This months siblings photos were taken at Hitchin Lavender on a gorgeous summer day. I've wanted to visit the lavender fields for ages and they did not disappoint, the colour, the scent and snapping my little ladies in a sea of purple made me ridiculously happy. I am officially a blogger cliche, but I don't care!
I've decided to approach the Siblings Project a little differently this month, so along with a picture of my trio I've included some individual shots of them as I feel like I want to capture their little personalities one by one. They are all such strong little characters at the moment and the differences in their personalities amaze me every day. I often wonder what makes us who we are and whether personality is pre-determined, due to birth order, shaped by experience, or a combination of the three, I suspect the latter, as whilst peas in a pod, the girls are also very much individuals which I think the photos I took of them this month really capture.
This month I made the decision to share the girls actual names on the blog, you can read more about that here. Ellie is our eldest, aged five and a half and has just finished her last year in reception. As I have mentioned before she is such a wonderful big sister, often gathering up her sisters like a little mother hen and showing them the way. She seems really grown up lately, really inquisitive and so keen to learn. She really enjoys independent time so we have taken to reading 'chapter books' at bedtime, just her and I, a chapter each night on her bed and she loves it. Ellie loves dancing and singing and can often be found twirling round in the living room. Last weekend she took part in a ballet show. Helping out back stage I was amazed at her confidence as she skipped onto the stage in her little bumblebee costume with a big smile on her face. She's really changed after a year a school and is so conscientious. I am really looking forward to spending lots of time with her over the summer holidays and I know here little sisters will be pleased to have her around too.
Phoebe is our little firecracker, always full of beans, little and fierce. She is 3 and a half but will tell anyone who will listen that she will be '4 in January'. Phoebe is such a free spirit and really knows her own mind. She has the BEST giggle that is seriously contagious which is why I love the photo of her below as I hear it when I look at it even though it's a littlest of focus - photographing this little whirlwind is tricky! She loves anything sparkly, headbands, pretty dresses, jewellery but super brave and the first to jump in a muddy puddle. She collects things all the time in pockets, little bags and tins, stones, sticks, shells and coins are firm favourites - she really is our little magpie. She's just started showing an interest in writing her name and can draw a person now which is so cute. She's so much fun to be around and no one feels that more than her little sister Lottie at the moment... my goodness they are a force!
|Phoebe - our little Miss Tibs|
Little Lottie, almost two, who can now rather angelically say ' I little sister', seems to really love being the baby of the family. Lottie and Phoebe can often be found playing 'mummy's and darlings', Lottie is more often than not 'the darling' which involves her following her big sister around with a baby in a pushchair and being bossed around! She's at that really cute stage, even her big sisters think she's cute, which means she gets away with far more than she should. While she's happy to be the baby of the family in some circumstances she makes it very clear when she wants to be like everyone else - when we have ice creams for example meaning that recently she had a whole chocolate magnum to herself! Not ideal... but I was not going to take it off her and the others certainly weren't rushing to draw straws either! She has perfected the best grumpy face, a serious pout and exaggerated frown which makes her feelings very clear but never fails to make her big sisters giggle and us smile. She's little miss independent but then a complete mummy's or daddy's girl, often running with her arms outstretched shouting 'cuddle'.
|Lottie - our little Dot|