Siblings in June

We are halfway through the Siblings Project for this year already.  If you have been participating, please take a moment and glance at your picture from January.  Do your children look very much younger?  Mine certainly do.  I can’t believe how bald they were!  Nor how unfocused. (They’re much cuter now.)

Now that the twins are seven months old, their interactions are starting to become more varied and rather interesting.  Until recently they have co-slept with us but over the last couple of weeks we have made some attempt at getting them to sleep with us in a cot next to our bed.  They seem ready for the transition, aside from that they absolutely and positively cannot sleep next to each other.  Poor Lysander was distraught last week when he awoke to find himself pinned down by his brother, who was sucking on/dribbling over his head.  His howls had my partner Kirsty and myself racing into the bedroom – he was terribly distressed and we assumed that he had been quite injured from the noise that he was making!

They have also begun to fight over toys.  This is still novel enough to prove amusing to us, although I’m sure it will get old quite fast.  It’s fun to watch them battle for the same object.

On the flipside they are able to play together now!  This is such a joy.  One will shake a rattly toy or press the buttons on a toy that lights up, and the other one will laugh and wave his little arms.  For me, probably my favourite thing about having twins at the moment is watching their emerging relationship.  Quite suddenly they are not just babies but brothers.

My beautiful little boys.  It is so much fun to watch them grow.

 

This month I’m sending you to Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for some beautiful photographs of her girls, Mads and LL, picnicking together.   Like me, Katie is a huge fan of backlit photography and her blog is always a visual treat.

My Two Mums and Goblin Child have made it to the finals in the Mad Blog Awards!  We would love it if you would vote for us to win in the Best Baby (Goblin Child), Best Family Fun (My Two Mums) and Best Photography (Goblin Child) categories. 


 

 

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  1. June 15, 2015 / 8:17 am

    Look how long their hair is getting now! I can’t wait to meet L!

  2. June 15, 2015 / 9:40 am

    I absolutely love reading about their relationship as it grows, twins are such a special and unique thing aren’t they? And I think that maybe a lot of that sibling bonding just happens way faster when they are so well matched in development. My two are only really beginning to squabble and tussle over toys quite recently,
    and it’s so funny that your two are already doing that.
    Absolutely beautiful photos, they are looking so gorgeous and cheeky, and also oh-so-grown up lately. x

  3. June 15, 2015 / 11:32 am

    And there it is. Just like that they’ve lost their newborn looks.

    It is SO weird — literally it changes from one month to the next. I noticed it with my boys and now I’ve noticed it with yours. Part of it makes me a little bit sad but mostly I’m filled with utter excitement, wondering how those two gorgeous little creatures are going to grow up! Exciting times ahead! X #Siblings

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

  4. June 15, 2015 / 1:06 pm

    They are just gorgeous little boys!

  5. June 15, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    Oh my look at them! How lovely that they have started playing together now, it must be lovely to grow up with that twin sibling ever close x

  6. June 15, 2015 / 8:25 pm

    They really have grown into beautiful little boys. We moved Little E into a cot at about 6 months so I think you are doing it at the right time. How funny that they can’t sleep together considering they shared a space for nine months. As always beautiful photos x

  7. June 15, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    So many gorgeous gummy grins! Man, so gorgeous and I just LOVE that final photo of both of them happy and wrapped! x

  8. June 15, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Gorgeous photos (but I would expect nothing less!) this time of year is just so wonderful for taking pics with all the natural backdrops.

  9. June 15, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    Oh poor Lysander – what a way to wake up!! And yes, when I look at January at least one of my children looks MUCH younger – and balder too! Where has this year been going, I’m sure I blinked and suddenly it’s June. Your lovely boys look adorable as always and I know what you mean about the personalities starting to come through, they’re starting to have their own expressions and you can see the little boys they will be as well as the newborn baby stage.

  10. June 15, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    You can really see their little personalities coming through in these photos! So gorgeous! #Siblings xx

  11. June 17, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    I CANNOT stand the cuteness. It makes me broody. Just look at them. And their little smiles. x

  12. June 18, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    It has just clicked for me. Your twins are so lucky that they have a ready made sibling in each other. How amazing is that?! I know I sound like an idiot, like ‘duh!’ but really, I couldn’t join in Siblings until I’d gone through two whole pregnancies – your boys are so lucky to have each other going through everything at the same time – they’ll be such support to each other through life – puberty, exams, everything x

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