My Sisters in June 2015…..

As I sit writing this post it’s Sunday afternoon and I am sat in a hotel room in Wembley. I have been away the last two nights for the Blogtacular conference and now I have moved hotels and have an extra night away as I have a work related conference all day tomorrow as well. I haven’t been with my babies since Friday morning and as I am putting this post together and looking at my photos it is making me miss them desperately.

I am not the type of person who can’t be away from the girls. I miss them when I go away, of course I do, but I think some time apart is healthy for all of us. The most I have been away with them is four nights when I went on a press trip to Greece and by the end of it I cried because I missed them so much, but usually it’s because I am with friends or doing work things so I am busy and the time goes quickly. Today however I have pretty much a whole day and night to myself before the conference starts tomorrow and therefore I am literally finding myself pining for them- I seriously can’t wait to get home to them and looking at these photos doesn’t really help.

Over the last month or so LL’s speech has just exploded. This has opened up a whole new relationship for them both, one of discovery and new interactions. Sharing a room has bought them even closer as well and we love to stand on the stairs and listen to them chattering away together. The other night we heard them telling each other the same knock knock joke for half an hour to each other. Mads would say ‘Knock Knock’, LL would say ‘Whose There?’ to which her big sister replied ‘The interrupting cow’. LL would say ‘The interrupting cow who?’ while Mads cut her off and shouted ‘Moo’. (It’s from the film Home in case you haven’t seen it!) They would then repeat the process again and again with LL then being the person delivering the punch line and vice versa, before both of them giggling each and every time. It really is just so sweet to hear their funny little conversations.

They really are the closest of girls and have a bond so strong, it blows us away a lot of the time. They have to be near each other constantly, when they are sat on our big sofa with more than enough room to sit and spread out, they get so close to each other that they are practically on each other’s laps. Mads will play with her little sister’s ear and snuggle into her. Although she is the older one, she is still very much the driving force behind their affection, she is the more cuddly of the two. But you can also tell how much LL adores her big sister and looks up to her too. However as with any sibling relationship we have arguments, nearly all of them are to do with sharing, mainly with sharing the iPad in actual fact. Mads again is pretty laid back and will often give LL the iPad for an easy life but LL is a lot less tolerant, and often has little strops to try and get her own way. We have had a few occasions recently where LL has lashed out at her, trying to push her or grab it from her. This is all new to us as Mads never once did the whole hitting, pushing, or biting thing like a lot of children did. I do wonder whether it’s because LL has been at nursery since a year old and has to defend herself or assert herself to get toys, whereas Mads didn’t go to nursery until she was three. Having said that I’ve never seen her do it to another child or had nursery tell me any stories, so maybe it’s just typical sibling squabbles!

These photos were taken at the very last minute. On Thursday evening having realised that I was going to London the next day, I had to rush and take some before I went. The weather was nice and warm so we decided to go for a yet another evening picnic after the girls had finished nursery. It was lovely and I just took a few photos while they were eating. Nothing particularly exciting, but they will be lovely to look back on when they are older…

evening picnic june15 b

evening picnic june15 a

evening picnic june15 c

evening picnic june15 d

evening picnic june15 e

evening picnic june15 g

evening picnic june15 h


This month I am sending you on to have a look at my lovely lovely friend Lucy’s ever so cute twosome to see what they have been up to this month. And keep heading through the posts and you will end up here in a circle! πŸ™‚



  • Your two remind me so much of my two girls… Best buddies most of the time, who can’t get enough of each other. But then there are the spats… We are getting more of them more recently too, and similarly, Ava is often the first to give in… Trying to figure out how we teach Heidi to be generous too. Parenting is tough, and I’m always questioning myself, but these kind of moments, the ones you’ve captured above, really do make it all worthwhile. Gorgeous girlies.xx

  • Alison Perry says:

    It’s clear how strong their bond is – and HOW cute telling that knock knock joke over and over. I love listening to, or watching G, without her knowing. Often when I pick her up from pre-school, I like to hang back and watch her play before she realises I’m there. You get to see such an amazing side to them. Lovely post. And you can really see the similarity between the two girls in your second to last photo!

  • Lauren says:

    Katie these are beautiful. Your girls really do look like they have so much fun together. Ll’s hair looks so pretty like that too xx

  • Oh that photograph of them leaning in to look at something together is just gorgeous! Sadly I’ve never been able to say that my two have a ‘close’ relationship. Although they are 18 months apart, they’ve pretty much been at logger heads since the day the younger one could talk! I feel sad whenever I look at photographs like these. Look what they could have had πŸ™ x

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      Thanks Suzanne. Oh I am sorry to hear that yours aren’t close. Maybe they will be as adults. That would be lovely. x

  • Jodie says:

    Whenever I look at your photos I dream about how I wish for my three to be. But my older two are really struggling to find a loving bond with each other.

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      Oh I hope they get closer as they grow older. It is hard sometimes, I know I am really lucky that mine are close. x

  • Awwwww so sweet. I love that they sat and told each other that joke and laughed every single time, so cute. Your girls always make me so excited for Paige and Parker to grow up. Lovely pictures as always. LL is looking very grown up and more of a little girl than a toddler x

  • Such little cuties, these photos are adorable; a simple little moment but so sweet.
    I love how there are so many similarities to the relationship between your two and my two, and so many differences at the same time. I think it’s because Mads and BG are so alike in temperament, but the opposite place in the pecking order, it’s like I flit between thinking “That sounds so like mine” or “Mine are totally the opposite”. So while BB tends to be more tolerant like Mads is (maybe thats a big sibling thing), BG is the more cuddly one of the pair who instigates a lot of the affection.

  • Keri-Anne says:

    Oh Katie, these are beautiful! LL looks so different with her hair up and Mads looks just like you in that last photo πŸ™‚ Love them so much x

  • Ever so cute! I never had a close bond with my brother as kids, but I hope baby no. 2 and Munch are super close like your pair. It’s adorable to see x

  • Aaah considering these are last minute shots β€” they are really beautiful! The backlight is lovely. Your girls are starting to look closer in age now; LL is losing her ‘babyness’, just like my boys. Can’t believe half a year has passed already! #Siblings

    Caro |

  • Tinuke says:

    What gorgeous photographs. I love the halo from the sunlight around both girls.
    I still find it hard being away from my daughter past a couple of days, I can imagine how you must have felt by the end of your press trip!

  • Aah such beautiful little ladies and I know I say it all the time, but I just love the lighting of your photographs πŸ™‚ My new camera lens arrived today so hoping to have a play and improve my own snaps! Hope you had a great weekend, and I really hope I get to see you at some point on Friday if you’re still hanging around near Britmums xx

  • LauraCYMFT says:

    These are lovely photos. Love the light in them. It’s so wonderful so see their relationship growing especially as the younger one meets new milestones that open up a whole new world for them both. x

  • Jenny says:

    Oh Katie melt my heart they are adorable, so close and love their matching but not matching outfits. WOW LL is really growing up so fast. They both are so beautiful. What lovely sisters to have each other. (I will be so late on my siblings post oops) but stopping by to gush over yours this month!

  • Mammasaurus says:

    Loving the light behind them in these – happy days πŸ™‚

  • Alex Gladwin says:

    They both look so adorable and so grown up in these photos! It’s lovely to hear that LL’s speech has come on, how old is she now? We’re hoping Ethan’s will very soon just explode too! xx

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      She’s 28 months now and it’s just literally exploded in the last month or so- I am sure Ethan’s will come on really soon. x

  • Carie says:

    Oh wow when did LL get so grown up! They’re both absolutely adorable and these pictures are gorgeous. With my girls it’s Elma who can be the more physical when she wants her own way, she’s been known to try a bite where Kitty never did and with ours I don’t think it can be a nursery thing, they both started nursery at around 9 months and Kit has been going ever since while Elma came home full time after Christmas. I think with my two it’s just Elma being efficient when she can see that she’s much smaller than her sister – hopefully time will phase that one out!!

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      Far too grown up. And it’s funny isn’t it how different they can be isn’t it? Maybe it’s a younger sister thing for sure. x

  • They are looking so similar now aren’t they? I mean you could always see they were sisters of course but really similar now. Gorgeous photos xxx

  • Beautiful photos and special relaxed time together. Happy you are at home again. Enjoy the week! Thank you for sharing about your sweet girls.

  • Mary says:

    A beautiful bond and gorgeous pics (even if they are last minute) I always miss the kids too when were apart, all be it not very often, but I deffs agree that it does everyone a world of good to have a little break now and then. I like to miss my kids and it makes me a better mother when I return to be with them.

    Sounds like an exciting weekend x

  • Harriet says:

    Ohhh I know exactly what you mean with missing your little ones. I had to leave my daughter for a matter of 6-7 hours on saturday and by the time she arrived I was beside myself. Normally I’m fine, but she’s only 4 months old and I was so stressed leaving her for the first time. She’s coming with me to Britmums this weekend though! Thanks for sharing, at least it’s not just me who pines! H x

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      Aw well I hope you have a great time at Brit Mums- I remember taking my littlest there two years ago, we had a lovely time together. x

  • Love these Katie, they are adorable. I love the lighting too, completely stunning. we’ve had (and still have those) moments of lashing out, I think its where the age is similar but still different, developmentally.. They soon sort it out though and are back to snuggling on the sofa! x

  • Jemma says:

    So cute gorgeous photos. Thanks for hosting #TheOrdinaryMoments

  • Your blog could just be photos from that meadow where you have your picnics and I will still come and look at it all the time, your girls just look so beautiful sat there. I love hearing about their bond, I have been reading about how close they are and desperately hoping for that with mine and finally it is starting to happen. I think now the twins are getting older Lucas finds it easier to interact with them and all of a sudden he will hug them or tell them he loves them, he shares his treats with them and it is the sweetest thing. I love that they kept telling each other the Knock Knock joke, so cute! xx

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      Ah thanks Hayley, it really was a beautiful setting. I am so pleased to hear that your little people are starting to get closer. Long may it continue. x

  • Wow how grown up do they look all of a sudden? Love these photos, the lighting is amazing x

  • So cute and adorable. What lovely photographs and such gorgeous dresses. Hope you got plenty of cuddles and kisses when you got home – that’s the BEST bit isn’t it? Jess xxx

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      Thanks lovely, I love these photos. And yes I had lots of cuddles and kisses- they are definitely the best bit. x

  • Honest Mum says:

    Such stunning pictures of your little beauties, being away can be hard, I go abroad with my Mum next week for 4 nights and I’m missing them already! x

  • Donna says:

    Your girls make me long for a sister for LP, they always just look so close, so cuddly and just so lovely! They have something so beautiful x

  • Stunning pictures, their gorgeous bond is so obvious in your pictures and I can never get over how grown up LL looks xx

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