Our four in February 2017

I find myself feeling like history is repeating itself sometimes, obviously in a slightly different way and in a new time but when I see our little ones bonding, or bickering, or places we go, things they do, say etc I feel like time is flashing at me with a memory. When I find Yvie-Mae and Halle deep in the throws of imaginary play it takes me back to them playing together all the time before school came into our lives. When I look at how Halle and Phoenix can clash, but equally love each other fiercely and for Halle to be a mother-hen to him – this takes me back to how Yve’s was with Halle. Then the things we do sometimes takes me back, like taking Phoenix and Élodie to Splat messy play and how they love to be together is again equal parts to what it was like with the older girls, and then what Halle and Phoenix were like before Didi came along. Whether its age related, or stages I just find it fascinating. It also makes me mourn for how all that time has gone by so rapidly.

I try not to keep ‘living in the past’ when I think about how they’re growing but with these little daily reminders it can be so hard!

Lately though they have been a right team. Everyone gets stuck into games, sometimes bickering can be around but when they play nicely it really is such a wonderful thing to see. The little two are such a cute pair when the girls are at school, Didi follows Phoenix around (unless she’s following me!) looking for his dinosaur figures to play with too, or to touch his face and hair then go into a fit of laughter. I find her just staring at him sometimes, so cute! He loves her equally too, if not more, he is always telling me, and others that he loves his baby sister, that “She doesn’t have a winky like a boy, because she’s a girl” and that “she loves him”.

Like I mentioned above, Halle is a mother figure, she loves to know she can advise others even if its not always greatly appreciated but she does try, and truly believes in herself in her thoughts. She idolises her big sister so much and Its a nice thing to see when they are two peas in a pod. Sometimes they can argue over liking the same thing, Yve’s will make a sarcastic comment, Halle will flip out and go in with a dig yet in two minutes later they’re best friends because of just that. They are a team who like to plan funny cheeky things towards us parents, like the best hiding places ready to bundle Daddy when he’s home from work and they make sure the others are in on the act too! They both absolutely dote on their younger siblings and love to create play opportunities for them too, thats when they’re not too busy trying to pick up a very heavy Didi and ferry her about, or put her on the sofa no matter how many times we say not too (*cough* Halle)… She’s not grasped the soft landing off the sofa yet but she will soon! They really do love nothing more than to interact with her though, she’s a bundle of fun for them, their baby.

I look at this small selection of photos and I get teary-eyed. I feel incredibly proud of these four, our four amazing babies, four amazing humans I have grown and birthed, nourished and am continuing to watch grow every single day.

I will forever count my blessings being able to share this life with them – our little four in February 2017.Our four wild ones. He’s loving that his little sister is fast becoming his little side kick. “Can my little sister come in the swing with me, i’ll save her” “She likes me Mummy doesn’t she” <3Park fun together.
Busying around in the playroom, Of course they have disputes but when they play together nicely it really is the sweetest. Its so lovely watching Didi explore in there too now, and always wondering what they’re all up to – and always trying to cause carnage at the lego table!Hoolahoop Bridge
Enjoying the slower pace of the beginning of half term together.

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3 Discussion to this post

  1. Lovely photos of them in the playground together. It’s nice when they’re happy to go on something together and share – not always the case but great when they do! #siblingsproject

  2. It must be so strange going through it all again, I find that even with my two as I now take Roma to places on our own when Eva is at school and it both reminds me they are so alike and so different too!

  3. Jenny says:

    These are lovely girl. I can’t believe it you make four seem so easy. I would love four little ones. I wish we had a playroom for them though haha that would help. Your home is gorgeous too. These are beautiful snaps and sounds like they all have their own both in between. I have eight of us siblings growing up it’s amazing the various dynamics you get with more siblings. #siblingsproject

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