OK, to sum the siblings up this month is easy – they absolutely adore each other!
Having two weeks off over Christmas has meant that they are the very best of friends. We had a wonderful break and the kids were just revelling in being together 24/7. Boo’s return to school has meant that every afternoon they try to cram in about a day’s worth of play in the couple of hours they have together, and they give it a good go! They have yet to come down after Christmas and as we were keen to keep the fun times rolling, we are away this weekend so they have been really looking forward to this. It’s great to be having some quality family time again after the return to normality and routine.
We have taken loads of photos of them over the past month, but I think it’s these two that really sum up their relationship best. The first with Little Man’s excitement and over-exuberance shining through, whilst Boo being older understands that Daddy was looking for a more natural shot of them! I also love that she has her arm around him, something that I have noticed she often does when we’re out and about, a little protective gesture from big sis.
The second shot gives a feel of companionship. They are often playing or chatting or ‘doing’, but then they are just as comfortable simply being near one another. They are rarely still, so in this it is unusual, but they are always close to one another. Always.
Boo aged 7 years and 3 months and Little Man aged 4 years and 4 months. Love them.