the siblings project {april}


April so far has been ALL about sibling time. Between our holiday to Dubai (oh yes, we went to Dubai for those who don't follow on Instagram) and then a second half of the Easter holiday spent stuck at home in chicken pox confinement, these three have been thoroughly in one another's pockets. And I am pleased to report that on the most part, it's been lovely. I always feel like my kids pull closer together when they are off adventuring, as they discover new things together; and that was certainly the case on holiday. They seem to connect some how, and want to share the experiences they have with each other. There have been moments of course; jet lag and hot temperatures and then being stuck at home with spots can stretch even the coolest temperaments a little thin at times. But I think that when we are back to the normality of school next week they will all miss each other a lot.

Dylan and Everly remain as close as ever. They'd do everything together if they could. And being away on holiday has given them so much opportunity to indulge in just that. They absolutely loved sharing a room in our hotel, and getting to go back to their bedtime and morning chats together which they've missed so much since we moved (which meant we were back to square one with them missing each other at bedtime once we got home). But I'll never be anything but happy to hear how they miss each other each evening. Plus school holidays have meant later bedtimes, and longer times to sit and chat together before I send them to their own beds for lights out. I'm sure that little bit of time snuggled in a bed together reading books and chatting away is their favourite time of day. Which I will be sure to remind them of when they are teenagers and can hardly bear to be in the same room.


Everly and Quinn's relationship is so fun to watch. They seem to be drawn to one another as they play, but they also seem to really irritate each other too. It kind of feels like a whole new thing for me, because Dylan and Everly has always got along so well. But both these girls will already do things simply because they know it annoys the other, and they can both get a little feisty when they are together, in a way that neither ever does with Dylan. Something tells me that these two will have something of a love-hate relationship as they grow. They love to be together, and are so similar, but also so very different, and so good at pushing the other's buttons. I'm guessing that's maybe just part of the sisters dynamic... but having grown up with a brother, this whole sisters thing is all new to me.

Dylan and Quinn... well... it's simply a love thing. He dotes. She idolises. It's funny, before she was born I wasn't convinced that these two would have that much of a bond, with their larger age gap and the fact he's off at school so much. But I was wrong. Dylan is the one who instigates bringing Quinn into the games he's playing with Everly. And he is so fiercely protective of her when she's upset, and so proud of her when she does something new. In turn she simply looks at him with gooey eyes like he's the best thing since sliced bread.


So that was our month, of adventures and of being stuck at home. A tale of two halves (one being far more photogenic than the other!) I can't wait to see what you all have to share this month, and make sure you pop by my cohosts (Amber, Carie, Donna, Katie, Keri-Anne and Natalie) to see what they've been up to this month too.

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15 comments

  1. I loved following your adventures on IG it looks like you had an amazing time. I have a brother who is 4 years older and he looked after me and was the perfect big brother, just like Dylan. Quinn is lucky to have him x

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  2. It's the loveliest thing about the Easter holidays isn't it, bringing them all back together to being a trio when they've had to spend all that time heading off in different directions in term time. Your Easter holidays sound amazing - and I'm very envious of the sunshine in Dubai!

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  3. Oh how amazing to have been to Dubai together. Lovely photos and I hope the chicken pox has passed and everyone is feeling better. Thanks for hosting x

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  4. Ah Lucy, these are lovely photos of them and your trip looked fantastic. I love how close they all seem. It must be so lovely for you to watch. xx

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  5. Oh Lucy this is lovely. I love reading about the relationship between your two. These are fantastic. I can't wait to read about all your recent adventures. I love that Ashlyn has such a great bond too with Dylan. I always wonder if I had a third would he/she be as close to B and MM because of the age gap. Good to know it's possible. Sisters aren't they always love hate relationship my sister and I are just like this. So close and yet know how to push each other's buttons for sure every time growing up. Gorgeous photos. Thanks for hosting.

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  6. Dubai looks amazing, I hope you all had a great time. Boo for chicken pox though x

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  7. Oh I'm more than a little envious of your trip to Dubai! I feel like we've spent Easter in each other's pockets too.

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  8. Gorgeous photos and sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Eeek to chicken pox, Amelie has had it and I'm really not looking forward to when Evie gets it! Thanks for hosting. X

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  9. What an amazing April your Siblings have had, I have loved sharing their journey on Insta and also you and your sibling, you should have included a pic of the 2 of you too xx

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  10. Beautiful photos of your trio. Glad you had a lovely holiday but boo to chicken pox. Hope they are all recovering now. So interesting to read about the different sibling dynamics between each pair. My girls will deliberately push each other's buttons too but they have a lovely close bond as well. We're back to school this week too. I'm feeling quite sad at the thought of getting back to school day routines but I'm sure we'll all settle back as normal within a day or so. Thanks for hosting #siblingsproject

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  11. It made me smile the different relationships and dynamics, I'm the youngest of three and me and the middle definitely had (and have!) the same sort of relationship as Everly and Quinny! X

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  12. I thank you every month I join in with this linky; such a great way to keep the family memories alive even when there isn't time for proper long posts! Thank you. Glad Dubai was fun :)

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  13. Aw, so lovely to read about their relationships and how diverse they are. I'm sure as they grow the sisters will create an amazing bond and hopefully be the best of friends x

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  14. Those dresses are so lovely - perfect colours for your blog! So lovely to hear that despite Dylan being at school that relationship is still there. Thank you for hosting Lucy xx

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  15. Love the coordination! Such gorgeous pictures #Siblings

    PS: I can't link up for some reason, it won't let me.

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