The Siblings Project {February 2018}

This is my first The Siblings Project post, linking up to Dear Beautiful. I try to take a lot of photos of the kids together, especially when we have events, and as often as I can, but hopefully this will help when we don’t have many plans.

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February is birthday month for both Holden (1st Feb) & Eden (12th Feb) so lots of opportunities for them together between birthdays, their parties and days out. They both love animals and that has definitely been the running theme this month as Holden wanted an animal birthday party and Eden asked to be able to feed lemurs at the zoo on her actual birthday!

At Holden’s 6th Birthday Party
Ready for Eden’s 3rd Birthday Party
Feeding the lemurs at Five Sisters Zoo on Eden’s 3rd Birthday
Ready for another party

I waited to publish this post until after the 22nd as on that day, Eden was exactly half Holden’s age. She was 3 years + 11 days, the same age Holden was when she was born and he was 6 years + 22 days. I thought that was a fun fact to note as it would be the only time it happens.

22nd February 2018 – Eden was exactly half of Holden’s age!

What Gaynor Did Next

Hello and welcome to my new blog What Gaynor Did Next. I’m Gaynor, a 36 year old wife, mum of two, and an Architect, living near Edinburgh. I married Graham in 2010 and we now have two children, a son called Holden (6) and a daughter called Eden (3).

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I started my first blog Our Day by Design┬áback in 2009 when I was planning our wedding and documented the whole process. I continued to write about our life when Holden was born then Eden, however, lately it just hasn’t felt like the right place to write about what we are up to now.

We have always loved to travel and visit new places. Our very first holiday together was all the way to Australia in 2003. We have been all over the world since then and we spent our honeymoon in Sri Lanka and the Maldives (getting an extra 5 nights due to the ash cloud) then our first anniversary in Bratislava and Vienna. Our first anniversary gift to each other was a travel map which we made and we are still adding to it now, just with different coloured pins for the kids. Holden’s very first trip on a plane, at 7 months, was all the way to Perth in Australia, nothing like starting small! Eden didn’t get left out as we took her to Dubai for her first flight at only 6 weeks old (yes people thought I was nuts!)

I have lots of adventures to document from all of our travels together, some that we took with Holden as a baby, a toddler, then with Eden as a baby and now with two children so this feels like a good place to start as well as writing about our daily adventures as a family of 4.

Our most recent big trip was to Dubai and Hong Kong in May 2017 {before we were restricted by school holidays} which took my countries visited to 30 however we also went to Center Parcs, Disneyland Paris, Buckinghamshire and Boat of Garten last year. Our next stop, and the first of 2018, will be Iceland in April.