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-Anne, Amber 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.