the siblings project {april 2018}

I get to sit and write this month's The Siblings Project post at the end of a two weeks with this little trio getting to hang out together every single day. It hasn't been all plain sailing of course, I'd be lying if I said there haven't been squabbles to sort out, but mostly it's been pretty blissful and it's been lovely watching them with their heads together over a box of lego, or snuggled together under a blanket watch a movie. 

I feel so aware all of a sudden that their lives as a little three is now on borrowed time, and all being well, they'll have a new sibling to show off by next month's post...! So it's been nice for them to have this time together, and for me to sit back and watch them; to feel proud of the little family that we have made, and look ahead to the changes in the future. 


the me + mine project {march 2018}

Rich is loving
* a fun work trip to Switzerland.
* playing Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle with Dylan.
* eating chocolate hot cross buns. 
* finishing Stranger Things on Netflix.
* getting the garden ready for summer. 

Lucy is loving
* washing tiny baby clothes. 
* having Mother's Day afternoon tea at school with Dylan and Everly. 
* cuddly time on the sofa watching Moana with Quinn. 
* mac n cheese. 
* baby wriggles. 

Dylan is loving
* the school reading challenge. 
* playing out in the garden. 
* feeling the baby get hiccups. 
* watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory after finishing the book.
* talking about, playing and generally obsession about anything Super Mario.

Everly is loving
* singing songs from The Greatest Showman. 
* seeing The Greatest Showman at the cinema. 
* practising her reading. 
* playing shops with Quinn. 
* weekend sleepovers. 

Quinn is loving
* watching Moana. 
* helping Mummy with the washing. 
* having her hair blowdried. 
* taking Kit everywhere she goes. 
* wearing her wellies. 


the siblings project {march 2018}

After the excitement and together time of last month, March has been so much quieter in comparison.   The slower pace has been lovely actually. And the colder weather (hello Spring, are you ever coming?) has meant a lot of time hibernating together at home. 

I can't get enough of watching these three play together these days. They are all at such lovely ages that they can enjoy things together as a unit, and while I often do have to step in and break up the odd fall out, and the volume often goes through the roof; its so lovely to see them truly enjoying one another as friends. I think all parents hope that when they give their child a sibling, they are giving them a friend for life, but of course it's never a guarantee. And it's just lovely getting to see that little dream come true as I watch my little trio.

I've had all sorts of issues with the linky this month, and I cannot get it to play ball; so please just tag me in your posts on Instagram and Twitter, as I can't wait to see. 

The Siblings Project - Dear Beautiful


the me + mine project {february 2018}

Rich is loving
* spicy guacamole at Claw BBQ.
* teaching Dylan how to swim.
* Brunch, pool and beach with family on the Palm.
* Seeing Dinosaurs in Oxford
* Quinny learning to tell me off!

Lucy is loving
* beautiful sunny days at the beach in Dubai.
* indulging my burger cravings on holiday.
* getting the crochet bug back and making things for the baby.
* seeing Everly’s reading coming on so quickly.
* colourful street art.

Dylan is loving
* reading Harry Potter.
* learning to swim.
* going to the Dubai Aquarium.
* sewing dinosaur skeletons in Oxford.
* being SEVEN!

Everly is loving
* collecting shells at Kite Beach.
* eating chocolate ice cream with marshmallows.
* having croissants for breakfast.
* reading, reading and more reading.
* visiting La Mer.

Quinn is loving
* going “splash splosh” in the swimming pool on holiday.
* being at the beach.
* eating grapes and bananas.
* a whole week with Daddy, Dylan and Everly off of work and school.
* cuddling the baby in Mummy’s tummy.


the siblings project {february 2018}

I have always said it, but there is something about getting away from normal life that seems to really bring my children together. They never seem like more of a unit than when they are on holiday and are exploring new things together.

And if you don’t follow me on Instagram, then you may not know, but we are currently away in Dubai enjoying a whole ton of sibling togetherness on our last little babymoon as a family of five. It’s been so lovely to watch them all playing and bonding with all the time in the world, uninterrupted by school and clubs and all the things that normally get in the way.

Don’t get me wrong, there has been jet lag and busy day fuelled tiredness, and arguments a-plenty as a result. But it’s just so lovely to all have the time to sit back and just enjoy that together time; for them to be the tight little tribe they are, and for Rich and I to get the time to watch it.


the me + mine project {january 2018}

Rich is loving
* finishing Quinn's bedroom. 
* watching Vikings.
* eating tacos. 
* listening to new podcasts.
* trampolining. 

Lucy is loving
* doing crochet again.
* quiet weekends at home.
* getting to enjoy Harry Potter all over again with Dylan. 
* starting to buy bits for the baby. 
* how much Quinn's talking has exploded this past month. 

Dylan is loving
* reading Harry Potter.
* reading Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. 
* playing Nintendo Switch. 
* going to his best friend's birthday party. 
* his tennis club. 

Everly is loving
* reading her school books. 
* Lush bubble bars. 
* playing with her lego. 
* having a wobbly tooth. 

Quinn is loving
* helping Mummy sort the washing. 
* eating... all day long if she could. 
* stealing Daddy's mini eggs. 
* playing with playdoh. 
* her hat (she won't leave the house without it!). 


the siblings project {january 2018}

It's January, and the start of another year of monthly sibling photos of this little crew. This little crew who will grow in so many ways this year; in age, in height, and in number.

I absolutely love taking and sharing these photos every single month; documenting the bond between these three and how their relationships grow and change. And it's always exciting to be starting a new year, a new collection of photos lies ahead, and I can't wait to see where it takes us. But there is something ridiculously exciting about knowing that this line up is due a big change later in the year. It makes these photos - and the ones over the next few months - all the more precious, as they record the last days of a three that will become four. 

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