Siblings – October 2017

I can’t quite believe we’re halfway through October already. Half-term is nearly here and I think my girls are certainly ready for it. The bickering seems to be on the increase at the moment and I’m blaming it on tiredness. Thankfully most of the time they are good together though. When they’re lovely together it’s wonderful to see. I love the way they sit and and play together, the way they are now equal partners in play. I love the way they look out for each other. If one is hurt or upset, the other is straight over to comfort them (unless of course they’re the reason for the upset, in which case it’s usually a cry of “I didn’t mean to! It was an accident!”)


Jessica and Sophie having a cuddle while wearing their Halloween costumes - "Siblings - October 2017"


I’m aware of how quickly October is going by as we wait to get the new date for Jessica’s surgery. I’m expecting to hear from the hospital any day now and as it all starts becoming very real again, I can feel my anxiety levels rise. It makes those lovely sibling moments feel very precious. This time next month could well see us in hospital again on the other side of Jessica’s surgery. It’s a very uncertain time for hubby and myself although the girls are taking it all in their stride.


Jessica and Sophie wearing their Halloween costumes and holding hands


Jessica (6 years 1 month)

  • Has lost her first two baby teeth and was very excited about having visits from the tooth fairy.
  • Is starting to show an interest in learning to play the piano “with music like Mummy” and enjoyed her first piano lesson.
  • Had another small weight gain when the community nurse visited for a check-up. Lack of weight gain has been a cause for concern this year so to have a couple of gains recently is very reassuring.
  • Enjoyed having some Mummy-Jessica time and going to Black Park for the afternoon while Grandma looked after Sophie.
  • Has been getting more tired in her ballet class and sitting out towards the end. She still enjoys going to the class though even if she doesn’t always manage to get through it all.


Jessica and Sophie having a cuddle in their Halloween costumes


Sophie (3 years 11 months)

  • Was very chuffed to come home with the Baby Ballet class cup one week for trying so hard in her ballet class.
  • Had fun dressing up at preschool for two Pirates and Princesses days.
  • Has been enjoying doing some autumn crafts at home with Mummy while Jessica is at school.
  • Loved having Nanny stay with us, especially when Nanny sang all her favourite songs at bedtime. We now have to sing “I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly” most nights!
  • Has been having fun helping Mummy to find geocaches when out and about.


Jessica and Sophie having a cuddle in the garden while wearing their Halloween costumes


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  1. October 15, 2017 / 8:13 am

    Loving the Batgirl costume! They look so close and happy playing and posing together. Ah, the tooth fairy visits are so exciting, if a little stressful for parents – do not forget!! x

    • Louise
      October 16, 2017 / 9:37 am

      Thanks Jocelyn. They had so much fun dressing up for this month’s photos 🙂

  2. October 15, 2017 / 9:09 am

    Oh those costumes are adorable, and I can totally relate to siblings who are best friends one minute and fighting the next – half term couldn’t come soon enough!!

    • Louise
      October 16, 2017 / 9:38 am

      Indeed – I think the tiredness doesn’t help! Hopefully next week will help recharge all our batteries 🙂

  3. October 15, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Ah I love their outfits, they looks adorable! We are ready for half term too and can’t wait to get to the end of next week. I hope you get a date soon and can start to plan towards it x

    • Louise
      October 16, 2017 / 9:39 am

      Thank you Laura. I suspect I’ll get the date at some point this week x

    • Louise
      October 21, 2017 / 7:52 am

      Thank you Laura. We have a date through now so starting to prepare for it all x

  4. October 20, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Oh look at their cute outfits together so perfect for celebrations. Hope you framed one of these! #siblingsproject

    • Louise
      October 21, 2017 / 8:22 am

      They do look cute together. I really should get these ones printed 🙂

  5. October 22, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Such a magical set of photos. Love their outfits! Hope you get the hospital date soon. Thinking of you. x #siblingsproject

    • Louise
      October 23, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you – we’ve now got the date and will be going in on 8th November for surgery on 9th x

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