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My Sisters in February.

on Monday, 10 February 2014.

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These sisters of mine are growing up quickly and their relationship and bond is growing and changing all the time.  Mads has always been an incredible big sister from the second she first met her 'baby' and LL has always been in awe of Mads constantly smiling and giggling at her in the early days.  But now their relationship has become a lot more interactive.  

It's funny to watch them now.  They snuggle all the time and Mads constantly plays with her sister's ear as she has always done, but LL is starting to become mischevious.  She will crawl and try and eat the toys Mads is playing with, or knock down the towers she is building and Mads will get cross.  Or the latest is that when Mads tries to cuddle LL, LL will push her away and get grumpy.  This usually results in Mads doing a dramatic comedy fall which will make them both dissolve into giggles.  It is very sweet to watch but I know that LL is going to keep Mads on her toes.  Mads is incredibly affectionate and cuddly towards everyone, and I am not sure whether LL is going to be quite as leniant.  She adores cuddles from Mummy but has to be in the right mood to receive them off anyone else.

Mads will always ask for her sister, and include her in the things she does.  She will call for her and LL will crawl towards her as fast as lightening.  I think Mads is desperate for her to play and interact more, often asking her to do things to which obviously she can't understand.    They play in their own little way, usually involving dancing and being silly, and our house is just full of their giggles.  

It's wonderful watching them together.  When I took the above photos, they had just woken up and Mads got into LL's cot.  She was jumping up and down and making LL laugh, which in turn fuelled her to do it even more- she loves making her little sister chuckle.  Sometimes their age gap seems large, but then other times, like then, it feels like there isn't much between them at all.  That gap will probably feel even smaller as they get older.

 I often find myself wondering what they will be like as teenagers and all I can hope is that they will be the best of friends.  Mr E often jokes that he needs to get a shed so he can hide in the garden from all the women and hormones in this house.  Looking at this mischevious pair and the way they are fast becoming a little double act, I would say he might be right.

 

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This month I am sending you to have a look at Keri-Anne's blog.  It is a beautiful, dreamy blog full of gorgeous photography of life with her two little fairies, who are a similar age gap to my girls but older, so I love to look at what they get up too.

 

 

Comments (46)

  • Chloe (Sorry About The Mess)

    Chloe (Sorry About The Mess)

    10 February 2014 at 09:19 |
    I think I'm going to need a shed to get away from all the boys in my house! Love the matching PJs. Looks like they were having a lot of fun whilst you were taking these photos.
  • Emma

    Emma

    10 February 2014 at 09:28 |
    Awww, lovely, lovely photos Katie. My girls are such lovely friends now they are a bit older, so I'm sure it will be the same for yours. xx
  • Lauren

    Lauren

    10 February 2014 at 09:40 |
    HOW cute are these photos? And HOW cute are your girls? Their relationship sounds so lovely. It reminds me of what my boys were like when they were the same age. Such a lovely time xx
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      10 February 2014 at 19:48 |
      It really is a lovely stage in their relationship- so full of promise but different now because they are really learning to interact with each other. x
  • Notmyyearoff

    Notmyyearoff

    10 February 2014 at 09:51 |
    Ahh they are so lovely together and they sound like they will only get closer as they get older. There is a year and half between my brother and I and even now, whenever we are together, we regress to being children!
  • Lucy

    Lucy

    10 February 2014 at 10:28 |
    I love love LOVE these photos Katie. That second one is my absolute favourite. They just look so happy and cute. Really shows how sweet they are together. x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      10 February 2014 at 19:58 |
      Thanks lovely, they are really happy and nice together- most of the time! They were having lots of fun in these pics. x
  • The Reading Residence

    The Reading Residence

    10 February 2014 at 11:08 |
    Such sweet photos! My daughter loves climbing into my son's cot in the mornings, too, and I love hearing those giggles :)
  • Louise  (@TattooedMumsy)

    Louise (@TattooedMumsy)

    10 February 2014 at 11:41 |
    Gorgeous girls, they look like the best of friends :) xo
  • Vikki Holness

    Vikki Holness

    10 February 2014 at 11:58 |
    Your little ladies are just beautiful Katie and i think they will be the best of friends growing up. They look so cheeky, girly and giggly in these shots. xxx
  • LauraCYMFT

    LauraCYMFT

    10 February 2014 at 12:01 |
    Look how long Mads hair is! It's gorgeous. Such lovely photos. Z used to love getting in C's cot and jumping around in it. They have a lot of energy for girls who have just woken up lol x
  • Donna

    Donna

    10 February 2014 at 12:59 |
    Oh they look so happy and they're matching sleepsuits are adorable! I've never thought to put Athena and Troy in the cot together, I'm sure they'd love it - Going to give it a go and see what happens! x
  • Kara

    Kara

    10 February 2014 at 13:32 |
    I LOVE THESE PHOTOS - they are some of my faves of your girls, the mischief in their eyes as they jump around the cot, the unruly hair, the matching PJ's, perfection.
    Mads has always been such a good sister and in turn LL with allowing ear touches etc has matched her perfectly, I feel for Mr E when he has 2 teenagers and their Mummy xxx
  • Carie

    Carie

    10 February 2014 at 13:48 |
    Oh they're just so sweet together (especially in matching PJs) and it sounds like they have the most wonderful sisterly bond, with all the give and take that entails!
  • Jenny

    Jenny

    10 February 2014 at 15:01 |
    Wow Katie, these pictures are priceless. The girls look so adorable in their matching pjs and how much fun are they having together! So sweet, what a great moment to capture. I just love these.
  • Charlotte

    Charlotte

    10 February 2014 at 16:15 |
    Gorgeous photos! I love the matching PJs :) x
  • Double Trouble

    Double Trouble

    10 February 2014 at 16:48 |
    Ok so I'm totally in love with these photos, and how cute are your girls. You can totally see they are having fun :)
  • Camille

    Camille

    10 February 2014 at 17:45 |
    They are so cute!! I love the matching PJs.
  • Mammasaurus

    Mammasaurus

    10 February 2014 at 18:43 |
    Awww! Love their matching pi's and just how happy they both look!
  • 3yearsandhome

    3yearsandhome

    10 February 2014 at 20:29 |
    Lovely photos, Katie. LL looks so much like Mr E in these. And poor Mr E, does he have a piggy bank to squirrel away his shed money? ;-)
  • Ritz

    Ritz

    10 February 2014 at 21:02 |
    Gorgeous photos and adorable sisters! I smiled all the way reading this post, and chuckled on Mr E's comment about getting in the shed :) I so can imagine them having a great relationship as teenagers! Your girls are so beautiful :) xx
  • Sonia

    Sonia

    10 February 2014 at 21:27 |
    Absolutely gorgeous photos! They look like they have so much fun together x
  • Morgana @ butwhymummywhy

    Morgana @ butwhymummywhy

    10 February 2014 at 21:31 |
    Super cute pictures, I love their matching pjs!

    It's great when they start to interact more and you see their little characters come out. xx
  • Claire

    Claire

    11 February 2014 at 06:39 |
    Such a precious photo! They both look like they're having so much fun! Love the matching PJs too!x
  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    11 February 2014 at 20:24 |
    I love Mads' face in the first one! I've never left my two in the cot together, they might be getting on better but I still don't think they're at that stage yet! xx

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