Siblings {November}

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  Bright blue skies have been replaced by constantly grey and grim skylines and short sleeved t-shirts are no more; you can’t go out without having to put on thick coats and winter hats.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


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  1. Jennifer Howze
    November 16, 2015 / 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!

  2. November 16, 2015 / 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!

  3. November 16, 2015 / 12:16

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

  4. Phoebe Thomas
    November 16, 2015 / 12:16

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

  5. JuggleMum, Nadine Hill
    November 16, 2015 / 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!!

  6. November 18, 2015 / 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

  7. Kara
    November 18, 2015 / 09:09

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

  8. Sonia
    November 18, 2015 / 09:09

    Adorable! So nice that they get on so well x

  9. November 18, 2015 / 09:09

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

  10. Gretta Schifano
    November 18, 2015 / 09:09

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

  11. November 18, 2015 / 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

  12. Nayna Kanabar
    November 18, 2015 / 09:09

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

  13. November 18, 2015 / 09:09

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

  14. Charly Dove
    November 24, 2015 / 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 🙂

  15. Globalmouse
    November 24, 2015 / 11:31

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

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