Siblings (January)

Posted On January 21, 2015| 8 Replies

This month I have decided to participate in the siblings linky.  I have been following the siblings series for a while but until now have not taken part (I’m not sure why).  I am excited at participating and hopefully at the end of the year I will have a collection of happy sibling memories.

I can not believe how time flies.  I no longer have a small person and a baby I now have two small people in tow.  These two small people are both cheeky and independent.

Harriet loves her big sister and gets so excited when it is time to pick her up from school.  I know she misses her sister during the day as she will seek out Amelie’s Mr Doggy.  I will often find her curled up on the sofa giving Mr Doggy a cuddle or she will take him with her for her afternoon nap.


One minute they love each other with hugs and kisses and the next minute they are shrieking and screaming.  With Harriet’s lack of speech she is becoming increasingly frustrated hence we are getting a lot of hitting, pinching and pulling of hair and unfortunately when Amelie does something she doesn’t like she is often on the receiving end of her frustration.  Harriet can get quite jealous and will try and push Amelie out of the way if she is sitting next to me or having a little cuddle.

On appearances my girls are very similar, however as their little personalities develop Harriet by nature is much more intensive and determined where as Amelie is fiercely independent.

For some reason the girls LOVE peering out the window.  They will sit for hours playing on the window sill leaving little games for me to clear away at the end of the day.


Another of my girls favourite activities at the moment is swimming.  Some weeks we will end up going two or three times.  It is a lot easier now that Amelie can swim because Harriet is a liability.  She literally runs in and throws herself off the edge.  You can not take your eyes off her for a second as she is off.  There have been a few times where I have had to streak out onto the pool side in my underwear to retrieve her.  Little monkey.


I am excited to document and see how my girls change over the course of the next year.


dear beautiful

8 Replies on “Siblings (January)

  1. Bek Dillydrops

    My children also miss each other when my eldest is at school. It’s lovely that they enjoy swimming so much, even if Harriet likes to live dangerously 😉 You have shared some wonderful photos. I am looking forward to reading February’s Siblings post :-) #Siblings

    1. MummyandMimi Post author

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am always a bit worried about my photos. This is definitely an area I would like to improve in. I do enjoy (even with it’s stresses) taking them swimming living so close to the sea I think its important for them to learn. I am looking forward to seeing everybody’s adventures next month.

  2. amber rose

    your two girls are SO beautiful! They sound so sweet, as well! I also have two little ones- a boy and a girl. My boy is 4 1/2 and my daughter is 2 1/2. How old are yours? My kids are also the same… one minute they are playing nicely, laughing and running around. The next kicking each other and one is screaming and crying. It’s madness! But love, at the same time :)

    Great post!

    1. MummyandMimi Post author

      Oh my goodness, tonight has so been one of those nights in our house. At one point I had one on the naughty mat and the other one on the naughty step. I couldn’t hear myself think. My eldest is 5 1/2 and my youngest is going to be 2 next week. She is such a pickle – very cute but a pickle. Thank you for commenting on my post it means a lot.

  3. lucy

    Hahaha, they look so cheeky peering out of the window together. My two love a good session sat on the windowsill watching the world go by too. Thanks so much for linking up with Siblings. x

    1. MummyandMimi Post author

      Thank you for your comment. They are a right cheeky pair. I am constantly telling them to get down, I have even tried putting something in front to stop them but to no avail. Funny what a nosy pair they are. I wish I had linked up to siblings before. I am already planning my next post for the next link up. X

    1. MummyandMimi Post author

      Thank you so much for your comment. I am pleased to hear that the love hate thing is normal. It is driving me a bit crazy at the moment. I know I used to fight with my sister but I thought that was something different. When they are being nice to one another they are so cute. X


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