And so another year of the Siblings Project begins. Yippee! I am so happy to be back for another year of watching all our little sibling groups grow up every month. I always thought that this would be an easier photo project to do than Me and Mine, which takes a bit of effort and the remote trigger to organise the whole family on the far side of the camera, and when I started and just had two little preschoolers that was probably true, a lot of my shots were of my two little girls exploring the world together.
But then with Pip’s arrival, and his growth into someone who has very decided views of his own about what is to happen and is not afraid to express them, and Kitty starting school, my days aren’t filled with a tiny trio anymore, and that makes these photos all the more precious to me, and the motivation to take the pictures all the greater.
and so to start off the new year I had a lovely vision of a shot of my three all curled up on our big bed together. They love hanging out on the bed and chatting while I get changed when I get home from work in the evenings, and sneaking in a crafty bounce or two if they think I’m not looking so I thought it would be the perfect shot.
Oh how a girl can dream. Kitty and Elma curled up quite happily but Pip did not want to be parted from Mummy and did not want to be upstairs, a state of affairs rendered all the more confusing by the fact that Mummy was upstairs, but any suggestion that he might want to sit with his sisters was met with a howl of protest and a tiny boy flinging himself towards the camera. I contemplated bribery but as his bribe of choice was very clearly getting to push all the buttons on that nice shiny black box, I conceded defeat, and we went downstairs and out to play hockey in the garden.
And so it’s from the garden that I bring you my little trio this month, all playing their own similar but distinct versions of a game their Daddy loves. He was, rather appropriately, out playing hockey when these were taken which made it all the more apt.
They aren’t the photos that I planned to take of my three but you never can rely on plans when you add three little ones into the mix, and the remind me how much I love the candid pictures that I have of Kitty and Elma, and how much Pip is of an age and a size that he too can be off adventuring with them within reason.
And if that’s how we’re starting the year, I think it’s going to be a good one.
Two little sisters, and a brother too, in January:
This year we have a new badge (and so very pretty it is too), a new Instagram account (my favourite sort of social media) over at @siblings_project_ so do come and say hi and share your photos with us on the #siblingsproject hashtag. But most of all I can’t wait to see all your pictures and those of my lovely cohosts; Lucy at Dear Beautiful, Katie at Mummy Daddy Me, Amber at Goblin Child, Annie at Fable & Folk and Keri-Anne at Gingerlilly Tea so do link up below: