Me and Mine in August

One of my favourite things about the Me & Mine monthly portrait linky is that it goes live on the day that the twins turn another month old.  Today the twins turn ten months and are transitioning rapidly from babies into young toddlers, with all the fun that entails.

This month they have become very steady on their feet, experimenting with taking their hands off of the walls.  They have learnt to copy each other, clapping and bouncing and shouting in unison.  They mimic sounds, have learnt ‘high five’, and Lysander is making an attempt at feeding himself with his spoon.  Kirsty says that Balthazar recognises the colour yellow but I’m not sure that I believe her.  Lysander now shakes his head when he’s unimpressed.

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One of their favourite games is rolling a ball back and force between each other, and they play a great game of ‘boo’.  They like to push each other about in boxes and to bang on the washing machine.  Balthazar once managed to get in it, at which point he became extremely alarmed and shrieked for help.  They like to shut each other’s fingers in cupboard doors, necessitating constant watching in the kitchen.

This month we went camping and attended the twins’ first ever festival.  Josephine-dog was invited along too as the festival was intentionally dog-friendly, and had a great time snacking on salad – yes, really! – and exploring the beach.

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It’s been a fashionable month.  Kirsty updated her collection of jumpers and Amber promptly pinched them, before complaining repeatedly that Kirsty had nothing to wear.  The boys were sent some gorgeous bodysuits to review from Maxomorra’s new AW15 collection which have attracted many compliments ranging from their 80-year-old great grandma to several trendy-looking teens on the Southbank.

Lysander celebrated six months of treatment for his haemangioma and a much-improved eye.  He still clearly needs the medication but we’re hoping that he’ll be off of it by January.  They have six teeth between them (four for Lysander and two for Balthazar) but have not yet learnt to bite.

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And we celebrated a year of blogging!  You might notice that the blog is looking at little different today.  My blog’s ‘birthday present’ of sorts was a new layout which should be easier to navigate and look a bit cleaner and brighter.  We’re all quite in love with it – what do you think?  Let me know if you spot anything that needs adjusting, especially if you know how to fix it!

So that was our month.  How was yours?

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19 Comments

  1. Jodie
    August 30, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    the new look is beautiful!! Definitely showcases your talents Amber. The boys are looking ever so grown up lately and they sound like two very cheeky monkeys.

  2. Jenny
    August 31, 2015 / 9:17 am

    Huge congrats on one year of blogging that’s amazing. I am coming up on my second year in September I can’t believe it. You have done so well. Loving the family captures too so beautiful. Your little ones are sooo adorable always make me broody when I see your photos. #meandmine

  3. Kerri-Ann
    August 31, 2015 / 9:18 am

    I love the fun element to your photos, a really gorgeous collection indeed. And the blog looks lovely too x #meandmine

  4. LauraCYMFT
    August 31, 2015 / 10:11 am

    Loving the new look. Gorgeous photos. What a beautiful little family.

  5. Maria (one tiny leap)
    August 31, 2015 / 10:55 am

    The blog is looking great Amber, congratulations on your bloganiverary!! Your babies are so adorable, and you’ve got some seriously cute photos there! We’re yet to go to a festival with Charlie, but it’s definitely something I’d like to change next year 🙂 xx #meandmine

  6. Jenna
    August 31, 2015 / 11:27 am

    Gorgeous photos – I love the one where Josephine’s head is almost resting on your shoulder.

    The boys are always so well dressed. 🙂

    The blog looks beautiful, you’ve done an amazing job. Congratulations on your year in blogging. xx

  7. Debs @ Super Busy Mum
    August 31, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    LOVING the new look you guys and what a gorgeous, GORGEOUS little family! x

  8. Jane - Our Little Escapades
    August 31, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Love the new look. Great photos again this month. Your two really sound like they are coming on, and you have a word! I’m very impressed x

  9. Katie @mummydaddyme
    August 31, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    The blog is looking mighty fine Amber, love it, you have done a really good job. And gorgeous photos as always. They are growing up fast those twinnies. But are utterly gorgeous. x

  10. Sophie @ Mum, M & More
    August 31, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    Lovely photos..so natural! Cognates on 1 year blog birthday, I love your new layout 🙂 x #menandmine

  11. Amy @ Very Much So...
    August 31, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    These are lovely photos, your boys are gorgeous! Love your blog’s new look too x

  12. Bex @ The Mummy Adventure
    August 31, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    Congratulations on a year blogging! And I think Balthazar is clearly a genius 😉

  13. Julia @ Rainbeaubelle
    August 31, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Loving the new blog look – looks great! Your photos are so loving too and your babies just look so squeezy and cute! xx

  14. hayley
    September 1, 2015 / 12:07 am

    Love the new layout and beautiful family photos as always!! #meandmine xx

  15. Alexandra @imeverymum
    September 1, 2015 / 6:03 am

    I love the new layout. Your blog always looks amazing. Happy Blogiversary, we’ve just had ours on the 8th of August. You’ve done so amazingly, achieved so much and really made an impact for all the LGBT Mums out there. These photos are gorgeous, hope next time we meet, we can meet beautiful Kirsty too xxx

  16. Carie
    September 1, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! I love the new blog layout, it’s so fun to see all your pictures. And yay for another Me and Mine shoot, those boys get cuter by the minute and very clever too – Pip is just starting to cruise but then there is rather a lot of him to get balanced!

  17. Donna
    September 3, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    These are such beautiful happy photos. Love them all! Loving the new blog too x

  18. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    September 3, 2015 / 11:49 pm

    Beautiful photos of the four of you – glad that Balthazar was rescued quickly from the washing machine, that must have been a shock for him! Happy blog birthday 🙂

  19. Clare @ Maybush Studio
    September 9, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    I just looked at how fabulous those photos are of you guys and realised I really need to buy a remote for my camera! 😉

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