Siblings | May 2016

Hurrah, I’m on time with my Siblings project post this month! I think this may actually be the first time ever… The secret to my success? I started trying to take the photos a couple of weeks ago. Which was lucky, because again we had a few failed attempts. I’ve put a few of the outtakes on my Instagram if you want to see what happens 90% of the times I try and take pictures of the three of them together. It’s not that I want them posed, I much prefer natural pictures anyway, it’s just that most of the time it’s hard to even get them all in the same shot.

Greta is the clown of the group, so I can always count on her to do something completely ridiculous like lick her brother’s face or fall over backwards to try and get a laugh. Or, one of her favourite tricks is to sit down where I’ve asked her to next to her brother and sister, only to jump up again as soon as I pick the camera up. At least it gets everyone laughing (except me of course after the 15th time).

Mabel will at least humour me and go along with sitting still for a while, but if she’s annoyed because she’d much rather be playing with her dolls or going down the slide or whatever, it will be written all over her face. Mabel is not one who likes to be told what to do, she’s definitely a leader, not a follower.

Ernie bless him is the easiest of the group. Unless he’s hungry or tired, he’s more than happy to sit with his sisters and be entertained and I’ve never known a baby that is so easy to get a smile out of.

So this month we finally had success when we gave them some dandelions to blow while we were out for a walk. Such a simple activity, but something that they all enjoy and can do together (well Ernie can watch). Still not the best photos in the world (although possibly the best ones yet), but it doesn’t matter. It’s not about perfection, it’s about capturing these three together as a unit, as they are at this moment in time. And that’s something that honestly I think I would rarely do if it wasn’t for having this blog and joining in with the siblings project.

 

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  1. May 15, 2016 / 6:57 am

    These are gorgeous! I agree take them somewhere with no real distractions and you have more chance of getting some shots. X
    Laura @dearbearandbeany recently posted…My Girls…MayMy Profile

    • Louise
      May 15, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      Thanks Laura! x

  2. May 15, 2016 / 7:18 am

    Gorgeous photos, they all look so content sitting there together. I like the group dynamics, too, with the different personalities at play x
    The Reading Residence recently posted…Siblings May 2016My Profile

    • Louise
      May 15, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you! They certainly are a funny little trio x

  3. May 15, 2016 / 7:37 am

    I would say these are perfect shots! Such a beautiful spot, and I love the concentration in the girls faces with those dandelions – and then Ernie watching… so sweet!! xx
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    • Louise
      May 15, 2016 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you! They actually have a bit of trouble trying to blow the seeds off and so they are trying to blow really hard bless them x

  4. May 15, 2016 / 8:37 am

    These are gorgeous pictures!! The perfect distraction that also is a brilliant photo prop!! Will have to remember that one!!! I agree, joining in this project is a great push to make the effort of getting monthly pictures together xx

    • Louise
      May 15, 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you! I’m so glad I stated a blog for just this reason, so many family memories captured forever x

  5. May 15, 2016 / 9:37 am

    They are adorable photos, and kids (obvsiouly!) – I much prefer the natural look where they are interacting with each other. Lovely. x

    • Louise
      May 15, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you! Yes me too which is lucky because my kids couldn’t do posed if they tried! x

  6. May 15, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Oh your gorgeous kiddies 🙂 I love all these meadow shots this month. The weather has been beautiful! I love your kids names too x
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    • Louise
      May 15, 2016 / 9:16 pm

      Thank you! Yes it has been lovely, in fact the sun was a bit too bright for photos and left them looking a bit ghostly white haha x

  7. May 15, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Oh what gorgeous photos in a beautiful setting too. I love the dandelion. This makes me a little excited for the future when our baby boy is sitting up and interacting more with his sisters. So lovely. xx

    • Louise
      May 15, 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you! Ah it will go so quickly believe me you’ll be here before you know it and wondering where the last 5 months went just like me! x

  8. May 15, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Aww they make a gorgeous trio in a lovely spot – I like the idea of giving them dandelions, I must try that with mine to reduce the chances of one of them running away as I press the shutter!!
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    • Louise
      May 20, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you! Yes, distractions are a must, the struggle is real!

    • Louise
      May 20, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you!

  9. May 18, 2016 / 9:53 am

    Dandelions – Genius! I’m most certainly stealing that trick next month!

    I have the problem where my youngest always want to take a look at the photo on the camera screen, after every single photo! I honestly take over a hundred photo’s each month and hope that I get at least one where they are all looking in the same direction.

    It’s worth it though, to have these pictures to look back on at the end of the year.

    xxx

    #siblings

    • Louise
      May 20, 2016 / 10:16 pm

      Haha oh bless her that’s sweet but probably not the most convenient thing to stop after every photo! My girls are always trying to take the camera off of me and take their own pictures!

  10. May 19, 2016 / 8:59 am

    What gorgeous photos! They all look like they are having so much fun sitting in the grass together blowing dandelion clocks and I love the slightly confused look on Ernie’s face in the first photo – it’s like he’s wondering what his sisters are doing 🙂

    • Louise
      May 20, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      Oh thank you! Haha yes he often has that look on his face funnily enough!

  11. May 20, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    Aww gorgeous photos! You’ve got to love kids with character! You must be so proud of all three of them – one for the mantel piece definitely!

    • Louise
      May 20, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Thank you, yes character is one way to put it! But yes I’m very proud of them x

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