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Siblings (January)

Siblings (January)

It’s not for the 1st time this month that I’ve written about the bond between my sons. I’m in awe how well my older 2 have taken to the adjustment as a family of 5 and how easily they accepted a baby into the family.

siblings (Tween & baby)


Tween has inherited the gentle, nurturing gene that both my Dad and Grandad had. He fusses and soothes his baby brother in a way that melts my heart. The clasp of hands and stare of adoration show the love and care that he has in ways that need no words.

I don’t get to photograph my Teenager as much as Baby and Tween, he lives in fear of any photographs ending up on Facebook (or Wicked Wednesday) with out his pre hair rub and clothing  seal of approval. Most photos I do manage to snap, are of him wearing his hood up hiding from the world and all its irritation. (Why are teenagers easily irritated? I put it down to a mixture of hormones and tiredness.) The touching moments when he is with his siblings are ruined by the mere flick or my hand towards my camera so I was lucky to get this one of the 3 of them at Baby’s Christening. But what it does show is the protection and proud ness he feels for his youngest sibling. He’s not phased to be seen out and about carrying him, the first thing he does after a long day at school is to seek him out, cuddle, chat and blow raspberries.  His annoyance at his Tween brother is lessening. They share a love of computer games, it’s their common ground of which I’m strangely thankful of. Tween idolizes him and everything he does. In a recent hero theme day in school he went as his brother on the grounds that he’d know nothing about Minecraft, XBox or skateboarding if it wasn’t for him.

siblings / brothers


I’m linking in with the Siblings Project to capture my boys each month and remind myself how special the relationship is which they share, with the hope that when the going gets tough, I can pop back and remind myself how the good times look.

dear beautiful


  1. 11th January 2015 / 11:21 am

    What lovely photo’s! Gorgeous looking boys. #MySundayPhoto

    • 11th January 2015 / 6:35 pm

      Thank you, they get away with a lot with those eyes!

  2. 11th January 2015 / 4:14 pm

    What a beautiful set of photos, it’s clear to see just how much your teen and tween love their younger brother. Teens are impossible to photograph but they do come out the other side as I’m finding with my eldest!

  3. 11th January 2015 / 4:55 pm

    Aww! What a lovely photo! They are just too adorable x

  4. 11th January 2015 / 9:20 pm

    They look so close. What a great set of photos

    Thank you for linking up

  5. 12th January 2015 / 10:59 am

    Some gorgeous shots – looks like you have some very affectionate siblings there. 🙂

    • 12th January 2015 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks Tim. They are. I get told that boys are more cuddlier than girls quite often.

  6. Jenna
    12th January 2015 / 11:13 am

    What a gorgeous family have. I love the photo of the three of them together. You must be so proud.

    It’s wonderful that the older two have adjusted so well to a new member of the family.

    Thanks for linking up with our #happydayslinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  7. 12th January 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Gorgeous boys you have! These are all lovely photos, especially the one of tween looking at baby. The bond between siblings is so special isn’t it?
    Thank you so much for joining in with our #HappyDaysLinkyhope to see you again next week! xxx

  8. Emma T
    12th January 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Good looking boys. Bet it’s nice that they get on, and I love the black and white photo of the tween checking in with his baby brother #livingarrows

  9. 12th January 2015 / 10:25 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous photos- so glad you’re able to capture these moments as each grow into their own person.

  10. Alexandra @dontcallmestepmummy
    13th January 2015 / 2:24 pm

    I love these photos. Their bond is so evident. Your teenager is a very handsome chap, isn’t in funny how they always want to avoid the camera? I love all these pictures, great captures #livingarrows

    • 13th January 2015 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you, I’m sure he’d be fine with me taking a photo if I gave him time to do his hair.

  11. anne russell
    14th January 2015 / 1:51 am

    This is such a lovely photo of your 3 gorgeous boys.

  12. 14th January 2015 / 11:34 pm

    Such handsome little men. #livingarrows

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