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Siblings – March 2017

It’s crazy how quickly the weeks go by now that we are in a routine of school and preschool. Once we get home from the school run, the afternoon whizzes by in a blur of busyness – reading, doing the weekly home learning book activity, getting dinner ready and the girls fed and then before I know it it’s time for bath and bed.… Read more

Jessica and Sophie holding hands on a walk around Ankerwycke

Siblings – February 2017

We’re on half-term this week. The thing I love most about half-term is having both my girls at home and watching them enjoying spending time together again. To sit and listen to them playing with their toys and really using their imaginations is such a joy. They are much happier playing together during the weekends and holidays than in the afternoons during term-time.… Read more

Siblings – December 2016

This time of year is all about the magical moments. One of my favourite things about preparing for Christmas with two small children is seeing their excitement as it draws closer. The first thing the girls ask me each morning is if they can open their “chocolate calendar” and in the evenings, they take it in turns to add a picture to our Advent scene and open one of the books in the Advent book calendar.… Read more

Siblings – November

The last month has been a busy one with Sophie turning three and new activities starting for both the girls.  They were both very excited about starting ballet classes last week and it was lovely to watch each of them in their first ballet class and to see just how much they enjoyed it.  We’ve all settled in well to the routine of school days now.… Read more

Jessica and Sophie at the PlayStation Kids and Parenting Showcase

Siblings – October 2016

I wondered how Jessica starting school would affect the bond between my girls, but being separated during the day seems to have brought them even closer.  Pick-up time always brings so much joy and it was wonderful to see their delight at being reunited again.  Sophie has adjusted well to being on her own at home during the day and I’m enjoying that one-to-one time with Sophie that I’ve never really had before.  It still feels a little odd to head out on an adventure without my big girl coming along for the ride, but it is nice to be able to give Sophie my full attention.  Sophie’s personality seems to be blossoming as a result and it’s lovely to see.… Read more

Jessica and Sophie - Siblings - September 2016

Siblings – September 2016

This month has seen the biggest change in my little duo’s siblings journey since Sophie first arrived.  Jessica started big school at the beginning of last week and has been on full days from the word go, which means this is the first time she and Sophie have been separated for large chunks of each day.  It’s felt very strange not having both my little girls around during the day and Sophie has definitely been missing her big sister.  She’s not quite known what to do with herself during the day and has been needing a lot of extra mummy cuddles.… Read more

Jessica and Sophie heading into the woods, hand-in-hand, with their fairy wings on

Siblings – August 2016

This summer has felt like a significant one – the last summer before Jessica starts school and I’ve been determined to make the most of it.  Thankfully the weather has been mostly been on my side and we’ve enjoyed getting out and about, having little adventures.  Seeing my girls heading off on an adventure together, hand-in-hand, is so wonderful.  They love to explore and to use their imaginations and where Jessica leads, Sophie is always ready to follow!… Read more

Jessica and Sophie in their pink raincoats at Legoland - Siblings July 2016

Siblings – July 2016

This month has been one where I’m acutely aware of the time passing by far too quickly and how my children are growing up too quickly for my liking.  We’re coming to the end of an era – we’ve had our last term-time holiday, our last term-time days out at Legoland and Jessica finishes preschool this week.  I’ve been feeling quite emotional about it all and wondering where on earth the time has gone – surely it was only yesterday that baby Jessica was placed in my arms for the first time and now she is getting to be quite a big girl.… Read more

Siblings - June 2016 - a monthly photo project

Siblings – June 2016

It’s a relief to be the other side of Jessica’s cardiac catheter procedure this month and I was proud of both my girls with how well they coped with Jessica’s hospital admission.  We’re very fortunate to have plenty of friends in Southampton who provide the most wonderful support every time we find ourselves back in hospital there.  Sophie and Daddy were able to stay nearby with a couple of friends of ours although spent most of the time at the hospital.  Last time we were in for a cardiac catheter procedure Sophie was a tiny baby, which in many ways made things a little easier – this time of course, she needed to be kept amused too!… Read more