Well I would never have thought in a million years that I'd be sharing photos like this for The Siblings Project in September... June maybe, July and August probably, but September? September is supposed to be Autumn. But the Summer has stuck around a while longer this year... and you won't hear me complaining. Although it did mean that my original plan for a sibling photo at the park (I was picturing some longer sleeves creeping in, maybe three little trainer clad feet, those first hints of a changing season) well all that basically went out of the window. So yes, these weren't the photos I planned at all. Yes they are in the same location as some last month's sibling photos (we do go to other places I promise!). And they were actually from a little shoot for another blog post that I'm working on (so if you like these photos keep your eyes peeled for lots more coming soon!). But the simple fact is that we popped to the seaside, the sun was shining, the sea and sky were blue, my kiddies were in matching swimwear and we were in our favourite place. And the result is that I captured these and I quite simply love them.
I also feel that a picture of little Quinny standing up between her big brother and sister is pretty apt for this month. Standing is her latest party trick, and my goodness do the other two absolutely love it when she does it. They are going to be completely beside themselves when she actually starts properly walking. They just love seeing her joining in more and becoming more and more like a little play mate to join their gang. And they are such good cheerleaders too; whooping and cheering at her independent standing and encouraging her every step of the way. I'm starting to think that my littlest one is going to walk earlier than the older two did, and I know that their encouragement will have played a big part when she does take those steps.
And I have actually just this second realised that this month marks twelve months of my little trio as a sibling set, because my littlest lady made her appearance a few days before the October edition last year. Where did that year go? This time last year we were on the cusp of such a big change and I felt so emotional and a bit scared about the changes ahead. But taking this team from a two to a three has just been the most amazing and beautiful thing to witness. The three of them so clearly adore and idolise one another in their own unique and totally heartwarming ways. I couldn't be prouder of them all, and I'm so happy that their relationships have been documented month after month with these photos and posts. So I'm going to indulge in a little trip down memory lane, just to see how far they have come....
What a difference a year makes, hey? This time last year they were two, and now it's like they've always been a three. I think I might have a little something in my eye...!
Do pop by my cohosts (Katie, Carie, Keri-Anne and Amber) and see the sibling photos and moments that they are sharing this month too. And you can link yours up at the bottom. Feel free to grab the badge for your posts. And if you're sharing your photos on instagram make sure you use #siblingsproject so that we can find them there too.