The giggles that echo around the house. The thud of four little legs racing after one another. The songs sung by one mouth and danced by the other. Two little people squashed onto one yoga mat, bodies entwined together. The quiet whispers of untold secrets. The silent cuddles and noisy giggles of hide and seek. The heart warming voice reading a story heard many times over. The beautiful sounds of childhood, the adorable visions of play. This is what it is all about for me right now, this is what I have always dreamed of and this, this is what I get to live with, every day – well mostly!
I often feel like I sit here writing these updates and I am repeating myself, or maybe it has all been said before; like this is the best it can ever get. Yet somehow I still sit here a month later and I just can’t stop myself. Having siblings continues to be a huge eye opener for me in every possible way. It certainly is a rollercoaster on a daily basis don’t get me wrong but when I look back at this month I feel like it was good. I know it was good and I almost don’t want to leave it behind.
Eva especially has been so very affectionate lately and is wanting to include Roma in everything she is doing, she is really enjoying her company and what she gets out of playing with her now, not just to humour me or keep her amused either. They actually live in this world of make believe together. It is a beautiful thing to witness.
I think it has helped that we had 10 wonderful days together for half term and with the warmer weather we have opened up the playroom again (it is the conservatory so can get cold in winter) and spent lots of simple time outside blowing away the cobwebs.
This month Eva has loved half term, two trips to different sea life centres, dressing up for world book day, losing her first tooth, moving up a reading level to grey, her term topic of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starting yoga classes and taking photos with my camera!
Roma has loved our trip to Legoland discovery centre, dressing up, playing in the playroom, getting in and out of her car seat by herself, doing jigsaws by herself, riding her bike and scooter by herself, pretty much anything by herself. Oh and pretending her teeth are wobbly too, anything to emulate Eva.
These photos were taken at the weekend and they do sum up their month, Eva’s affection, and the fact that Roma is so desperate to be big like her sister that she wants to do everything she does – like hang from trees, until she got up there and actually realises it isn’t quite as fun as she had envisaged!
I feel like I have been slightly gushing this month and whilst of course there have been meltdowns and squabbles, Eva closing her bedroom door in Roma’s face and Roma kicking it in retaliation – to name but a few, it has just been a lovely one. I finally feel like they are getting a friendship, a playmate and the relationship I dreamed of when fighting so hard to give Eva a sibling. To give them each other and it will always be the best thing I ever did.
So here they are in March, my sisters, my daughters, my world.