always wanted a big brother to look after me, such a special bond. x

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    1. Me too, he looks like a properly proud big brother, doesn't he? x

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  19. This is probably one of my favourite sets of your photos, they are so sweet and cosy. x

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    1. Thank-you. I love them too. It's so nice when such a simple photo turns out so cute. x

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  20. Awww, they are looking so alike this month! Such beautiful children you have :) I know exactly what you mean, I ended up vlogging throughout our easter holidays but kept forgetting to when we were out and about as we were just so busy and having a lovely time. I then remembered to video, and forgot to take any photos! We have rarely any from our 2 weeks off... whoops! Oh well, trying not to be so hard on myself!! x

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    1. Aren't they? I love how alike they are; different but definitely related. And I think we are entitled to a little break to just enjoy being in the moment with our families once in a while. x

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  21. Wonderful. And so encouraging as we head towards having three. I'm so intrigued to see how our dynamic changes.

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    1. You will love three... I absolutely adore it! It's changed the dynamics in some ways, but the bond between my big two remains the same, which I'm glad about. You just get to watch even more love grow between your children. x

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  22. Aww these are gorgeous photos. Looks like the girls are really enjoying their story from their big bro. x

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    1. Thanks Laura, they were loving their story... but then it was The Very Hungry Caterpillar which is always a crowd pleaser! x

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  23. Holidays are great aren't they, more time to relax and play together but also more time for them to argue too! Love the picture of them all snuggled up together, with their matching bright yellows, so cool! xJulia @ Rainbeaubelle

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    1. Yes, there was a good dose of more arguing too. But it was worth it for all the lovely fun together time. And I love the pop of yellow too, yellow always makes me smile. x

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  24. Gorgeous photos! Love the one with them reading x

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    1. Thanks Emma. Some of my favourites of the three of them I think. x

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  25. They are all just so cute and seem to get along so well. I really identify with their bond because at their age my sibling group was the same- a boy and then two girls (my second sister follow on a bit later...) my older brother followed by me who was only 16 months younger, followed by my sister who was 2.5 years younger than me, so very similar I guess. We all got on so well and used to idolise our brother- that never stopped. They are just the perfect photos of your little trio xx

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    1. Awwww, yes thats very similar to our set up, only the gaps between mine are slightly bigger; 19 months between the first two and three years between the second two. The dynamics between them fascinates me, and now I know who to talk to when they are puzzling me! x

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  26. Absolutely adorable, love how your youngest seems to be really taken with whats going on around. x

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    1. Hahaha, I know... one of the first things I noticed was how she was really looking at that book; such a big girl. x

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  27. Look at BB taking proud owner of the leader big brother of his sisters. SO SO ADORABLE. These are truly precious Lucy. You can tell how close they will be growing up together and long into their adulthood. The silly faces are brilliant too! Life is dull if we don't have laughter and these three look like they know how to live a happy one. I love it. Gorgeous!!! Thanks for hosting. I am a day or two late with mine ooops. xoxo

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    1. He looks so proud in these photos doesn't he? I love it! x

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  28. It's lovely to see the strong bond they share - a bond that will continue to grow. So precious!

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  29. You can see just how wonderfully close they all are, so lovely to have a bond like that.

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  30. What an adorable little trio- such lovely little ones! x

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  31. These are such lovely Photo's and you can really see how relaxed and happy they are in each others company xx

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  32. I love this! and loving their colour co-ordination! That last photo is adorable! it really is amazing to watch their relationships grow, blossom each day. and how they bounce off of one another with their likes and differences, quirks and all. xx

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