MY SISTERS AND THEIR BROTHER IN APRIL/MAY 2017

First up before I start this post I have a confession to make. I missed my last month’s ‘siblings’ photos. We were in the USA at the time, on our epic California Road Trip, and I just forgot. However I am back and raring to go this month. And without the risk of sounding like a broken record, it’s been another incredibly quick month that seems to have passed us by in a flash. Last time I wrote a post about my three, I was willing time to slow down as I didn’t want our baby boy to hit that rather momentous one year milestone, that has been and gone and he is nearly thirteen months now.

As a unit, with each month that passes they seem to get that little bit closer. The girls are already as thick as thieves and of course have been for a long time. But it seems our little boy is on a mission to catch up with them. As he grows older and more interactive their bond seems to strengthen. In my last post I wrote about how LL was incredibly cute with him, that is still the case, but Mads has really come into her own with him over the last few weeks. She is obsessed with carting him about everywhere, she chats to him and constantly plays with him- it is really sweet to watch. She has recently taught him to clap, and both him and her look so proud every time he does it. She’s just a perfect little mother figure to him and it makes me smile every time I see them together. When either of them are playing with him or cuddling him I make sure I stop what I am doing for a few seconds to watch- I want to make sure that I store up all these little moments in my memory. When we decided to have another baby if we were lucky enough, these are the moments that I wished for and looked forward to, and I sometimes can’t quite believe we are experiencing them.

We are all on the cusp of some big changes here with LL off to school in September. Luckily she got into the school Mads is at which we are all thrilled about. I was pretty sure she would do because of course you go higher up the pecking order when you have a sibling at the school, but because we are out of catchment there was still a small part of me that was worried. But luckily she will be joining her big sister at her lovely little school. I can’t quite believe that we are at that stage already, that two out of three of my babies will be going to school. Mads made me laugh the other day as she was lying down cuddling her little brother and she worked out that when she is in Year Six and her final year of primary school, he will be entering reception. At her school they have a buddy system, where someone from Year Six is responsible for looking after a designated Reception child for the whole year, but most specifically for the first term. She was joking about how if she got to be his buddy that they would cause trouble. It made me smile as I have no doubt that they will all be causing us lots of trouble over the years.

My photos this month were taken last weekend when we headed to The Ickworth Hotel for a lovely weekend away. It really is SO hard to get a photo where all three of them are looking at the camera, let alone smiling, but I love these all the same. Our baby boy is impossible to take photos of at the moment, he will literally look anywhere except at the camera and he is always just crawling off.

As these three are growing and changing it is definitely becoming a little crazy having three of them, three little human’s with three very different personalities and who fill our house with noise and chaos, and who make life incredibly hectic. But I genuinely wouldn’t change it for anything…

Head over to check out what LucyAmberCarieKeri-AnneDonna and Natalie and their lovely siblings have been up to this month.



9 Comments

  • What a thought that Mads will be in her last year of primary school when her brother joins her!!! I love that photo of them on the steps, they all have the same expression and you can tell they are part of a set. Beautiful photos x

  • Jenny says:

    Oh I love these gorgeous photos babes…. I love the candid shots though it’s nice not having them all three look directly at the camera and shows them in their own elements amongst each other it’s precious. Those outfits girl i swear you need to be a kids fashion stylist or adults for that matter. lol That last one is a fab one with you and the kiddos. You can really start to tell all three are siblings now that little man is growing up so fast. WOW You have a gorgeous family. #siblingsproject

  • Janine Dolan says:

    Incredible photos Katie.I always love watching your videos. Girls are having such a great time with their brother. #siblingsproject

  • Carie says:

    Oh I remember the days of babies crawling out of shot – now he sprints!! I’m so pleased LL got the same school as Mads, as much for logistics as anything else, and how cute will it be to have Mads as buddy for her baby brother a few more years down the line – big sisters are the best!

  • Oh I know what you mean about babies crawling off and three children being awkward to photograph! That takes me back to last summer. I promise it does get easier, Ernie is 17 months now and more likely to have a little pose for Mummy these days haha! Wren is definately starting to look like he’s catching the girls up. They’ll be running rings around you together before you know it 😉 xx

  • Lovely snaps Katie, and it’s always a relief when a sibling gets the same school, even if you’re pretty sure it will happen, you just want the certainty! x

  • Love the window seat I always dreamed about having one of these at home, gorgeous pictures of your three x

  • Lovely photos as usual Katie. Your children always look so happy in each other’s company. #siblingsproject

  • It is always a worry isn’t it? Lils got in because Gracie gives sibling priority and just as well as people in our road with no siblings didn’t get in!! Nightmare!! Gorgeous photos x #siblingsproject

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