Sisters in June – The Siblings Project

Can time please slow down?! I feel like it was only last week I was sat here writing my Sisters in May post and now here I am again.

We’ve had a busy few weeks celebrating my birthday, followed a few days later by Lili’s 5th birthday. Her actual birthday fell on a Tuesday this year, which meant she was at school for most of the day. This is the first year I’ve not spent the whole day with her on her birthday, which made me feel slightly sad. To be honest, I did think about keeping her home, so that we could go to Lego Land or somewhere similar and really celebrate the day (like we’ve done the past few years) – but then ‘parental responsibility’ kicked in and I realised that I couldn’t do that. She’s now five years old and has to go to school! As it turned out she had the ‘best day ever’ at school (her words) because she had special treatment from everyone and  was called up in assembly where everyone sang happy birthday to her.

This year we also held her first proper birthday party, which we had at Hobbledown Farm in Epsom. We invited lots of her school friends and she had the most amazing birthday cake made by my super talented sister-in-law. It was a three tier chocolate and vanilla cake, decorated to look like a scene from Frozen… it even had mini characters and tasted gorgeous. As you can imagine the birthday girl was completely over the moon! If you fancy taking a look, you can see some pictures on my Instagram feed.

Other news is that Poppy has now officially had enough of her cot bed and is desperate for a ‘big girl bed’. We literally have to have the same conversation with her every night, as she complains and climbs out of the cot. This little one is in such a rush to grow up and be just like her big sister, who she really looks up to. She’s also told us that she no longer wants to wear nappies as they’re for ‘babies’ and of course she’s ‘not a baby’. In all fairness she is two and a half and potty training is something that’s been on my ‘to do list’ for the past few months – I was just waiting for the weather to get warmer (honest!)

So in summery, one of my babies is now FIVE years old! And the little one is graduating to a big girl bed and out of nappies all at once. Like I said at the beginning of this post, can time please start to slow down?! sistrs-in-june-4 sisters-in-juneThese shots were taken last week at Polsden Lacey, my favourite National Trust venue in Surrey. As you can see Poppy took a liking to my hat, which she actually wore for most of the day. She’s so into her accessories; hats, necklaces, headbands, sun glasses, handbags, you name it, she wants it!

dear beautiful




  1. Alice June 15, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    I missed my daughter when she had to spend the day at school – seamed wrong somehow. Lovely photos! #siblings

  2. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) June 15, 2015 / 7:35 pm

    Those photos at Polsden Lacey are just gorgeous – what a beautiful setting for your siblings shots. Glad your big girl enjoyed her fifth birthday – can imagine it was a little sad to be the first one where you didn’t spend the day with her. Good luck with starting potty training and with the transition from cot to big girl bed.

  3. Carie June 15, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Oh those photos are lovely, and what a beautiful backdrop! It sounds like you’re on the cusp of some big milestones, the sort where you can’t kid yourself they’re not growing up!! Good luck with the potty training :)

  4. Katie @mummydaddyme June 17, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    Such gorgeous photos Heledd and they are both looking so grown up! x

  5. Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations June 27, 2015 / 10:25 am

    Ahhh… Polesden Lacey! One of our favourite haunts too! Lovely shots of your gorgeous girls! I can’t believe we’re nearly in July already!

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