Siblings 2015 – June
I’ve mentioned before that whenever one of them isnt around – the other notice. They will still play together but you can tell that they are itching to have the other(s) back in their presence. The past few weeks, I’ve noticed that the girls are building such a lovely way to play together, they work out any disagreements in a better way (as opposed to Halle just flipping out or Yve’s shouting). But I think the ages and stages are coming into play and are helping this. Halle is becoming more in control of her emotions for her age, and Yve’s is continuing to be very patient at those times of development differences if that makes sense? Its such a beautiful thing that they are so close in age yet there will always be that little divide which can be tough when you’re 4 and a half and just three years old.
The girls still completely adore their baby brother so much, they love to ‘mother him’, guide him (sometimes into the making mud pies scenario!), and to show him things they love to do in which they want to include him in. There are times when he is completely bull-dosing their carefully set up games – but thats to be expected with his age but they handle it well and then I show him something a bit more age appropriate just so its not soul-destroying for them if they’ve made so much of an effort to build something, draw something etc. He loves to snuggle his big sisters, and often falls asleep while doing so, Phoenix is also getting really interested now in our ‘bed time family stories’ – one of my favourite things, ever!
As much as I had faith in our little family, I naturally had those worries when expecting our second and third babies, how it would effect Yve’s or how our third baby would effect the girls, but they have put all those concerns aside and reassured me that they are made for this life, I don’t think they would have it any other way, as much as they have their fickle squabble moments – they worship the ground each other walks on.
My beautiful and magical little trio.
(Here’s some iphone pictures, and some ‘big cam’ ones from our recent days including the beach!)
Being chased by Daddy