A moment on the sofa

As my kids get older and play more together I sit back and watch them interact; laughing and sharing special moments together. Lately, I have been a little sentimental about their relationship and how it might change when Buba starts school in September. At the moment, they are true partners in crime and each other’s shadow 24/7. I pray that Buba at school all day, five days a week, that this bond won’t be forgotten or changed. Missy Moo only goes two days without Buba out of seven now while he is at preschool and even then you can see how much they have missed each other and she squeals with delight when we pick him up and so does Buba. 

So over the next few months while we are all at home together I am trying to capture their little moments together when they are having fun and being silly on the sofa to chasing each other around outside. Their little moments are just as precious to cherish as their big moments together and I want to document that all for them to have when they are older to look back on.

My children love change! Unlike most children change can be hard but I think my two are used to so much change on a daily basis that they just roll with it. While they are still babies of routine their routine is hardly ever done in the same house, same place, month to month. Even the small changes like moving the furniture around can spark them into a hyper excitement. This week I turned our sofa around so they could people watch out our front bay window in` our living room. They thought it was the most adventurous thing ever. Whenever they are getting a little restless or cabin fever and the weather isn’t nice enough to get outdoors I try to get creative indoors. It only took me a second to turn the sofa around and yet they played together on it for over an hour, pointing out the dogs and cars going by. It was so cute watching them having a moment on the sofa. Capturing a moment on the sofa

Capturing a moment on the sofa

Even if the laugher gets out of hand and turns to some whining I stand back and let them sort it out for the most part. They always do. It’s like they find a common compromise in whatever has upset the other. They are true wrestling siblings at heart too. They love tickling, belly raspberry blowing, play kicking and down right wrestling and pillow fighting all in a playful manner. I get nervous Buba will hurt MM someday but she holds her own and continues to squeal with laughter as he wrestles around with her.
Capturing a moment on the sofa

Capturing a moment on the sofa

Their smiles say it all and if you could hear their laughter too it’s heart melting. These are the moments I want to remember. These are the moments I want to capture. When my two won’t be able to recall these ordinary amazing moments themselves they will have my blog to recall it for them and to share their young childhood with them for always. That’s the beauty of having a blog for your children and one of the main reasons I started it. Capturing a moment on the sofa I may be a busy momma and trying to accomplish it all at the same time but I will always have time for a moment on the sofa with my two kids. Moments where we may pillow fight, blow raspberries on bellies, and watch the world go by us in the front window. In a busy world its nice to stop and just enjoy the moment even if there is nothing going on but silly play. 

Linking up with MummyDaddyMe for #ordinarymoments

 

103 thoughts on “A moment on the sofa”

  1. Lovely post! I can relate so much to the worry if the bond will stay once school starts as my girl is that age group too πŸ™ Lovely photos, I love snuggles and giggles on the sofa xx

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  2. Gorgeous post Jenny and the bond between your two little ones is so clear from the photo – love their big smiles and how much fun they look like they are having πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you Louise. They definitely love each other so much but still have their normal sibling moments. lol Keep me on my toes usually together ganging up on me these days.

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    • Thank you Tarana. I try to capture the little moments as much as the big moments as they are so young and won’t remember these themselves. Sibling bonds are amazing to experience and watch for sure.

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  3. Awww this is so gorgeous Jenny, I absolutely love everything about this post!!!
    I am so excited for Arthur to have these special moments with his baby brother or sister!!
    You got some lovely pictures of this special moment, will be so lovely to show these to the kids when they are older! Xx

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    • Oh you will love watching them together I promise. It’s truly magical and I love sitting back when they don’t know I am watching them and listening to their conversations. It’s adorable.

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  4. these photos really capture how close they are. You’re so lucky that they get along so well, thats a real credit to you and your husband. I’m sure Missy will love having her momma all to her self once she’s got use to bubba being at school. #sharewithme

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely words darling. I hope so and I hope it’s always like this. I do think my little diva in the making will enjoy being spoiled one on one too though. What girl doesn’t right?

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  5. Oh my goodness, I didn’t realise Buba was the same age as my Beanie. For some reason, I thought he was a year younger. Starting school is a big milestone, but it will only reinforce how close they are. They’ll have fun together after school! I just saw your ‘reality’ video and I loved it! Your house looks like mine, yay!

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    • Ya alot of people think that because he doesn’t turn four until right before school starts so he is the youngest bless him. But so ready for it all. There is so many of us bloggers that have a little one going in sept. Talk about a baby boom! lol Haha glad you saw my video. I just wanted to show people it’s not all flowers and fairytales. lol

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  6. Oh Jenny, I really empathise with you re the starting school in September and the relationship changing- I worry about this with F & S loads, as they spend 24/7 together, especially now S is at preschool with her brother. Although I’m thinking the break from each other might not be a bad thing- mine can fight like anything too, their wrestling matches are incredible! You are a good Mum to let them sort out their disagreements on their own- I really must start doing this more, as at the moment with mine the default is to always run to me wailing to sort it out! x

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    • Thanks hun. Oh yes I always thought it was smart of my mother and I am taking notes. Obviously there are times to jump in too. lol Makes them a little more independent. lol

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    • I think so. It worked for my mother and all of us kids so I think I am just following suit for now. Always have certain situations to jump in but other than that makes them a little more independent and not running to cry to me all the time.

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  7. It’s certainly a concern for all parents hon, but I’m sure that as they are so very close the bond is there to stay and will survive going to school. Gorgeous family πŸ™‚

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  8. Your kids are beautiful. I love technology and the fact that we can capture special moments like these on camera. One day you can show them how precious they were as children instead of just carrying it in your heart.

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    • Thank you darling so kind of you to say. I am bias but think so too. lol I love to capture their big and little moments for them to look back on. I only wish I had photos and videos of my own childhood to see but sadly I don’t. I want that for them.

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  9. Oh how lovely! I think it’s a great idea too, to capture all those moments to show them to them when they are older πŸ™‚ I don’t think that bond will change when school gets added to the mix. I did find however that when my eldest boy started school in September his younger siblings cried for the whole month of Septemeber! They really did miss him, but when it was hometime the reunions were magical!

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    • OH no don’t say that I can see MM crying for him the whole month all the way until December. lol I think it’s sweet that siblings love each other so much. It’s beautiful to watch.

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  10. They are so cute together. My youngest starts school in September and I’m savouring every moment. Don’t worry about their bond changing once school starts, for us the siblings coming home from school is the most exciting part of the day x

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    • Thank you Louisa. You are too sweet. They are fun together for sure but keep me on my toes too. Oh yes I never thought of it that way. It will be indeed. I look forward to it.

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  11. Aw these pictures are gorgeous. I bet you are so proud of the bond they have created together and I am sure they wont lose it when Buba goes to school. Capture every moment, as my 2 just love bickering with each other at the moment.

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    • I truly am proud, and blessed and grateful and the list could go on and on. It’s lovely watching them grow up and make memories together. I am enjoying it I have numerous siblings myself I know fighting happens alot as they get older.

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    • Thank you Michelle. It really is magical moments and great to capture them before they are gone and grow up and great for them to look back on when they couldn’t remember that far back.

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  12. This is a lovely post – and it really is the ordinary moments like this we want to remember.

    School does change things – but I found it lovely to have the afternoons with my younger one, I have some lovely memories of our afternoons together.

    #sharewithme

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    • Ahh I really can’t wait but don’t want to wish this time at home together away either. Such a catch 22 don’t grow up but cant’ wait to see what it’s like. lol

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  13. Hi Jenny! Lovely to come over and say hi. What a fab idea to turn the sofa round…thinking ‘outside the box!’ I used to love making a den out of four chairs and a sheet when I was little, would entertain us for hours. The best entertainment doesn’t cost anything. xx

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    • Oh yes we are always trying to get creative here and on gloomy days make things still seem entertaining. We make lots of dens too. I still remember doing it as a child myself. lol You are so right it doesn’t cost anything to be creative and have fun. Thank you for popping by and joining in. Hope to see you again soon.

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  14. This is absolutely lovely. They are so lucky to be so close, and it shows how much both of them adore each other through these little moments you’ve captured πŸ™‚ I can imagine the adjustment when your son goes to school, but from the looks of it, his absence will only make MM appreciate her big brother more; their bond will only be stronger πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing, and hosting #sharewithme!

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    • Thank you Maria. Yes I would have had them closer if I could have but glad they are still close to grow up close together and experience things the same time together. They will have many amazing memories as most siblings do. I am forever grateful they are a great little team.

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  15. They are so gorgeous Jenny! MM has such beautiful blue eyes! You are so right to treasure these precious little moments. As tedious as the little days could sometimes be, I really do miss my mornings with my three, now they are all at school. The years pass very quickly indeed! πŸ™ Gorgeous post pet xx

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    • Thank you darling your words are always so sweet and kind and make me want to come hug you. I can’t believe all yours are at school that will be in no time. Buba starts september and I don’t know how I feel I know he is READY ready but am I? lol Thanks for stopping by darling.

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  16. How lovely that they enjoy each other’s company so much. What a gift. I’m sure it will continue even when he starts school. And, you have two very beautiful children. Thanks again for hosting Share With Me …

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    • It truly is a gift and I am so grateful for that too. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. They keep me busy but I am bias I do think they are amazing.

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  17. This is something I was worried about when my oldest started school, and often family dynamics do change a bit as time goes on and there are big changes made. Their relationship will probably strengthen pet so don’t worry about it.
    Beautiful photos xx

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  18. I can really see that my 12 month misses her sister when she goes back to school after the holidays and it will be interesting to see how their relationship changes in the future as there are 6 years between them and I know it will get fun in the next few years! I think as long as you can keep her entertained and do lots with her, it will be fine. I love how you are capturing their relationship through the blog for the memories. xx

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  19. Lovely post. Love the sofa idea – nicking that one! My 2 are very close and the eldest went to school in September. If anything they are closer because they can’t wait to play with each other when she gets home.

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  20. Ah your kids are adorable! It is so lovely to hear how well they get on…it sounds like they always will. My two have always argued a lot with each other and fought…and they still do. It is so sad because I really wish they got on better. They do have good times together but they are generally interspersed with fights!

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    • I really hope you are right as they grow up I know there will be meltdowns and fights if there isn’t already but on the plus side they want each other all the time too. It’s a great balance. Thank you.

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    • Oh yes we have normal sibling fights sometimes too probably moreso as they get older but I do think you are right it’s the best part watching them bond and grow up together.

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  21. This is so sweet! I love those pictures, they look so happy! There is something very special about the sibling bond, it’s like having a built in best friend! This brought back many memories of playing with my brother when we were little. I can’t wait until my little one has a brother or sister to play with!

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    • Thank you it was great to catch them in their element and having fun. They are so used to a camera in their face they just go about their business and I love having these memories for them when they are older.

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  22. Your kiddies are so sweet, and remind me of mine when you write. It’s not so bad when one goes to school. Actually I felt I got to have some quality time with my youngest, which had been pretty non existent until that point. Stay strong!

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    • Thank you and that’s great you get to watch the bond between yours. It’s such a great gift. I am so glad II had two and I often think would it get even better with three. I love a big family. That’s what I am looking forward to most of all.

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  23. Aww they look so cute together! Beautiful pictures. Sounds like they have great fun and that bond is so special, that will stay with them forever. I’m really looking forward to watching my two start interacting, they already seem so fond of each other it’s lovely. Time goes so fast it’s lovely you’re capturing these moments for all of you to look back on xx

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    • Thanks hun. Yes the older they get the more the bond grows closer and closer and I love it. Such a gift to watch. It’s great watching them interact. I love capturing these little moments as much as the bigger milestones for them to look back on when they are grown.

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  24. Oh Jenny they’re just adorable – and you take wonderful photos! The bond between them is just so obvious and that will stay, don’t worry. How great that they adapt so well to change too – they’ll be just fine πŸ™‚ #ShareWithMe

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  25. Oh they are so cute together! I know you’re a positive person, so you can look forward to the time when he is at school to spend that special mummy-daughter time together (after all, he had his mummy time first :)) and it’ll be cute to watch them get excited about being together again after school! x

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    • I was thinking that today actually. How amazing it will be when he gets home from school and she will squeal with delight. Yes I can’t wait for one on one time too. It will be amazing.

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  26. What a wonderful blog post..it really struck a chord with me. i would have loved my mum to blog about normal days that I had with my brothers! One day I hope that M will have a sibling its Such a wonderful bond to have. Thank you for hosting and writing such a heartwarming post! πŸ™‚ xx

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    • Thanks Sophie for your beautiful words and compliments. I feel very blessed to have them both and I would have loved to have the same with my childhood so I love doing it for my two to look back on now.

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  27. They look so affectionate together! It’s lovely when siblings show their closeness like this. For all the little moments where our three niggle each other, so many of their best moments come when they’re all on the sofa together (frequently they’re all sat on me …)

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    • Thanks. I know the feeling. They love jumping on me all at the same time and trying to get the most space on Mommy or daddy’s lap can be a struggle. Hahaha think doggy pile. Lol

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  28. Awww what gorgeous photos and so special to capture these ‘ordinary’ moments which are actually very special moments. Such little cuties! x

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  29. Grace says – They look they re having so much fun together. I reckon they’ll stay like this even when Bubba goes to school. I liked looking at the photos too πŸ™‚ #sharewithme

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    • Thank you. Yes I hope it long continues. I am glad to capture their little moments together as much as their big moments so they can recall them when they are older.

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  30. This post made me cry. My son started school last September and its the best thing that had happened to him. But on some days like this afternoon I miss him a lot. I want a hug from him and thats not allowed now. I have to wait till after school. So yes make the most of your time before school. #sharewithme

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    • Ahhh bless you. I didn’t mean to make anyone cry big hugs. I think it won’t be as hard as I still have MM at home but man when she goes to school I will probably cry too. Empty nest and all.

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  31. What a lovely post! My youngest started school a couple of years ago now but there is 5 years between my boys, they never really played together like that. These days they play pool, football and basketball together. It’s less cute than your two but still heartwarming.

    Your children look so happy that I’m sure, regardless of change, they’ll remain the best of friends. xx

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  32. So precious. It makes me wonder whether my little one would have wanted a sibling. I guess you can always second guess every decision. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Sorry to go off topic but I LOVE the way you’ve dressed your sofa – I’m off to search for home decor posts. I need to get a new sofa and me and my other half can’t reach an agreement!

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  34. They are so lovely together, and what a lovely idea to turn the sofa around, its the little changes that can entertain them for the longest isn’t it.

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    • Thank you Caroline. Yes we like to get creative and do silly things like turning our sofas around to stare out the window. Any little change the kids love!

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  35. A bit late, but came back to comment on last week’s share with me..
    It’s a lovely heartfelt post, and you are right, those little moments are the most precious. They are unique to you and your kids – they help to make them who they are even though they will not remember them.

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