Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Siblings In January

Friday, 15 January 2016

Siblings In January

Ok so this month I admit, I'm cheating slightly as the majority of these photos were taken around Christmas and New Year - but there were many lovely moments of the boys experiencing their first Christmas together that I felt it was just too special an occasion not to document!

I feel like the boys relationship has really blossomed over the Christmas period and they've been interacting with each other so much more than ever before.

They each had an interest in the toys each other received for Christmas - Tyne loved the toot toot animals and Thomas Rail Rollers that Noah received in particular, and Noah just loves any of Tyne's train sets and Vtech toot toot cars! - and so this seems to have encouraged them to play together more.

Tyne is very cautious about not leaving any small toys around Noah as we've taught him that we mustn't let Noah put anything small in his mouth, and so Tyne plays the protective big brother role - removing anything he deems dangerous and telling Noah "No Noo Noo, that's not for little babas!"

He loved helping Noah to open his Christmas gifts, and of course "Sharing" anything fun he got (i.e...playing with it first!)

I'm noticing more and more lately how Noah watches every little move that Tyne makes, he seems to be the biggest fascination in Noah's you can see in the photo above Noah is always watching what Tyne is doing, what he's playing with...he laughs when Tyne is being silly, and even cries when Tyne is upset about something - he is utterly fascinated by Tyne's hair and is always trying to grab at it or pull at his clothes whenever he's within arms reach, almost as though he's forever trying to pull him closer!

Tyne still asks a few times a day if Noah can be sat on his knee, which we still let him do but we have to sit close by as Noah is so bouncy and energetic these days but he loves his cuddle time with his big brother and loves to stroke his face while he holds him.

I can't wait to see how their relationship develops this year as Noah continues to grow and be more capable of really playing with Tyne, I think Tyne is really going to love having a proper little playmate at hand!

dear beautiful

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  1. I don't know how time has gone so fast? They are both looking so grown up and they seem to have this lovely little brother bond. I remember when we were both pregnant with our first babies!! They're both adorable - I bet you feel so so proud of them! xx

  2. Not long now until you will have to catch all three of them :) #siblings

  3. Oh these are lovely photos! Isla also loved the toys that Archie got for Christmas! Its funny isn't it. We are trying to teach Isla not to leave little bits on the floor too but its not going to well. Any tips? xx

  4. Hayley your boys are adorable and Noah is growing up so quickly. I can't believe there'll soon be another little one. I think it's wonderful how Tyne is being a protective big brother, Toby just shoves Teddy out of the way at the moment xx


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