Buba, your have become your uncle. I watch you and your sister and it’s like watching an old movie of me and Uncle R with a little more age gap but not much. The way you love and pester your sister at the same time, the way you want her to play but only with certain toys, it’s the same. I see flashbacks of when I was growing up while I watch you and your sister interacting. I see it in the photos I capture of you both. The best part of it is I am hoping that if you are like us back then I hope you will be like us now. We are close, we share our daily lives and adventures still together even when there is a whole ocean between us. We have a strong bond. I can see you and Missy Moo developing this and I hope it long continues into your adulthood. You are a great big brother, protective of her when other kids push her over at the park in the soft play area. It’s a “only I can push my sister” kinda of love. It tickles me. I know what that love is like and it is the type only siblings can give you. You are finding your emotios now too. You get upset more when you don’t understand something and we try to explain it the best way we know how. We are attempt to get through the night without you wetting the bed. It’s a long process but one we hope you will master before September and you start school. I fear your heavy sleeping is not helping you or I in the matter, but I stay optimistic.
Missy Moo, your hair is growing in, on a daily basis and now lies down the nape of your neck. I can’t believe it. We have bought you barrettes for it now as your headbands were started to rub your head too much with your hair. You look so grown up with barrettes in your hair now. I sit and wonder where my baby has gone? How are you going to be two years old this year? Did I miss it? Your baby days seemed to have been shorter than your brothers. You seem to have grown up faster and more mature than he did at this age. You know how to manipulate us as well as your brother, it’s a fine art I must say. Your words are coming on everyday, with new ones added and a better pronunciation too. I am looking forward to this summer in America again with you so you can take it all in more. You won’t just be a baby lying in the shade but a toddler running and jumping in Grandma’s pool no doubt right along side your brother. You love watching him and learning everything he is doing or saying and copying it. I think that’s part of the reason you are growing up so fast as you have a great model to lead you even in your naughtiness. My little partners in crime, you make me laugh, you make me cry and for all of it I love you!
Elaine Croft says
They are so cute!
Thanks for the commenting sweets! 🙂 You are always there to help, appreciate it so much.
Oh Jenny what beautiful words and gorgeous captures of your children. the time just passes by in a flash doesn’t it. Things like watching faces change and hair growing are such markers of time. How beautiful they both are xx
Yes it certainly does. I can’t believe it, its’ flying by way too fast. Hair growing I couldn’t agree more. lol It makes me sad that they are only little for a little while.
They smile just beautifully! Mine do a semi-gurn when they smile 😉
Ahh thats sweet. They grow up way too fast. Thats why I love this project so much. Thank you Annie.
You Baby Me Mummy says
Such smiley children huni! Lovely pictures x #LivingArrows
Thanks hunny, they really are, I feel blessed. Love the living arrows project, looking forward to another great year of it.
What beautiful children they are! And how bittersweet it must be to watch them grow.
Thank you ever so much Amber that’s so sweet of you and thanks for stopping by and commenting. I am so grateful for both my little cheeky monkeys they are fun to watch and they are so close, such a great bond to watch grow.
You have beautiful children! I love what you’ve written about each of them, it gives a little glimpse into who they are right now but also how lovely it is to watch them change and grow. Vx
Thank you so much. Yes I love writing them notes each week so they have something to read when they are older. A glimpse at how mommy was feeling and getting on with them both as well as milestone markers and the things they are doing at certain ages.
They are so alike aren’t they? I love his cheeky smile, and her sweet smile. Beautiful x
Thank you Lauren. Yes they look so alike it’s uncanning. Especially when you look back at Buba at this age. Identical. Both cheeky indeed too!
Alexandra @dontcallmestepmummy says
I always love reading about your two, they remind me so much of my own. It’s wonderful to watch a younger sibling learning from the older one. Little comrades together, usually up to mischief and having so much fun doing it. This is a lovely post. Beautiful captures #livingarrows
I think the younger one always matures faster and learns more as they have a constant role model around. It’s great to watch them together.
Mummy Says says
I’m so glad you are doing this again this year, they are just gorgeous and it’s a lovely way for your to record all these memories as they grow and change x
Thank you. I really wanted to put them in a book each year for the kids but I write too much and tried and it took hours to incorporate so I at least have them here for the kids to look back on. I love the project but still would do it. I love the idea of writing to them each week. So they have things to read from Mommy.
This is lovely Jenny! They sound like they are so gorgeous together, just the right amount of boisterousness and love!!!! Xx
Thank you hunny. Oh yes boisterous indeed! But so much fun too.
Mummy Tries says
Gorgeous little pair my darling, and it’s fab they get on so well for the most part 🙂
Thank you so much hunny. Yes true siblings.
sarah christie says
What a lovely post, my youngest son is the double of my brother too, sometimes I feel like you like its a snap back in time x
Jess @ Catch A Single Thought says
Gorgeous photos Jenny! I can remember thinking Eli was growing up so much quicker than Meg did, maybe it’s a second child thing? Or because I wanted to keep him my baby forever lol…now he’s going to school in September and I don’t know how it went by so fast!
Potty Mouthed Mummy says
Oh I love your living arrows and the words you write about each of them, just beautiful Jenny
Such beautiful photos and so glad that there is such a lovely sibling bond between your children. I too find that the baby days have seemed so much shorter second time around, it goes by too quickly!
Zena's Suitcase says
They are just gorgeous Jenny, and everything you say and photograph of them brings that special bond to life. I bet sharing America with them both this year will be a different experience again.
Lisa H says
Gorgeous photos hunny, it definitely is a second child thing, J has grown up so fast! x
I tried to comment on this already Jenny but it keeps bombing out! Anyway, I was basically saying how I love your sentiments about the brother/sister bond – I truly hope that mine feel like that about one another one day! Missy Moo seems like a real character – definitely keeping her brother on her toes! x
The Reading Residence says
Oh, they look so grown up! Totally adorable. I see myself and my little brother in my two children, too, and it gives me lots of flashbacks to my own childhood x
Louise @ Birds and Lilies says
Aah, such a lovely post. It sounds like they already have a great bond and what a lucky girl your daughter is having such a protective older brother; I’ve always wished I had an older brother (I’m the oldest). Do you go back to America for the summer or just for a holiday? I bloody love America xx #sharewithme
Megan - Truly Madly Kids says
Such sweethearts! I love that they remind you of you and your brother when you were little! #sharewithme
Thanks they sure do. I have great memories too so it’s a constant reminder. 🙂
Laura Evelyn Bee says
What beautiful photos and such lovely summaries of where your little ones are at in their lives right now.
Love the new web design too. x
Thanks Laura. I love doing weekly updates for them as they change so much at this age. 🙂 Thanks not sure about design yet??? I am waiting a logo to be made for me.
Emma T says
Aw, lovely pics of them again. And now I definitely know what a barrette is!
Oh yes sorry I didn’t even think about a barrette. Is it sliders? My uk terminology is small. lol
We just call them hair clips Jenny – barettes sounds much more fancy! 🙂
I did comment earlier today on my Kindle Jenny but it seemed to disappear! I’m loving your new font by the way 🙂 I was going to say that it’s amazing how one minute you seem to have a baby and a toddler and the next minute you have two children who look just like contemporaries – where did Missy Moo’s baby years go just like that?! The nice thing now is that you will see them enjoy things in a different way each year like Missy Moo in the US this year. So many great things to come for you guys this year Xx #sharewithme
Jess Paterson says
Ahh, so adorable, Jenny. I love these little insights into your children’s relationship as it grows. x
Such beautiful words! Gorgeous pictures of them both too!
Not A Frumpy Mum says
So lovely Jenny, they are both looking so grown up (and very very cute!) xx
Your words are beautiful, full of kindness and love and your kinds are gorgeous. Why is it the second child seems to grow up so quickly? Breaks my heart a little.
Thanks for hosting #sharewithme xx
Ting at My Travel Monkey says
So lovely. You’ve made me feel very broody now Jenny, as I see the amazing bond between Buba and Missy Moo. x ps. Love the new look site!
Such lovely smiles! #sharewithme / #livingarrows
AH they are both growing up so fast! Where does the time go? Beautiful photos as always x x
Lystra Maisey says
Hello there, I really loved reading this post-it’s wonderful to take stock and reflect on how much our children change, and so quickly! And wonderful photos too x #sharewithme
This post is what has influenced me to join Living Arrows this year. Your words are beautiful and if I was your children I would love to read this and this is why I am doing it for mine (I hope!)
Your children are beautiful and they sound like really fun cheeky characters! 🙂
Thank you so much. Glad you are joining in too. Thats’ great. I love writing these to my kids. No one else writes their to their kids but I wanted something they could come back to and read when they are older.
Alice Young says
This is such a beautifully written post, amazing to have these to look back on and remember what they were like and to watch the bond between them grow!xxx
Thank you Alice. I thought so. I would love to put them all in a book for them one day!
mel @mydaysni says
I loved this, and you can really see that they have a close bond and love each other. I had a big brother, and I think every girl would benefit from having one to push her around, and stop others doing the same! Great post x
I couldn’t agree more darling. Everyone should have a big brother and a sister. I was lucky enough to have both. Big brothers really are the best protection growing up ever. And sisters are a great bond too. Thanks hun.
Nikki Thomas says
Oh my goodness, they both seem to have really grown up since I last saw a photo of them. Where has your baby gone? Such beautiful photos of two beautiful children and so lovely that they remind you of your relationship with your brother.
Thanks Nikki. I think so and I see them everyday. It’s almost spooky that I can watch them change right in front of my very own eyes. Thanks I am trying to be better at capturing special good moments instead of just chasing them around with a lens in their face all day. lol