My Sisters in March 2016

I can’t believe we are finally in March, I have been counting down the days till I could say I was having a baby next month and now it is here. I am very much counting the days, minutes and hours now until our baby boy is due in April. All being well we will have one more Siblings post just my two ladies as our baby boy won’t be making an appearance until towards the end of April but I can’t believe that soon there will be another little person in the photos with them.

I am feeling very emotional at the moment about just how much our family is going to change over the next few months and the implications it will have on the girls. This has coincided with a real shift in the bond between them both recently. They have been close from day one but this month it’s almost like it has intensified even more. They truly are the best of friends and they constantly play together, cuddle up to each other and babble away together, and while of course they argue and bicker a lot, it really does seem that they are the best of friends. Mads is going through a bit of a mothering stage and always wants to pick LL up and carry her about, which is quite amusing as she’s probably not far off her weight.

At the moment I often sit and imagine what our family dynamic will be like in months and years to come. I remember being like this with LL, worrying about the what if’s and the worst case scenarios and of course from the moment she arrived she slotted in just perfectly. But I would hate for the arrival of our little boy bump to somehow stop the girls bond from developing. But likewise I would hate for him not to feel as much as a part of it when he is a bit bigger. I guess only time will tell, but I would imagine for the first few months when he is newborn and not particularly communicative, that he won’t really cause them to be any different towards each other.

This month we have allowed the girls to do two things. The first one is every Friday night we let them have a sleepover with each other. Even though they already share a bedroom with bunk beds, for some reason a sleepover is the best thing ever, so much so we have let it become a weekly tradition. They both sleep in LL’s bed, in the bottom bunk, and I often go up to check on them to find they have fallen asleep cuddling each other. The second thing is that we have invested in a Gro Clock and when the ‘sun’ comes up we let Mads go in LL’s bed until it is time to get up properly. Mr E and I wake every morning to the sound of them giggling and chatting away together. I am not sure if these are contributing factors to them becoming even closer, but something has definitely developed in terms of their bond.

The photos of them this month were taken when we took a little trip to the seaside last weekend to Norfolk. (I made a little video and lots of other photos which you can see if you click on that link) I love them, it was one of those perfectly lovely impromptu days out and I love these simple but happy snaps of them together…

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41 Comments

  • Gorgeous photos, you can’t beat a trip to the beach whatever the weather. The gap between my girls is similar to your two, but you are ahead in age and I love to read your posts about the girls bond growing. As, I can see it with my girls and I can only hope it will continue to grow and be like the bond your girls have. xx

  • It was only seeing your post this morning that made me check the date – cue panic and a dash to get my post up!
    I can remember feeling so worried about G and how her life would change with having a sibling but as you know from your girls their lives are only enhanced. I have this worry to come in the next few months but deep down I know it will be ok. You only have to look at other sibling trios to see that they are all peas in a pod. Adore that last photo xx

    • Katie Ellison says:

      Haha glad I reminded you! And yes I am sure it will all be fine and the worry will have been for nothing! x

  • Amber says:

    You got the new Tootsa Macginty…!! Eek I love it!

    These photos are so gorgeous, Katie. You’ve always been an excellent photographer but I can really see where you have grown as an artist over the past few months. They look incredible.

    • Katie Ellison says:

      Aren’t they gorgeous? My god I love Tootsa! Thank you so much for your lovely comment Amber, this made my day it really did. x

  • Beautiful photos! I am craving bright and cheerful colours in fashion and home decor at the moment. Loving the spring sunny days when they happen. Thank you for sharing the special bond that your girls have with us. We all worry about the future and changes but I am sure that your girls’ lives will be enriched and positively changed with the arrival of their Baby Brother. #TheSiblingProject

    • Katie Ellison says:

      Thanks Christina, I love bright primary colours. Roll on Spring! And thank you for your lovely comment. xx

  • Jenny says:

    OH I love these Katie this month is so lovely getting outdoors again and the beach is always a winner for some lovely captures with your two. Looks like they had a great adventure here in their coordinating outfits that are way too cute. Love how much the age gap seems to be closing in on these two and still look the best of friends as ever. Can’t wait not long and siblings will be of three!!!! So exciting.

    • Katie Ellison says:

      It’s definitely nice getting some fresh air and getting outdoors. Hurry up Spring. Thanks Jenny. xx

  • Mel says:

    Gorgeous and colourful pictures as always. Looks like a fun day out. I look forward to visiting the beach without coats and wellies though.

  • Beautiful photos, that beach looks amazing – Norfolk isn’t too far for us so id love to explore there one day! They have the best wardrobe ever, I must get my two some yellow wellies, I think they are the cutest xx

  • Alex Gladwin says:

    Gorgeous pictures of your gorgeous girls. They seem to have such a strong, close bond with each other. It’s lovely to read about and to see in your pictures. xx

  • I agree 100% here Katie, Im an emotional mess at the minute! It’s such a big change to a family isn’t it but i’m sure it’ll be fine. Your girls are going to love having a little brother to dote on. I remember each time feeling so overwhelmed but amazed at how they adapted having a new sibling. Next month is going to be a busy but magical one! Lovely photos xx

    • Katie Ellison says:

      It is a such a big change but I am sure we will both look back in a few months and wonder why on earth we were worried! xx

  • It’s lovely that your girls have such a strong bond – you can really see it in these photos, I love the last one, little people holding hands are so cute! What a fab treat to be allowed a weekly sleepover xx

  • Katie these pictures are stunning!! You really are getting better and better, I always look forward to these posts because I love seeing your pictures. I’ve been a bit slack with my siblings post this year, might see what I can pop up now. Hope you’re feeling well and that you’re not too tired xx

    • Katie Ellison says:

      Thanks Heledd, I really love these photos! I think you definitely have an excuse for being a bit slack. I hope you are feeling well too. x

  • Caroline says:

    These are gorgeous photos as always, I always admire your photography, Arthur is around 6 months younger then LL, but he NEVER wants to sit for a photo, it takes so long just to get the ones I post, and there are alot of attempts to get those! I hope you are keeping well. xx

    • Katie Ellison says:

      Thank you Caroline, I really appreciate it. The girls are really good at having their photo taken but I do wonder what our new little boy will be like when the time comes! Surely i can’t get lucky a third time?! 😉 x

  • Beautiful photos as always. It is just lovely that they are so close and I’m sure they will be just as close when baby boy arrives and also have a space for him to join! I think it’s understandable to worry about it changing though. There’s such a big gap between my two I worry but just like Mads E is going through a mothering stage and I often have to remind her to put R down! X

  • LauraCYMFT says:

    These are such gorgeous photos! And so colourful too! I think they are going to make excellent big sisters and you’ll soon have 3 in the bottom bunk for a sleepover! x

  • Carie says:

    Happy girls indeed! And if my experience is anything to go by, having a little baby brother doesn’t change their relationship it just adds an extra dimension, in the same way that you find your own heart expands to love the newest arrival just as much as his big sisters – you’re going to have a blast!

    • Katie Ellison says:

      Thanks Carie and I love hearing your words as obviously you have the exact dynamic we are going to have! xx

  • Just stunning photos and you’re little video was just an amazing watch as well. You can never beat a little afternoon at the beach! 😉 xx

  • Kirsty says:

    Beautiful pictures as always! There’s nothing like sea air and a sea soaked bottom to make you feel alive!! Great memories being made!

  • Jo says:

    This is such a lovely post, they are adorable together! When your new little one comes along I’m sure they will all get on together just as well.

  • Your girls are adorable, they look like the best buddies too. I love a trip to the beach and it doesn’t have to be summer does it? xx

  • Such gorgeous photos – their closeness is so clear in them. I love the sleepover idea, so cute to find them all snuggled up next to each other! I’m sure they’re going to just love having a little brother to look after.

  • Annie says:

    Oh my Katie, not long to go now!
    I remember when we made the jump from two to three and how much I worried about how it would effect the family dynamic. Children are so wonderfully adaptable and I’ve no doubt that you’ll all find your new family groove, but with an extra addition of more love (which can never be a bad thing!)
    Lovely, happy photos x

  • Katie… I remember so well having all the EXACT same worries and concerns about the girls, how adding a brother would change their relationship, but at the same time I didn’t want him to be on his own. All I can say is that my worries were totally unfounded. In the same way that your love stretches to your new baby without taking any love away from them, somehow theirs does too… And it’s wonderful to watch!

    Eeek!

    PS I am still awaiting the right moment to broach the topic of the girls having a Friday night “sleepover* with Dave… I’ll keep you posted… Wish me luck!!
    PPS Love the gorgeous bright coats… Your photos are stunning as always!xx

  • Gorgeous photos of the girls Katie! You always take such beautiful photos but these must be some of my favourites! Its going to be so weird seeing three siblings in a couple of months. Finally joining in with the linky again, its been a nightmare trying to get photos of the kids together haha! xx

  • Gorgeous pictures huni and I adore LLs Wellies. I wish I could find them in Baby’s size she would love them. I can’t wait to see how your journey as a family progresses this year xx

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