We have come upon the middle of May and this year has definitely been jam packed full of excitement, traveling, family and friends, and new things for us all. I can imagine from here on out it will only get busier if that’s even possible. I am exhausted just thinking about it all. I often wonder how I am not killed over from the back to back adventures we have been going on lately. Not that I am not grateful for each and every one of them. I truly am and I love a busy life as we only get to live once and I want to know I have lived it with my family fully.
This month has been special for the kids as their Uncle Russ (my brother) has been visiting from the states for the first time ever. So it’s a little bit of a sibling celebration for us having my kids together and me and my brother together. As the kids play or run around and laugh with each other I look over at my brother and remember us so vividly doing the very same together at their age. It’s amazing how much my daughter is like me and my son is like my brother. I always mentioned it brings back memories but having my brother right in front of me and my kids I can’t believe how alike two sets of siblings really can be. So I will document the kids siblings journey as I always do here but I will give a little mention of my own sibling experience this month.
B and MM are growing at the rate of weeds. My friend laughed at me the other day when I said this but weeds do grow so very fast and are pesky and I love my children but they can be pesky too. So it really does suit these two. Lately, some days can be hard to handle with them both going at a rapid speed. One with get the other even more hyper and more silly and before I know it I have two toddlers in fits of laughter, hyper and not willing to go to sleep or eat dinner whatever the task at hand may be. It makes me laugh (afterward they are fast asleep) that they can make each other laugh so hard and be so silly together. I know most of the time I should laugh along with them or leave them to it as they are just having fun but it can be hard when you have had a long day and two toddlers are running around the house like it’s a disco.
I always thought that maybe MM would be the quiet, and relaxed one since B is so hyper and that’s just not the case. It only takes one of them to go in with a tickle attack to the other and the craziness begins. Not in a fighting way but in a I attack you and you attack me now let’s chase around the house and ignore Mommy way. This is how they gang up on me. If they both aren’t crying together at my feet they are running away from me in laughter together either way it’s always together. A true team at heart. I often wonder what a third siblings would do to their bond. Would it change it at all? I am from a big family and I am close with my siblings so I wonder would it just be another sibling for them to bond and love or would they stick together and the third feel left out of their team? It almost worries me enough that I don’t want a third but then I love a big family dynamic so it’s a tough call.
B is loving…
Digging a hole at the beach with Uncle Russ.
Learning to catch a baseball like Uncle Russ.
Wearing Uncle Russ’ baseball hat.
MM is loving…
Rock (mud) throwing at the beach with Uncle Russ.
Climbing all over Uncle Russ like a jungle gym.
Uncle Russ throwing her in the air and catching her.
We did what we do best and hopped in the car last minute for a lunch on the beach. The weather had forecasted rain but when it came morning time we saw the sunshine and ran for it with a bucket in one hand and our lunch in the other. It was just a good excuse to get the kids out of the house for some fresh air and my brother to see the coast. I absolutely love Formby beach. I can see us going there a lot in the coming years. The sand is soft and the beach is clean and there are so many trails to have a good walk in the forest too. It’s just a beautiful place close to us.
The kids absolutely had a ball with Uncle Russ, who was digging them deep holes in the shape of boats and having them laying down in them. At one point MM was laying in the boat (hole) and B was scooping sand as fast as he could on top of her, burying her alive. She was loving it. When we go to the beach I let me ocd slide and let them completely get filthy, wet, sandy, muddy, you name it. I want them to know when we go there, we are there to have fun, exploring and play with no restrictions. I love watching my two kiddies play together. Even if they are having an off day and pushing each other around we always end the day in B’s bed with a bedtime story and them cuddling up together to listen. That’s one of my favorite times a day to see them kiss and hug each other good night.