This year I want to make more of an effort to try to move away from our monthly sofa photos. So last weekend in the freezing cold wind, we took our siblings for a walk along the beach. Ethan loves visiting Frinton-on-Sea. As my children like to keep moving I didn’t have the chance to set up a photo opportunity. This is our siblings in January 2016.
Not too bad looking at then now but last night we thought we should try to take our sofa shots. I think they really show how much our children change over the year.
Little E didn’t want to play ball. Ethan was very eager to cuddle his sister but she didn’t want to stay still.
In the end, milk helped capture the photo. Ethan was actually saying ‘cheese’ in this photo.
This month the children got some extra time together because of the Christmas Holidays. As always the holidays are quite a challenge for Ethan and there were some boisterous moments and tears between them. Ethan is trying to play with Little E as he does with the boys at school. We have to keep telling him that she is still a baby.
Little E still absolutely adores her big brother, there are fantastic moments filled with giggles. This mostly consists of jumping on the bed or the sofas. All of which has to be closely monitored so it doesn’t end in tears.
The feeling is clearly mutual for Ethan as he always wants to make sure they have the same things. The January 2016 obsession is toothpaste, Ethan has his toothpaste and Little E has hers. He likes them to hold the tubes in the morning. Sometimes Little E will play along if she doesn’t it does cause a bit of friction.
They both still have a lot to learn about each other and how each other’s personality works. This will cause clashes but I’m sure they will get there in the end.