Wow I can’t believe it is May! Where has the beginning of this year gone? I feel like each month gets busier and busier and I struggle to keep up with everything we have going on. Our weekends seem all booked up now until I leave for America for two months at the end of June. I fear it will be Christmas before we get to chill out and relax. This month you both have changed so much. You both are really growing up before my very eyes at a rapid speed. I never thought it would really go this fast. It makes me sad when I think about it, like life doesn’t give me long enough to cherish and capture each moment before the next is happening. I never thought that watching you both love each other would be such an honor. I had this notion of watching you both grow and your individual milestones occurring, side by side, but I never dreamed there would be a third honor of watching you both as a team. It’s that extra added pleasure of giving you both a sibling. Someone to be there for you, to trust, that knows everything about you, in the family, forever.
The dynamic between you two has slightly evolved now that you both are getting older. Missy Moo you are crawling all over the place and now big enough to pull yourself up on things which is keeping Mommy very busy in our non-baby proof house. You are not interested in walking, not even close. That’s ok. Your crawl has become a shuffle by dragging one of your legs behind. It’s quite entertaining. All this has brought on a new attitude in you Buba. You don’t understand why she is moving around and getting into things. You now try to be Mommy, for Mommy and yell, “No don’t touch that” and push your sister which always results in tears. I know you are just trying to help Mommy out. So the three of us go round and round all day.
But when you both are being your happy normal selves and not green eyed monsters, together you melt my heart still. Your love for each other is so strong and written all over your faces when you look at each other. Buba you have figured out how to play peakaboo with a blanket with your sister, just the two of you. Something I am sure you have seen Mommy do a million times but when I hear from the kitchen you shouting,”peakaboo” followed by giggles so loud and hard from you Missy Moo, I couldn’t be more proud of the bonding and memories you both are making together along side your secret language that you both share when no one else is around. The one thing that hasn’t changed this month is you both wanting to be with each other at all times. If one is on the bed, the other has to be. When I wake you both up from your naps, Buba you always call out to your sister as I wake you first just to make sure she is getting up too. If one is having a bath the other wants to jump in and join in. Even though you both are starting to pester each other in little ways, you both still want to know where the other is at all times. Like above, while I was taking Missy Moo’s 10 month photos and Buba, all you wanted to do is give her a kiss in between takes. She lit up like a lighthouse when she saw you peep over the basket. Missy Moo your smile to your brother says it all!
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Such big smiles – properly infectious as I’m grinning away here now!
Awww thank you so much. They really are infectious. I had a video of them laughing together but couldn’t get it to download boo. Glad they made you grin!
Leanne @suggys.co.uk/Leanne says
Beautiful!, i love how Missy Moo is sat in the washing basket! kids absolutely love those things hehe… gorgeous photos 🙂
She would live in one if I let her. Although her chubby legs are getting too long for it need a bigger one! lol ahahha they are so fun. Buba kept asking if he could go in too. I said you are more than half Mommy’s height not a chance bucko. lol
The Reading Residence says
Beautiful photos, full of happy smiles and love. It’s great to see how they always want to be with each other, isn’t it? Mine are the same 🙂
Yes I love that. I don’t have siblings that are close close in age like ours so it was a bit different dynamic but I love watching them. It’s like almost having twins at times isn’t it. I think moreso when MM is 3 and Buba is 4 it will feel that way.
Rachel - 3yearsandhome says
How adorable is Buba in his new glasses?!! I hope he’s okay with them. My eldest is also a mini-mummy and wants to help all the time – some good, some bad. I keep having to give him ‘responsibilities’ such as watering plants, folding laundry to stop him helping with his little brother – he does wash his hair for him in the bath though which is super cute (luckily, the little one doesn’t mind a ton of water going in his eyes).
Yes oh my goodness that sounds just like Buba he has to have chores like empty the dishwasher and help take out the recycle and trash and laundry otherwise he just wants to help with things he can’t help with like ironing! lol and disciplining Missy Moo. lol Glad he isn’t the only one. Yes he is great with his glasses I am very shocked but we found out that he is really really bad eye sight so as soon as he put them on he was like I can see Mommy so much. So he hasn’t taken them off. It’s hard to get used to looking at him and him looking different at first. Just hope he can still play sports and it doesn’t hold him back ever.
Mummy of Two says
What a lovely post and gorgeous photos. That last one is beautiful – she looks so amazed by her big brother.
I think she really is. Thank you hunny. They are getting so big so fast I can’t believe it.
Beautiful photos! It made me smile when you said Missy Moo’s crawl is more of a shuffle. Scarlett was the same, she would always leave one leg behind it took her a while until she managed it and then she was off x
That’s the funny thing Missy Moo has been crawling forever normal and fast but now she wants to sit up and crawl at the same time. Its crazy. I put a video of it on instagram can’t stop laughing at it. lol
They are just adorable and SUCH great photos!!!
Thank you. They are fun. I am ever so grateful to have them close in age and watch them learn and grow so closely together.
Sooo cute. My middle child was totally thrown off when his sister started being able to “mess up all his stuff”. They usually play pretty well but now that she’s not so fragile he does like to rough her up when he thinks I’m not looking.
Exactly. It’s like he has a new wrestle buddy. He gets a pinch and takes a mile thinking she is as big and sturdy as him now. lol I keep trying to explain she is still a baby. But she moves mommy! hahaha
older mum in a muddle says
What a beautiful relationship they both have – love that they both have to be on the bed together – and gorgeous pictures!
Thank you. Yes it’s fun now but when they both start to go in opposite directions it will get challenging. lol
Oh hasn’t she got the most killer smile – and what a wonderful big brother to be able to elicit such smiles. They’re growing and changing so much each month and just getting cuter and cuter together!
Thank you so much Carie. I know I can’t believe how much they have both changed lately especially Missy Moo. Her hair I swear is growing right before my very eyes. lol
such a look of love
Thanks Rebecca. They definitely are two peas in a pod.
Such beautiful interactions, you can tell how much they adore each other x
Thanks Sonia. They really do even when they are pestering each other they still do.
Kriss MacDonald says
What beautiful captures of the love between them.
Thank you Kriss. They really are a great pair. I love watching them interact together.
Actually Mummy... says
She’s just so sweet, and that “love you but you irritate me” thing is just so typical of siblings. How do you make her keep that beautiful headband on??
Hahah i have always had them on her every day since she was 4 weeks old so I think she is just so used to them being there she doesn’t notice. hahaha It really is a typical sibling thing isn’t it? I so remember it between my own siblings.
Katie @mummydaddyme says
These are just gorgeous Jenny, they totally capture their bond and the way they interact with each other. So unposed and lovely. x
Ahh thanks Katie if only I would have videod her bashing his head and him giggling instead. I never think of it until after. Worried I will miss the moment. lol
This is so lovely Jenny. And I wholeheartedly agree with your words about the added honour of enjoying seeing your children together as a team. I was the same and just thought two kids would be the joy of parenthood, times two. But there is something extra special about seeing those shared moments that totally melts your heart. x
Thank you so much Lucy! It really is such a pleasure to watch them both grow and change together. You are so right there is that extra specialness too about it all. I can’t imagine having only one now. I would never have know this great feeling of watching them love each other. Thanks for hosting.