MY SISTERS AND THEIR BROTHER IN DECEMBER 2016

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I cannot quite comprehend that it is December and my final Siblings post of the year. I started January 2016 with two little girls and a bump and I have ended the year with a beautiful happy baby boy. I couldn’t quite feel any luckier for that and it still feels surreal to me that he is here and nearly eight months old, yet at the same time I couldn’t even fathom life without him now. I simultaneously look forward to different things happening in the future, yet curse time for going so god damn quickly. I wish I could slow it down and breathe every single second of his baby days in. This has been the fastest year of my life by far.

It’s been ever so quiet in these blog parts at the moment. December has inadvertently become dominated by vlogmas. If you are a blogger you will no doubt know what vlogmas is, but if you aren’t it is basically where you film a video a day over on You Tube until Christmas Day. I genuinely am absolutely loving filming our every day life, it is a lot of fun, but at the same time it is literally taking over my life as every evening I have to edit that days video. As such I feel I have neglected my little space here, my big camera is collecting dust and I miss taking photos, although I did tell myself I would slow down for most of December (bar brand posts which are busiest in December) and also have a complete break from blogging over christmas and new year.

However I did manage to take a few photos with my big camera while we were at The Grove Hotel over the weekend. I will have a full post on The Grove coming soon, but we had a lovely stay together as a family. I am really struggling to take photos of the three of them together at the moment, I don’t know if other parents with babies will agree with me. Our baby boy has only just really started sitting up in the last few weeks and while he has in the last week or so got really steady, it is still quite hard to photograph the three of them together. Firstly it is so dark indoors at the moment, where you could safely put him on the bed without worrying about him falling down, and secondly we can’t do any outdoor ones as he is now too heavy for the girls to hold safely standing up, but it is generally too wet and muddy to sit anywhere outside. We did these few photos inside right by a window but it is definitely proving harder to photograph the three of them together at the moment. I imagine it will be easier either when the weather gets nice or when our baby boy is standing, but I am in absolutely no hurry for him to grow any quicker.

These aren’t the best photos, it is also proving hard to try and get all three to either look at the camera at the same time, let alone smile and in this mini batch of photos I took there wasn’t one that really jumped out at me. But that is life with three children I guess, Jon jokes that there is always one happy, one indifferent and one in a bad mood!

Of course December brings our boy’s first christmas, Mads 6th birthday on Christmas Eve, and I am now really counting down the days until the big day. I am so looking forward to switching off and enjoying some quality time with my little family. I can’t wait to see what 2017 will bring my little trio. We started 2016 with two, but we can now safely say that three is most definitely the magic number for us.

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Head over to check out what LucyAmberCarie and Keri-Anne and their lovely siblings have been up to too.



12 Comments

  • Colette says:

    Getting three kids to look at the camera is definitely hard work! I rely heavily on burst mode at times. Amy has a tendency to show her face to the camera but then look somewhere else, it drives me mad!

  • This year really has flown by for me and I can’t believe we are nearly at the end. These are lovely photos and your baby boy is looking more and more like his daddy. Have a wonderful birthday for Mads and Christmas with your family xx

  • I have a hard time getting both of mine to stay still never mind three and yes inside photos this time of the year are tough, I’ve pretty much taken none. They look close as always though and baby boy looks just like Jon here!

  • Vlogmas is taking over my evenings too but I am loving it, Ive captured some lovely memories that would never be the same in a photo. I can’t believe that we both started off the year with bumps, albeit mine was a secret in January and here we are with our girls and our boys. Just the best isn’t it? Have a lovely Christmas with your lovely little family xxx

  • Laura says:

    They are so cute in their Christmas jumpers! x

  • Alex Gladwin says:

    Ah these are lovely. They all have such lovely eyes! xx

  • Well I hate to say it but I haven’t found it gets any easier to take photos of my three! It was easiest when Ernie was just sitting and luckily it was the summer so I could just plonk him down outside. Now he’s walking it’s so so hard to capture him, even just him on his own because he won’t stay still for one minute and just runs off! This year has definitely gone so quickly, I’m pretty sure the more children you have the quicker the time passes, it must be a thing xx

  • You may not think these are great pictures but I think they’re just perfect!

  • You do an amazing job with the photos you manage to take. I have a job on getting just two of them to look at the camera! Have a great Christmas x #siblingsproject

  • Notmyyearoff says:

    It really has flown by and I’m about to look through my blog to see what I actually did in the year. Your little man is growin up so fast and it’s amazing to see him just flourish and thrive.

  • So hard to photograph all of them isn’t it, I always have 1/4 looking away lol it’s so funny with the personalities/differences/likenesses, moods can be hard work, I need luck for the teenage years! 😉 ….I’m with you on hoping to slow it down as time is going by so quickly. 8 months already, it’s madness isn’t it. Lovely photos Katie, W is the double of LL! But I can still see little elements of M!… it’s amazing how genes work out, my 1&3 look the most alike and 2&4 do too! Xxx

  • Tanita says:

    Such beautiful photos Katie, you are a lucky mummy xx

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