Siblings {November}

Jess McGlynnNovember 16, 2015

I can’t believe the difference between last month’s photos and this month.  Bright blue skies have been replaced by constantly grey and grim skylines and short sleeved t-shirts are no more; you can’t go out without having to put on thick coats and winter hats.

This month has felt so much more manic than last month did but Meg and Eli (as usual) have weathered it all very well although Eli has decided to start waking up again at 5.30am which isn’t doing anything for the levels of grumpiness in the house (from any of us as he insists on going into every room and turning the lights on so he isn’t ‘alone in the dark’)

Moving house meant the kids finally went into their own rooms and we were interested to see how it would pan out.  Meg couldn’t wait and was really excited that she would have her own space whereas Eli was devastated.  Actually, wholeheartedly devastated at the news that he wouldn’t get to share with Meg any more.

We tried to make it as exciting a prospect for him, letting him choose the design and buying him a few trinkets which were all for him and his room,  no pink allowed!  It seemed to make the transition a little bit better for him.

And so far it has actually been really good and they have both seemingly enjoyed the freedom of being able to get space from one another when needed.  For me though the best part has been the occasions when we’ve gone in first thing in the morning and found Eli in Meg’s bed, just curled up next to her.  We’ve had no idea how long he’s been there but it has happened 2 or 3 times since we moved.  When I asked him about it he told me that he just misses his big sister so much!

One of the other great things about the new house is the size of the garden.  We really didn’t have anything worth writing about in the last house but this garden is fantastic and come rain or shine Meg and Eli have been grabbing their coats and wellies and heading out into their new spy den (which is amazing apparently as it has legs) – it meant trying to get them to stay still for a photo this month, in a short break when the rain and hail weren’t hammering down was quite tricky.  Neither wanted me to interrupt them from their adventures.  Which I suppose when you are 6 and 4 is quite understandable.

They do just really love to spend time together and I know I always say it but I hope it never changes and they can continue being best buddies.

dear beautiful


  • Jennifer Howze

    November 16, 2015 at 12:16

    There is something quite nice about the colder weather, even without blue skies, isn't there? It's crisper, you get to bundle up in wooly clothes and after playing outside, come in to some hot chocolate!

  • Jen Walshaw

    November 16, 2015 at 12:16

    Love the last picture! They are super cute. Oh and my nine year old has only just started staying in his bed most nights!

  • Emma V

    November 16, 2015 at 12:16

    Awww, i love the idea of a spy den!! Too cute!

  • Phoebe Thomas

    November 16, 2015 at 12:16

    Your kids always look like they get on so well, these photos are lovely despite the lack of blue skies

  • JuggleMum, Nadine Hill

    November 16, 2015 at 12:16

    I hope Eli settles into his new bedroom soon! Although my children are 12 and 8 and the 8 year old boy still gets into bed with his 12 year old sister some nights for the company! I always wonder how much longer it'll last – I suspect she will kick him out sooner or later but for now it's working out for him!!

  • Happy Homebird

    November 18, 2015 at 09:09

    That is so cute that you find Eli curled up to his sister, how lovely. Look forward to seeing the garden in spring xx

  • Kara

    November 18, 2015 at 09:09

    Lovely pictures and lovely that they get to enjoy their new garden

  • Sonia

    November 18, 2015 at 09:09

    Adorable! So nice that they get on so well x

  • Sarah Bailey

    November 18, 2015 at 09:09

    Aww what some lovely pictures – fantastic memories being made. x

  • Gretta Schifano

    November 18, 2015 at 09:09

    It's brilliant that they're so close and that they play so well together!

  • Mari

    November 18, 2015 at 09:09

    Ah the joy of a good size garden! Love these photos, such a great way to watch them grow and refer back to

  • Nayna Kanabar

    November 18, 2015 at 09:09

    So cute and great that they both have their independence and own personal space now.

  • Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily

    November 18, 2015 at 09:09

    Aw look at how cute they both look. It's great that they're so close x x

  • Oana Chirila

    November 18, 2015 at 09:09

    Such a beautiful post, sibling bond at its best!xx

  • Charly Dove

    November 24, 2015 at 11:31

    Oh what lovely photos Jess, they're growing up so fast aren't they – well I know they all are! I hope you're settling into your new place alright and it's feeling a bit like home now. Looks like we have the similar playhouse (well ours is painted and cracked!), POD has had a lot of fun in hers 🙂

  • Globalmouse

    November 24, 2015 at 11:31

    Oh finding him in her bed is the cutest thing ever….so sweet! Great photos.

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