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  • Siblings Project in May

    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.

    If you enjoy reading Goblin Child, please consider nominating us in the MAD Blog Awards.  We probably fit the Baby, Writing and Photography categories the best.



    1. May 15, 2015 / 7:34 am

      oh Amber I think these may be my favourite of all your pictures of the twins yet! I love the bluebells as a backdrop but the boys’ expressions just steal the show. They are very definitely little baby boys now, not so much of the newborn any more and it’s lovely to see their personalities come shining through!

    2. May 15, 2015 / 7:51 am

      Such a beautiful setting for their photos, gorgeous boys! Lovely to see the differences coming through already, too x

    3. May 15, 2015 / 9:31 am

      Holy smokes Amber. These are just stunning!!! x

    4. May 15, 2015 / 10:57 am

      Oh Amber — just look how they’re growing up!! I wish this baby phase lasted a little bit longer. This time next year you’ll have two, walking talking little boys!! It goes SO fast! Lysander looks just like you — I can see you in his face. Scrumptious — the pair of them x#Siblings

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

    5. May 15, 2015 / 12:52 pm

      They are both so cute! I loved seeing my children’s personalities starting to shine through as they got older. And it’s nice to see family resemblances too.

    6. May 15, 2015 / 3:49 pm

      Oh they are so cute! I’m feeling very hormonal now and would exchange my 3 older kids for an afternoon of baby cuddles.

    7. May 15, 2015 / 10:26 pm

      Oh they are changing all the time aren’t they? Such a lovely age! Next month they will both be off I am sure! Love the bluebells, I really need to look up where our local woods are! #Siblings

    8. May 16, 2015 / 7:52 pm

      oh they truly are little people now. Beautiful boys and that setting is so perfect!

    9. May 16, 2015 / 9:39 pm

      My goodness – they really are changing! Such beautiful little creatures, your two boys. Their different personalities do shine through in these images. x

    10. May 17, 2015 / 12:05 pm

      These photos are adorable, I LOVE how you can really start to see the difference in their little faces. I really hope I can meet these cuties in the flesh one day. They are adorable, these are amazing pictures. I hope you have a phenomenal first holiday all together. xx much love

    11. May 17, 2015 / 8:59 pm

      Gorgeous photos as usual and what a lovely bluebell spot. It’s lovely to hear about their developing personalities and their differences! You are getting a real glimpse now into the little people they will be come (FAR TOO SOON).

    12. May 17, 2015 / 9:51 pm

      Such gorgeous pictures. I love the way you’ve captured their own personalties.

    13. May 18, 2015 / 7:32 pm

      I always love your photos. I can’t believe how quickly they are growing, it reminds me that my little lady will be one in about seven weeks and I don’t remember her as a tiny baby. It’s lovely to hear how they are developing, proving that we are all different x

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