Athena & Arlo – January 2017

Having almost a month off our normal weekly routines and spending so much time together has done wonders for these two. Of course there are the normal bickers and spats but in general all is smooth sailing with Big A and Little A! There are even some evenings where I can prepare dinner on my own in the kitchen without having to go and break up a tussle over a toy or the best side of the sofa!

Although I have a new camera these were all taken on my phone, partly because this was a bit of a wet and muddy walk and I haven’t got a case for my camera yet! We went for a long walk last Saturday and wherever Athena went Arlo followed, or vice versa! The woods we were walking round had some pre-built dens and hideaways as it’s used for air-soft when it’s less wet and windy! They loved shouting to each other when they found something new to crawl under, climb over or pick up. The pair of them spent a lot of time dragging sticks around too, in fact the footwell in the back of the car has a few sticks in still a week later, as whenever I try and take them out the protest!

Arlo is doing pretty well at the old ‘sleeping through the night’ thing, he’s had a stinking cold recently but once he’s asleep (which is the hard bit!) he’s generally down for the night with the odd brief wake up for water, or to let off wind! As soon as he’s sleeping through consistently we’re going to get bunk beds and chuck the kids in together, so we can have our bedroom back! At the moment the kids get a bedtime story in Athenas room (which I often feature on insta-stories) and Athena is really keen to have Arlo share with her! I’m not convinced they’ll be getting much sleep, mind you!

athena and arlo january siblings
Arlo couldn’t manage to even hold this in front of his face for a quick photo without taking a bite, Athena got the just though!
 athena and arlo january siblings
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  1. 14th January 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Arlo is so big now, I love how close they’ve become. LOVE their matching wellies x

  2. 15th January 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Oh I love winter walks and adventurous playtime outdoors. What lovely captures to kick start this year’s #siblingsproject Those cookies are truly AMAZING!!!

  3. 15th January 2017 / 1:51 pm

    Love their matching wellies – so cute! I’m glad the time together has helped their relationship to develop and become closer. Sometimes it can have the opposite effect! #SiblingsProject

  4. 15th January 2017 / 1:58 pm

    hehe how cute are the biscuits? I LOVE the yellow wellies. My two are in different ages in shoe terms which is very disappointing after seeing the 🙁 Lovely lovely photos x

  5. 15th January 2017 / 8:03 pm

    They look like they are really adventuring in that top shot! It sounds like they have really got into their groove and its so nice when they can entertain each other when we have to do things, like cook dinner! x

  6. 16th January 2017 / 11:49 am

    Ooh after our little convo before, a big YES to bunk beds, especially if it means you’ll all get more sleep, I find it so important for my sanity! Lovely snaps too, you can’t beat a winter woodland walk #siblings

  7. 16th January 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Hurrah for outdoor adventures!

  8. 18th January 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Aww, they look like they were having a great time in the woods. I’m glad we’re not the only ones with a car full of sticks too! #SiblingsProject

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