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  • Siblings in January

    Eleven weeks old today, my boys don’t have much of a siblingly relationship yet. They seem to be aware that the other is there, and occasionally we realise that they are holding hands (although we think that is likely by accident), but the bond is not yet there. That’s okay; they’re only tiny still.

    Ever since we learned that the boys were of the male persuasion, I’ve been fascinated by the concept of brothers. I find myself wondering frequently what their relationship will be like, imagining them holding hands as toddlers, sneaking out of the house together as teenagers, ‘best man’ at each other’s weddings.

    Whilst none of this will be happening this year, I’m nonetheless wildly excited to be cohosting The Siblings Project, the brainchild of the lovely Lucy over at Dear Beautiful. Every month I – and the other members of the Siblings Project team – will be capturing some images of our children’s siblingly relationships and writing about them on our blogs.

    We took the boys out for yet another wintry walk through the woods. As you can probably tell from the blog, we spend rather a lot of time out of doors even in the colder months. It’s certainly easier to take our photographs outside rather than battling to find enough natural light indoors, even if we do have to dress the boys in a bazillion layers in order to prevent them from crying. In these pictures, they’re each wearing their nappies, socks, two bodysuits, leggings, trousers, a t-shirt and their jumpers! They looked like little weebles.

    Could you identify these two as brothers? I’m not sure that I could…

    Their furry ‘sister’ insisted on sharing the attention.

    Some mummy-babies love.  Aaw.

    This month I’m sending you over to Annie at Mammasaurus, who blogs from my favourite place in the world.   Her photography is just gorgeous, and she has a knack for capturing her children as people, rather than the blog accessories that I sometimes feel mine to be!  I could spend all day on the Mammasaurus blog, losing myself in her words and images.

    Have you taken any pictures of your children this month?  Link them up below, and post them over at our brand new Facebook page.

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    1. January 15, 2015 / 8:09 am

      Oh aren’t they just gorgeous! And yes there probably isn’t much of a sibling awareness right now but I bet that won’t be the case at the end of the year and it’s going to be amazing to see it develop 🙂

    2. January 15, 2015 / 9:40 am

      Oh I think they look very alike! You are very good getting out of the house so much, I hibernate like a bear during the winter months!!

    3. January 15, 2015 / 11:20 am

      They are so sweet, I love looking at their pictures. I bet they aren’t really aware that they are two individuals yet as the other one has always been there. They probably think they’re the same person, like they say baby doesn’t know it’s a separate entity to Mummy in the beginning. I love perusing your blog. #siblings

    4. January 15, 2015 / 11:40 am

      Oh gosh, what beautiful photos. You have really, in your words, captured your babies as people. really looking forward to following these photos, it’s a lovely idea for a series x

    5. January 15, 2015 / 1:03 pm

      I think it is clear that they are going to have different personalities when they are older, with one much more interested in the camera than the other. Beautiful photos (as always), so lovely to see them changing #Siblings

    6. January 15, 2015 / 1:50 pm

      Aah, that last photo is just all snuggly gorgeousness! x

    7. January 15, 2015 / 4:44 pm

      Oh, they are so cute! And it’ll be great to capture them and their relationship each month, practically from the very start of their lives, too x

    8. January 15, 2015 / 5:08 pm

      Aaaah they’re so tiny — makes me remember so clearly when mine were that age. I have always been aware the the baby days are finite but I CANNOT believe quite how quickly it goes. They’ll be walking, talking boys before you know it!! Just gorgeous! X

    9. January 15, 2015 / 7:37 pm

      What little cuties! A very good friend of mine has twin girls who are just a big younger than your boys. I look forward to seeing your photos and how they change each month x

    10. January 15, 2015 / 7:45 pm

      What gorgeous photos – I bet you can’t wait to see the bond grow between them as they grow.

    11. January 15, 2015 / 8:11 pm

      Gorgeous! I’m very impressed that you managed to get your little men outside for these shots (it’s inspired me to try to get some more natural light outdoors photos of my two). I can definitely tell that they’re brothers! x

    12. January 15, 2015 / 8:37 pm

      Oh my goodness, they are just THE cutest! Boys are the best and brothers make the best of friends, you have so much to look forward to with yours. Can’t wait to watch them grow up together over the next year! xxx #siblings

    13. January 16, 2015 / 10:05 am

      Beautiful siblings shots of your two little ones! Makes me remember my fraternal twins (boy and a girl) at same age.

    14. January 16, 2015 / 1:40 pm

      Oh I knew they would be lovely (and broody enducing) and I wasn’t wrong! So so cute. It’s going to be such an amazing journey raising these two future best men, and I’m so excited to see them over this coming year, they are going to change so much in twelve months it’s crazy. x

    15. January 16, 2015 / 1:43 pm

      Awww they are super cute together. They definitely do look like one another.

    16. January 16, 2015 / 10:40 pm

      Beautiful photos – your boys are so adorable. I think you can see that they are brothers although the likeness between them is more apparent in some photos than in others.

    17. January 17, 2015 / 1:02 am

      Your boys are beautiful and although they are not identical, I can see a resemblance in their face. These pictures are gorgeous and I’m sure will be treasured forever.


    18. January 18, 2015 / 8:54 pm

      Oh I love these! Those outfits are adorable, they still look so newborny – not even a word but hey! and those squishy pouty lips, beautiful! wonderful set of colours here x

    19. January 20, 2015 / 6:00 pm

      Lovely photos, was excited to read that you are co-hosting this linky too. Your boys have got so big since last time. What are you feeding them? ;0) I think they will have a fantastic relationship, I’m looking forward to reading about how their bond will develop x

    20. January 22, 2015 / 5:10 pm

      Gorgeous photos, it will be so wonderful to see how their sibling bond develops, being both brothers and twins. I’m so pleased to be joining in with Siblings this year 🙂

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