Siblings {April 2014}

Jess McGlynnApril 10, 2014
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This month I am not enamoured with my photos.  They were taken at the last minute, from the wrong angle (nice feet Eli), Meg did not want to comply, even with the bribe of chocolate buttons thrown in and Eli isn’t very well so is rocking a red nose worthy of Rudolph.

I really wanted a portrait style picture of the two of them, looking straight at the camera.  I’d captured some earlier in the month of their backs, which I love, but sometimes it’s nice to see a face isn’t it?  Anyway, this is the best I have and I suppose it’s a fair representation of Meg at the minute…Little Miss Won’t Do What She’s Told.

I mentioned in my last Siblings post about how the playing dynamic had changed and it’s been great to see that continue when they play together but this month I have noticed that their playing styles have started to drift apart.  Meg is about ‘creating’ something using the pictures on the box, Eli is a little bit more haphazard and I have often come into a room to cries of, ‘but it’s not to be played with!’ – when Meg has set up her little world and Eli has come along and destroyed it by actually wanting to play with the toys!

As ever though, they continue to be joined at the hip when it comes to making mischief in the house and I will often find them hatching a plan to coerce myself and my Other Half to buy them something, or treat them to some ice cream or all the other things which seem so important when you are 4 and 2 years old!

Oh well, at least it sets me a challenge for next month, to get some nicer portrait ones!

I am linking this post up with the Siblings Project over on Dear Beautiful.

Comments (6)

  • Kriss MacDonald

    April 10, 2014 at 13:25

    I think the top photo with the landscape scene is absolutely gorgeous. And you've caught the mischievous looks in the second. #siblings

  • AnnieMammasaurus

    April 10, 2014 at 16:47

    It's so hard to get a portrait shot – for me it's always one of mine pulling a daft face that scuppers it!

  • Let’s Talk Mommy

    April 10, 2014 at 19:41

    Ahhhh they are lovely. I love the outdoors one too so adventurous. Can't wait till MM can walk so we can explore more like this. I do love the couch one both, such my reality trying to snap great portraits too. It's not easy. I bribe beg and plead. Doesn't ever do me any favors though. lol They look alot a like in the middle one. So cute. #sibling

  • Lauren_W

    April 10, 2014 at 22:58

    Gosh the first photo is amazing. I just said "wow" out loud. Really wonderful x

  • Jess@AlongCameCherry

    April 12, 2014 at 19:01

    The first photo is stunning, what amazing scenery! x

  • Holly Nelson

    April 13, 2014 at 01:26

    Adore that first pick it is perfect – the scenery and the children. I know what you mean about the younger and older children's dynamics changing – I see this at work all the time and it is hard to deal with!

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