Athena & Arlo – February 2017

Athena has really been embracing her role as ‘Sister’ over the last few weeks. Often she’ll say she has do to do something because ‘I am the sister’. When we get home she will now take off Arlo’s coat, hat and shoes and the best part is that he is so happy for her to do it! He plonks himself down on the bottom step of the stairs and holds his feet out saying ‘shoes, shoes!’ until she takes them off! It really is the most lovely thing. I took these photos on a little day out we took last week, just to a local old fogey bowling green with a little park and a cafe too. We had a (stressful for me probably not for them) lunch and a little explore around the garden.

I caught the last image below the other day when they were both just say watching a film together, out of the corner of my eye I see her put her arm around him! It works both ways too, ‘Afeena’ is the first person Arlo asks for in his sleepy state in the morning, and can’t go to bed without giving her a big open mouthed lip smacker and a cuddle before bed. He loves getting into bed with her for a story, and we did try putting him down for a nap in her room but it wasn’t happening, he still needs cuddling to sleep! We are planning on selling Athenas cabin bed and getting a proper set of bunk beds so that he can have a proper bed rather than a makeshift cot bed mattress on the floor under hers, it might make the situation a little more appealing!
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5 Comments

  1. 15th February 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Oh they look just so close! LOVE them!! You really just start to feel the love as they get older and the age gap gets less noticeable x

  2. 15th February 2017 / 7:28 pm

    awwww I love the arm around. If that was me, it would’ve been over before I got the photo so top marks for speed there 🙂
    I love it when they help each other out. I actually had a bit of a row with Lizzie about her putting her shoes on and little G brought some shoes for her. It was so cute. They really do look like they have a whale of a time together. Lovely, precious moments xx

  3. 18th February 2017 / 11:47 pm

    Oh bless her putting her arm around her lil bro, they look so cute together.

  4. 21st February 2017 / 10:50 pm

    This is so cute. The shoes and coat thing reminds me of when my eldest really started taking an almost mother like role and she liked to do the same too x

  5. 14th March 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Ahh they sound so close! We have a double bed for our kids rather than bunkbeds because they like being in together for a cuddle bless them xx

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