Tag: SIBLINGS

THESE TWO | NOVEMBER

THESE TWO | NOVEMBER

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | AUGUST

THESE TWO | AUGUST

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | JUNE

THESE TWO | JUNE

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles that come along with it, but not individually on how they are doing. I used to do updates every few months on how each were doing but I’ve decided to do it slightly different with how I go about the blog post. Monthly posts I feel will work better, and it’s a prompt for me to take more photos. Which is what I am lacking lately!

How on earth are we in July already? June has been a mad mad month. Mad because we had an unexpected puppy purchase! G and H have had good few weeks of getting along with each other – which always makes for a very happy mummy! I am going to do a full post on everything puppy related but I cannot not mention her here. G has literally fallen for her and is absolutely besotted. Its lovely to watch and I cannot wait to see the relationship grow.

This month G has been pretty full on. We have struggled as parents to keep her level headed and her growing passion to stay up till its dark is not helping! She seems to never be tired which results in late bedtimes and early starts. We are cracking down on this though and hopefully we are at a happy medium with it all. G is now taking responsibility of her bedroom, it seems to have taken some time to get her to understand that I will not be tidying up after her! She is now persistent in keeping it tidy and neat! Which makes for a very happy mum!

Academically, G has done wonders this half term. School reports were sent out and she has done me so proud. Its amazing what she can do if she really puts her heart into it. She is still very much loving dance and is continuing with lessons at school.

G as I mentioned is besotted with Fleur. She was so surprised when she arrived home to a puppy running around {I think we all were!} She always wants to play with her and is forever cuddling her – to much sometimes! I am sure she will stop that once Fleur gets bigger!

H has had a great month. He turned six! Not sure how its possible that I have a six year old but I do. He is turning into such a kind hearted person and I could not be prouder of him. This month he has done just as well at school. He struggles with some subjects, but he has progressed so much since last term. H has come along amazingly at swimming this month as well. Center Parcs last month paid a huge part as he was in the pool everyday. Swimming lessons are going really well and he absolutely loves them. He is such a water boy.

H and Fleur are still on the “getting to know you basics.” Fleur has taken a liking to H’s toes and obviously H doesn’t like that. He tends to run off which makes Fleur think he is playing when he matter of factly points out he isn’t! It will take time to adjust but he is slowly starting to get used to the idea of having a dog.

This month has been full of highs and the relationship between G and H has really shone through. The puppy has been a huge benefit. No arguments about iPads, because they don’t spend near as much time as they usually would on them. The puppy has been a huge distraction! Its been lovely to watch them both interact with her.

June has been a good month and its been a joy to watch G and H this month.

 

THESE TWO | MAY

THESE TWO | MAY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | APRIL

THESE TWO | APRIL

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | JANUARY

THESE TWO | JANUARY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles that come along with it, but not individually on how they are doing. I used to do updates every few months on how each were doing but I’ve decided to do it slightly different with how I go about the blog post. Monthly posts I feel will work better, and it’s a prompt for me to take more photos. Which is what I am lacking lately!

This month has seen G and H back at school. The start of a new term and the start of something very new to G. This term the school are sending Year 3 to swimming lessons and although G goes outside of school its ideal that she gets the extra lessons the school are offering. She was really excited to go but had a little blip when push came to shove and I struggled to settle her the morning of the first lesson. Come home time she was fine and absolutely loved it {I knew she would as she is an excellent swimmer}

H has also had a big change when it comes to school and that is a new teacher. Last term was quite stressful for H. A new teacher at the start of September didn’t work out so he ended up with a supply but this month has seen a new permanent teacher start and so far he is loving her.

Both G and H academically are doing really well and I couldn’t be prouder of them both. Outside of school both do swimming lessons and clubs at school which they both adore doing. G especially loves her Gymnastics which she does before school every Friday.

January hasn’t been a very busy month socially. H has had lots of parties to attend {4 in one week at one point!} and as G gets older the invites slow down which she isn’t overly happy about! We have met up with family of weekends and spent time with just us as a four.

Lastly G and H’s bond grows ever stronger. I love watching their relationship blossom sometimes they have days where they declare they hate each other. The majority of the time they thrive on each others company. This month we saw snow fall, something H hasn’t really seen and watching them both in the garden, snow ball fighting and laughing, big belly laughing made me melt a little. I am so glad they have each other.

These two in January have been a joy to watch.

THAT SIBLING BOND | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

THAT SIBLING BOND | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

When I fell pregnant with H, all I could think about was that G was finally getting a sibling. Someone she could look after and teach new things too, someone she could love unconditionally. Someone she could share secrets with and someone that she could […]

My Siblings In January

My Siblings In January

For a while now I have wanted to join in with this linky and I decided that 2016 would be the year. I love taking photos, and although they are not always the most fantastic, and the majority of them are taken on my phone, […]

The Unexpected Moments {The Ordinary Moments}

The Unexpected Moments {The Ordinary Moments}

Before we start, I know the title contradicts its self, this isn’t really an unexpected moment, but lately it is..  but bare with..

This week, we were back to normality, back to the every day to day school run and back to the sibling rivalry! When Moo and H get on, they really get on. In fact, yesterday was a day where we played, shared, and generally just enjoyed each others company. We have days where it can be tense and lots of shouting is done, declarations that I don’t want to be your sister anymore, your not my best friend, I wish I had a big brother instead of a sister, I hate you. These comments hurt me, although they don’t really know what they mean, they still upset me very much. Its not nice when your children have little arguments and can lead to a few hits with one another. It then ends in she said this mummy or he said that..

But, when these little moments happen, the ones where she leans in for a kiss and tells him how much she loves him, it completely wipes all the bad bits away. Children bicker and argue but these are the moments that I enjoy most about being a parent, the ones where I see two siblings bonding, where they show each other compassion.

This was unexpected and ordinary, in a way that this happens often, but not often enough. I love seeing them together like this and I burst with pride when I do, it means I am doing my job well..

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Siblings {The Ordinary Moments}

Siblings {The Ordinary Moments}

Moo and The Little Boy have such a lovely relationship {when they are not arguing of course!} In the morning Moo will wake her brother and they will play together. I lay in bed and listen to them talking. Moo will climb into the little […]