Me & Mine in July

Another month passes in the blink of an eye and today the twins turn nine months old.  Three quarters of a year.  It’s such a brief space of time and yet it feels like we’ve always had them here with us.

This month Lysander’s little mouth suddenly erupted with teeth and Balthazar is not terribly far behind – we think that we might be able to spot one emerging.  My mother-in-law taught Lysander to clap and I missed it because I was at Bubble London.  Later that day, I also missed my mother teaching him to say ‘MamamamaMA’ which we think might have been his first attempt at ‘mummy’.  Balthazar steadfastedly refused to clap for a whole three weeks and then decided that it was jolly good fun after all and now he does it whenever he wants attention, which is most of the time.  It is adorable.

We didn’t go away this month but we made time for plenty of fun.  We splashed in the river, and the twins finally met a dear friend who had travelled to London from Greece.  We had a photoshoot with a professional photographer, the results from which I’m LONGING to show you, and surprised my in-laws by turning up on their doorstep for a sleepover.

I went to my first children’s fashion trade show and met lots of interesting people.  It was fascinating to see the upcoming collections from some of my favourite brands and to discuss how I, through my work as a blogger, could help to promote them.  Several interesting opportunities have arisen off the back of those meetings, one of which you’ll hear more about next week.  Kirsty got the shock of her life earlier this month when she was asked to fetch something from the fridge and found a new babywearing wrap in there but she’s been practicing lots of new carries and is super happy.

You may notice that poor old Josephine is looking a bit sorry for herself.  She had a dodgy hair cut a few weeks ago when someone – ahem – decided to take the clippers to her rather than book her in to see a reputable, qualified groomer.  A week or so later her ‘boyfriend’ at the park, who is twice her size, pounced on her for no apparent reason, outcome: three stitches under general anaesthetic or an ugly scar.  We opted for the ugly scar due to her age and so her face is going to be a bit lopsided from now on.

So that’s our news from July!  How are all of you?

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12 Comments

  1. July 31, 2015 / 9:08 am

    oh poor Josephine! I’m glad the rest of you have had a much much better month, filled with all sorts of happy adventures- and I can’t believe how big the boys are getting, clever little babies that they are!

  2. July 31, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    These are lovely photos. Love the light in them. Just gorgeous.

  3. July 31, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    Oh Josephine!!! Poor thing!!! Lovely photos as always hun, just love the light!! Also, the boys have the most amazing eyelashes, always mean to say!! #meandmine xx

  4. July 31, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    What gorgeous shots of you all! Sounds like a lovely month, and your little one’s clapping sounds like lots of fun. It is so special when they learn a new skill isn’t it. Can’t wait to hear about your new blogging opps, exciting! x #meandmine

  5. July 31, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    These are truly beautiful and I always love your little captures each month with your two adorable cuties that always also make me broody. Glad you are having a lovely time. Children fashion trade show sounds ace. Lucky you. We have been so busy in America this summer but home in the UK soon. I hear the weather is bad but glad you caught some sun and nice weather here. #meandmine

  6. July 31, 2015 / 11:34 pm

    It was lovely to see you twice this month! I love your photos, you look so happy and poor little Josephine, she is still gorgeous

  7. August 2, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    Beautiful photos as always Amber and I love the light in them. I haven’t noticed before but how gorgeous is your hair? Stunning! And poor Josephine, hopefully she ended that relationship pronto?! x

  8. August 2, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    Poor Josephine!! Hope she gets better soon 🙂 I’ve dreamed of going to Bubble, maybe next year! Lovely photos of all of you as always x

  9. August 2, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    Oh no poor Jasmine! I think she looks bloomin’ cute though despite the dodgy do and her war wound.

    Every time I see photos of the boys I’m amazed at how much they’ve grown. And now there’s teeth and clapping and mamammama’s!

  10. August 2, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    Oh I mean’t Josephine! I am typing in twilight, that’s my only excuse.

  11. Shivie P
    August 2, 2015 / 11:47 pm

    Beautiful family & stunning photography as always.

  12. August 3, 2015 / 10:22 am

    You always capture rays of sunlight so well! Your poor Josephine – she does look a bit sorry for herself.

    Your lovely boys are really growing so fast. My little one has learned to clap hands recently too, it is unbelieveably cute!

    Kelly x

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