Finally – I’ve found a marvellous patch of bluebells and only a 15-minute trot from my own front door! I knew as soon as I came across this spot that it would be the perfect site for my monthly Siblings Project photoshoot.
This month has highlighted the differences between my twins.
Balthazar is desperate to be on the go, he has learnt to push himself up on his hands and knees and rock frantically in the hope of getting somewhere (and then he cries to find himself in the same spot!). He rolls over and over to get around a room and has learnt to shuffle backward. Nothing is safe and the dog has taken to sleeping in high places so as not to find herself suddenly grabbed!
Lysander sits. Over the last week or so he’s become quite the expert sitter, holding himself in that position for a good few minutes at a time before tumbling over. He loves to be cuddled on a lap and to be carried everywhere and cries to find himself alone in a room without a mummy. He can roll but has shown no real interest in crawling just yet.
I love how this image illustrates their different personalities. There is Lysander, ecstatic because not just one but TWO mummies are talking to him and singing… and Balthazar would just like to eat his bluebells in peace, please. He is so fiercely determined. He looks like my little sister in this picture; she used to scowl just like this when she was small. Actually, we have a photograph of my mother doing the same. Hm.
I can’t quite believe how much they have grown and how evident their personalities are in their pictures now. I look at these images from my January Siblings Project photoshoot and they looked like such little barely-formed things, and now they seem like real little people.
They are such loved babies and I think that we’re doing a good job of adapting our parenting styles to suit them as individuals, because they should never have to adapt to fit to us. Unless you count a love of ponies, anyway. A love of ponies is mandatory.
Today I have the pleasure of sending you to the gorgeously creative Keri-Anne, who has real life fairies living in her home. Do go and take a look, and leave her a lovely comment too.
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