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

Friday, 15 July 2016

Siblings In July

Have you ever tried to get a teething and drooly 5 month old, a constantly wriggling 15 month old and a 3 year old who cannot keep still for more than 30 seconds into the same frame for a photograph, all looking at the camera at once, all facing forward and all keeping still enough to avoid a blurred picture?

If so...have you THEN decided to add SAND into that scenario?

No? Just me who temporarily lost my mind and thought this would make for a GREAT photo opportunity, then?!

This month I bought these super adorable corresponding tops for the boys and I thought they'd be great for their Siblings photo - Sailor's says "Little Brother", Noah's say "Big Brother" and Tyne's says "Oh Brother!" - I laughed out loud when I stumbled across them on the GAP website and knew instantly that they were ideal for my trio and I had visions of getting a super cute photo of them all wearing them together, which would be looked back on for years to come!

What I didn't bargain for was just how absolutely impossible it is to get three children of these ages to all face their bodies in the same general direction and sit up straight enough for a photograph to be taken in which the tops are even visible - Whoops!

Oh well - you'll just have to take my word for it - they look pretty funny wearing them!

The problem when you decide to snap some photos of your kids on the sand, is that...well...there's sand!! 

They will absolutely NOT be looking anywhere near your camera when there is sand around...all they will be interested in is digging in it....

Eating handfuls of it...

And laughing at their baby brothers disgust at how it tastes...

Oh well, lesson month we'll just take our photos indoors! It's so much easier!

This month the boys relationship has continued to grow, and I'm pleased to say that after last months rocky patch between Tyne & Noah - things are on the up!

There's still plenty of arguments over toys (By arguments, I mean wrestling and snatching!) but they ARE managing to play together more which is lovely to see...Tyne has started to refer to Noah as "Dennis"...whenever he takes ones of Tyne's toys or does anything a little bit cheeky, Tyne says "Oh you little Dennis!"...I asked him what that means and he said "Coz he's a little Dennis The Menace!"..I thought this must be something he heard from his Nan, but she said it wasn't so when I asked where he'd heard it...he said "Nowhere, I just made it up...coz he's just like Dennis The Menace".

Tyne is still very much besotted with Sailor, and spends a lot of time chatting to him, cuddling him, kissing him and generally adoring him - I'm not sure why he's taken such a shine to Sailor and I do wonder when, if at all, he'll start to get bored of him but at the moment Sailor is by far Tyne's favourite person!

It seems Sailor has worked his charm on both of his brothers actually, as Noah is also still full of nothing but cuddles and kisses for his "baba" as he calls him...he loves to snuggle up next to Sailor whenever he's on his baby gym, lay his head on Sailor's and kiss is pretty heart melting to see! 

Sailor certainly is spoiled with affection from his big brothers at the moment!

Over the coming months as Sailor starts to grow, and learns to sit up and play more, I'm intrigued to see how the dynamics change and evolve between the three of them. 

Let's see what August brings!

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  1. Oh my goodness, those T shirts are almost as adorable as the boys in them! They're so sweet together, love these photos! Glad they're all getting on (fairly!) well!

  2. Those t-shirts are the best! I love these photos and well done you for capturing all three. I love Sailor sat in his seat watching his big brothers thinking it won't be long until I can do that! Adorable x

  3. Ah, those shirts are the cutest thing ever! Absolutely precious!
    I love to hear how your boys are getting along and how their relationship is growing. They truly must have a special bond being so close in age. My own son (and only child) is 15-months-old and he is a true disaster in the home-throwing toys everywhere, knocking things off the table, spilling food onto the floor...I cannot imagine how exhausting your days must be.
    I think you took some wonderful, beautiful photos on the beach! I mean, it's not that hard when your subjects are so cute (: But seriously, does anything ever go to plan as a parent? Thanks so much for sharing! <3 #KCACOLS

  4. They really are just so adorable. Love the t-shirts and the tasting of the sand (and Tyne laughing at it)! :D xx

  5. I know they're not quite the photos that you wanted, but they're brilliant all the same! This will definitely be a photo session you remember! Love all their expressions, so cute. x #KCACOLS

  6. Do you know, I prefer photos like this, ones that show the fun they are having and just real life you know? They will be ones to cherish and remember that sandy day! xx #TheSiblingsProject

  7. Aww, bless them. They might not be looking forward, but they look so cute. It is so lovely to watch how their relationships with each other change as time goes on x

  8. aww they are adorable! so cute. I remember well when b ate sand and I was sooo anxious lol! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday :)

  9. Ah those pictures are priceless, how funny. The t-shirts are great too #KCACOLS

  10. What a gorgeous bundle of boys I love this photo, especially the sand eating...whoops..It is lovely to think they will always have each other as brother I just have one and he keeps asking for a baby..maybe a dog will do..#KCACOLS

  11. Aww love the photos and the fact the older ones have taken littl'un under their wings. #thesiblingsproject


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