Siblings – December

For the last few years, I have taken a photo of Jessica (and later Sophie too) to go on the Christmas card. We didn’t do this for Jessica’s first Christmas as she was in hospital having had open-heart surgery and sending cards that year was very low on our priority list. The following year, our Christmas card photo was of Jessica in a Santa dress sitting in front of the tree and then last year we had the fun of including Sophie too for a Nativity scene:

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Now that Sophie is on the move, I thought it would be fun to do a snow scene with Sophie dressed as a snowman and Jessica in her winter clothes ‘building’ the snowman. However, Sophie on the move meant that there are now two children to try and keep still for long enough to actually take the photo (it was much easier last year with Sophie in the basket – although we had to take the photo quick before she objected to the straw!).

Siblings: December - Little Hearts, Big Love Siblings: December - Little Hearts, Big LoveSiblings: December - Little Hearts, Big LoveIn the end, the only way to get the children to stand vaguely still was to put the TV on which is why in the final shot they are both looking away towards the TV – but it was the nearest I could get to the shot I was hoping for!

Siblings December 05Siblings: December - Little Hearts, Big LoveIt’s been lovely to see their sibling bond develop over this past year. Jessica really has adjusted so well to being a big sister and there were so many lovely moments in the early days when she was just happy to give baby ‘Sofa’ (as she called her) a cuddle and kiss. Now Sophie has grown from a tiny baby into a little girl who is starting to play alongside her sister and it is lovely to watch them sitting on the floor playing together with toys.

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I first joined in with the Siblings monthly photo project back in May and it is lovely to have had that monthly focus and see how the relationship between the girls has changed in that time. Back in May, Sophie was just starting to become mobile and she still had her gorgeous sticky-up hairdo. Now the age gap between the girls feels less as they are starting to sit and share and play together. It does mean that we are definitely starting to get the moments when they both want the same toy or they annoy each other but on the whole, they are lovely together and it is lovely to see them walking about together and occasionally holding hands. I’m looking forward to see that lovely bond between them continue to grow and develop next year.

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22 thoughts on “Siblings – December

  1. Sophie is quite the star of the show, isn’t she. From Jesus (great picture!) to snowman (cute outfit). What next?

    1. Yes, I think she is! I’m not sure what we’ll do next year though – hopefully I’ll come up with an idea before next Christmas! 🙂

  2. Those pictures are amazing. The nativity scene made me chuckle. Genius idea. I also love the idea of Sophie the snowman being built by her sister Jessica. I certain song from a certain film springs to mind. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    1. Thank you – the nativity photo is one of my favourites of the girls. And yes, that song title is pretty much the caption for the photo…! 🙂

    1. Thank you – it was the only thing that could keep them still long enough to have any chance of getting a decent shot! 🙂

  3. Oh I love baby Jesus in the manger – I’m wondering if I’ll get away with this next year with a nearly nearly one year old:) The snowman pictures are very clever too, I’m feeling a bit unambitious now – I only tried to get mine to stay in one place and look at the camera!!

    1. Thank you – not sure if you’ll get an older baby to stay still for long enough but worth a try – Sophie was the right age for it to work well last year. Glad you like the snowman pictures too 🙂

  4. Oh that’s such a great idea for Christmas card photos and I love the snowman (though it’s very hard to top Mary and Baby Jesus) – I’m feeling very uninventive with mine now!

    1. Thank you – think last year was definitely my favourite one. It does mean I’ll now be under pressure to think of something each year though! 🙂

  5. I can’t tell you how much I love this idea!! We’re postponing Christmas activities this year until after my son’s birthday, so we’re doing 12 days instead. I am SO going to do a photo a day like this! THANK YOU for the inspiration! x x x

    1. Thank you – so glad you liked the photos and have been inspired – your little one is about the right age for a Nativity photo to work 🙂

  6. I do love your Christmas card ideas, ours aren’t that creative lol. I also still need to order them! I am loving the snowman suit. Isn’t it great this linky captures the children growing up. I do love taking part and seeing all the posts each month x

    1. Thank you – I love the way the linky captures that monthly snapshot which makes it so easy to look back and see our children growing up together too 🙂

  7. Oh my goodness your two are so adorable together. I love sibling posts. It’s great to read about other dynamics between siblings and relate to my own little ones similar ages. Love the photos so photogenic. lol Happy Holidays! Thanks for lining up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    1. Thank you Jenny – love reading the Siblings posts too and seeing the lovely photos. Lovely to link up again to #sharewithme 🙂

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