Siblings in August

Siblings drawing

Siblings drawing

Being a sibling this month is full on hardcore 'I love you', 'play with me', 'GET OUT OF MY ROOM!' Kitty and Ozzy are very close anyway but the Summer holidays thrusts everyone together in what I would either describe as 'relentless hell' or 'wonderful times' - depending on when you ask me.

Suffice to say we've been enjoying many days out so far, at 5 and 6 years old, they are full of energy and if we spend a full day at home their restlessness is obvious. The photos I'm sharing this month came from an impromptu afternoon out at local Exbury Gardens. Armed with a picnic and the only notepad that the local post office could offer us, we headed out and after much running about I suggested we stop and draw some of the things around us. This was a bit of a wild card suggestion as Kitty loves to do things like that but Ozzy less so. But they embraced it and before long they were so busy chatting and sharing ideas of things to draw next that I managed to slink back, pop on the zoom lens and stalk them from afar...

Siblings drawing

Siblings drawing

I love my zoom lens for shots of my children, because it lets me get in on the action without being all up in their faces and intrusive - I find it makes for more natural shots.

Siblings drawing

Siblings drawing

Siblings drawing

Siblings drawing

Siblings drawing

Siblings drawing

Siblings drawing

Siblings drawing

Siblings drawing

Siblings drawing

Fresh air really does do wonders for children and I was thrilled at how much they enjoyed drawing outdoors - of you get the chance to do it this Summer I can thoroughly recommend it!

Children's drawing

Children's drawing

Of course, they didn't just draw...

Siblings

Siblings

Poser

Poser

Wait for it ...queue final comedy shot that captures Ozzys cheekiness perfectly...

If you haven't come across this Siblings linky yet then here's the info: Siblings runs every month on the 10th, the linky is open for the rest of the month. The linky is the brainchild of Lucy from Dear Beautiful Boy and hosted by 10 bloggers. Each month the 10 bloggers who host send their readers onto one of the other hosts blogs - and this month I'm spitting on my hanky, rubbing those biscuit crumbs from your face and sending you on to the lovely Katie from Mummy Daddy Me... Her blog is lickably nice so be sure to pay her a visit and see what her two girls have been up to.

dear beautiful