Siblings – January 2016

Early mornings are one of my favourite times with the girls. Sophie usually wakes up first and comes into our bed for snuggles until Jessica then wakes up. Once both of them are awake, the first thing they want to do is give each other a big cuddle and kiss which makes my heart melt every time. Preschool pick-up time is also wonderful. As soon as she sees Jessica, Sophie is full of excitement, squealing out “Jess-ita!” and rushing over to give her sister a big cuddle as though she hasn’t seen her for days rather than just a couple of hours! I’m sure these little girls of mine are getting more and more loving with each other as they get bigger. Of course, like any siblings they do fight as well (usually within ten minutes of getting downstairs in the morning when they decide they both want the same toy!) but the strong bond between them is so clear.

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Jessica (4 years 4 months)

  • Made me very proud with her singing in her preschool Christmas concert – it was wonderful to see how much more confident she was compared to the Easter concert.
  • Is loving being back at preschool again after the Christmas break.
  • Has started getting up in the night and taking herself to the toilet making Mummy finally brave enough to ditch night-time pull-ups – so far, so good!
  • Loves drawing and always presents me with several pictures at preschool pick-up time before asking to draw more pictures at home!
  • Has been learning how to read a clock – mainly because she knows that she’s only allowed to watch TV after the little hand is on the 4 and the big hand is on the 12!
  • Came in for snuggles in my bed at 11pm one night and decided that it was a good time to chatter away to Mummy about everything that was on her mind. Whilst part of me just wanted her to settle down and go to sleep, I quite enjoyed lying there in the semi-darkness, watching her animated little face as she chatted away. Plus I discovered that the reason why she didn’t want to sleep in her bed was because I changed the duvet cover – since putting the Peppa Pig one back on, she’s been a little more inclined to sleep in her own bed!

Two little girls in the garden - Siblings (January 2016) - Little Hearts, Big Love

Sophie (2 years 2 months)

  • No longer calls her sister “Jess-sha” which makes me feel slightly sad as it was so adorable. Whilst she manages occasionally to say “Jessica”, it still mostly comes out as “Jessi-ta” which still sounds very cute.
  • Managed her first long(ish) walk without us taking the buggy as back-up, exploring a trail at Denham Country Park.
  • Loved seeing her cousins over the Christmas holidays – it was so funny watching her chase one of her older cousins round and round the room at my sister’s Boxing Day party (long after both should have been in bed!) and hearing the shrieks of laughter from both.
  • Was very excited at being back at Tiny Talk toddler signing classes after the Christmas break and to watch her spinning around with delight was magical.
  • Is so polite – I love the way she always answers “yes peese” whenever asked if she would like to have or do something, provided that it’s something she wants of course, otherwise the answer tends to be “I don’t loik de [whatever it is!]”
  • Likes to demand “a tiss” and “a tuddle” from Mummy about a dozen times a day.

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10 thoughts on “Siblings – January 2016

    1. Thanks Caroline – they certainly are – I keep looking at them and wondering where my little babies have gone! 🙂

  1. Aah it’s SO lovely isn’t it?! The boys answer everything with ‘Yes Pease’! Or ‘Sink Youuuu!’ — I love the childish pronunciations — I wish they wouldn’t grow up so fast!! Your girls look like they have such a lovely bond! 🙂 #SiblingsProject

    1. I love the childish pronunciations too – it’s so lovely to hear small children being polite. Crazy how quickly they grow up though – wish time would slow down a little sometimes!

  2. Oh they are both just so adorable – it sounds like preschool pick up is the highlight of their days and they look like they’re having a blast 🙂

    1. Thanks Jocelyn – I do love the way Sophie says “tiss” and “tuddle” – it’s just adorable 🙂

  3. Sophie seem’s to grow up more and more each month. Martha has also been using her buggy less and is quite happy to walk these days, which makes me sad because that’s a phase of my life that’s over and done with then – no more prams.

    Glad Jessica is enjoying being back at school, Isabella cried at drop off for the first couple of days which made me feel so guilty for leaving her.

    Sending my love to you all xxx


    1. Thanks Gemma, hope Isabella is settling back too. It is a little sad to stop using the buggy (can be so useful sometimes especially for carrying shopping) but it is nice not to be restricted by having it too x

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