Athena & Arlo – January 2018

Oh these two, they keep me on my toes! This month more than ever I have been playing referee between them, though that’s not to say that there haven’t been some really lovely moments too… like when they shared a bed at a hotel we stayed in at the weekend and then decided when they were back home that Athena needed to sleep in the bottom bunk with Arlo, two nights in a row! Only it wasn’t all lovely it was a nightmare as they then argued, screeched and ended up having to be separated after an argument with the duvet.
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We’re in the middle of half term at the moment, so Athena has been home a lot more which I’ve loved, and Arlo to to a certain degree. It does mean that I’m having to field more ‘he hit me, she hurt me, he snatched my toy, she stole my whatever…’ type bickering sessions. When we’re out and about though this happens a lot less so we’ve been spending as much time outside as possible this month, despite the chilly weather… which doesn’t seem to bother these two!
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These photos were taken on a trip we all took to Leeds Castle in Kent on Monday, with Sam’s mum. It was a chilly but gorgeously clear day and apart from a few slightly gormless faces I really love them, Arlo’s gappy grin and Athena’s cheesy face, and the fact they’re holding hands! I think I might get one of these printed for the wall!
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9 Comments

  1. 15th February 2018 / 9:21 am

    I definitely feel like more of a referee than a mum sometimes! Gabe has got a bit violent lately too so I have to keep physically separating them – it’ll get better one day won’t it?!

  2. 15th February 2018 / 9:35 am

    Absolutely beautiful photographs, you can’t beat a castle for a photo backdrop! x

  3. 15th February 2018 / 2:58 pm

    Awww these photos are so cute! And it looks like the weather was amazing, if not a bit chilly

  4. 15th February 2018 / 5:47 pm

    Gosh, your kiddos are growing up so quickly. Look how long Athena’s hair is!!

  5. 15th February 2018 / 7:34 pm

    We’re on half term here too and all we’ve had is bicker bicker bicker! Leeds castle looks gorgeous! I’m jealous it looks like youve had some dry weather, it’s rained constantly here in Yorkshire this week! x

  6. Hannah | MakeDo&Push
    16th February 2018 / 10:40 pm

    What beautiful photos! We’ve had a good half term – although H had had enough of B by this morning so I’m looking forward to Monday… xxx

  7. 17th February 2018 / 5:52 am

    Aww they’re so lovely. I did not anticipate bickering at all. It’s 3 ways here though and everything gets blamed on the baby 🙂
    Leeds castle looks amazing and I think you do need one of those pics on the wall

  8. 20th February 2018 / 2:24 pm

    I think they should tell you that referee comes with the word mum when you have siblings for sure! Glad there have been lovely moments in between though! x #SiblingsProject

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