117 weeks and 3 days | Siblings {June}

This month has passed so quickly. It seems like just yesterday that I was writing about my two tiny boy’s adventures in May — and now I’m doing the same for June. Amazing to think that this is the 6th instalment in this years Siblings project and we’re marking half a year with these photographs.

Things have been so much easier since the sun has made an appearance. To be able to open the doors wide and let these little siblings play in the garden has been a real joy. On the warmer days we’ve put up the tee-pee and the sand pit and I’ve watched them play; listened to them giggling and chattering to each other.

The only bad thing about the sunnier days is Cosmo’s eczema. It seems to have worsened with the heat and his pale little body is covered with angry red patches. Even the Aveeno — which I usually swear by — is not managing to keep it at bay, as it usually does.

It makes me feel so sad — and helpless — so I finally gave in last week and took him to the doctors. We’ve been given a heavy duty ointment and I’m keeping everything crossed it will help to  calm it down a little.

Today is grey.

The sultry heat has given way to thunderstorms and we are confined to the house.

The boys have a tendency to be loud and fractious on days like this but fortunately my mum and dad are here and they are providing a welcome distraction.

All day I’ve heard  —

‘Nana and Papa! Nana and Papa!’

— as they vie for their grandparents’ attention. It’s very sweet. I love hearing their little sing-song voices saying recognisable words. And it’s lovely that they are so excited to spend time with my mum and dad too.

Having just lost the last of my own grandparents it makes it even more poignant that the boys should spend as much quality time with theirs as possible.

These pictures don’t have the charm of last months photos though. No beautiful hazy summer sunlight today. The skies have been overcast and the light in the cottage minimal.

That said, they’re a true reflection of real life. A little moment in time, captured for our virtual memory box.

Bean stained tops, snotty noses and bedheads.

My two beautiful babies; tiny twin siblings.

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About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

50 thoughts on “117 weeks and 3 days | Siblings {June}

  1. Oh that evil eczema. My 3 year old suffers from it as well. I have cut down her bathing to only a couple times a week which seems to help tremendously. I too also love the Aveeno. Sorry to hear of the loss of your grandparents. I know they say it’s the circle of life but it never makes death any easier. Thanks so much for hosting the lovely #TwinklyTuesday.

    1. Awful isn’t it Trista? We do the same — the boys only have a couple of baths a week — I think the change in temperature seems to have triggered it. Wish it would go away — SO awful to see his little body covered in that awful rash :( Thanks for your lovely comment x

  2. Beautiful photos and such handsome boys! I keep thinking of joining in the #Siblings project, but I never manage to capture such lovely shots, so haven’t actually managed it yet. But your shots have really reminded me that I need to make more effort and try with my two. It’s such a great way to document and memorize their bond. I totally sympathise with your notion about grandparents – my parents live in Germany and we only see them every couple of months, and it’s sad sometimes. But we all make the effort so that the kids get as much quality time with their grandparents as possible, as they are so important! x #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Isabella — don’t worry about getting the perfect shot — just start taking pics of your littles each month. The Siblings project is a great incentive to do it — you don’t need to impress anyone — just take them for yourself. Do it, honestly, you’ll be so glad after a year and you have a lovely record of your tiny people xx

  3. Gosh, twins! I thought I had it hard with three boys (16, 6, and 4)! The joy they give you must help cope with the loss you’ve felt. I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago via Marmalade Pie. Nice to get to know you! Also, that elephant cushion is just heavenly. I must keep an eye out for some fabric like that! #twinklytuesday

    1. Aah it’s SO lovely to meet new people via the blog!! *waves* Hello! :) Thanks so much for taking the time to comment — I really appreciate it! Yes — losing my nana was tough but she’s had such a long, full life. It was the right time for her to go, even though it was sad to say goodbye xx

  4. They are so cute. I love it how their hair is different colours. It reminds me of me and my sister. She was brown and i was blonde, but then we were not twins- although we were only 11 month apart!

    Angela xx

  5. Awwww, lovely Caro. I adore seeing pictures of your twins. They are such gorgeous little boys. And I love the fact that these pictures have them with bed hair and bean stained tops. Isn’t that what life with toddlers is like?!?! And I am so happy that your dad is better and able to spend lots of time with his grandsons. That relationship is so important. #TwinklyTuesday. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    1. Thanks SO much Lucy! :) Welcome to Twinkly Tuesday — so glad you could link up with us! :) I’ve been taking a photo of them on the 13th of the month since they were born. It’s SUCH a great way to mark all those milestones :) x

  6. Gosh — that’s hard. Oz is SO far away isn’t it? Although, if we were in Scotland and my parents were in Cornwall it would still mean we’d have to Skype instead of seeing each other every other weekend. We’re so lucky they’re not too far away! Hopefully the next 5 years will fly by for you x

  7. Sorry for the loss of your Grandparents, such sad news. I hope the Doctors medicine settles the Eczema down soon. #twinklytuesday

  8. Gorgeous post. I’ve mostly outgrown my eczema, but M noticed that I had a patch behind my eyebrow. (Or, as she so elqoquently put it, “You have eyebrow dandruff.”) I try to steer clear of the cortisones, especially because it can react to sunlight, but sometimes you just have to take that leap for a while.

    Thanks for another wonderful #TwinklyTuesday week!

  9. What sweet photos. The weather has been a bit hit and miss lately, hasn’t it? What we need is a few really nice weeks of sunshine so we can all just relax into summer! #TwinklyTuesday

  10. Your boys are gorgeous! Stunning pictures. My little one really loves running around in the garden too. I hope Cosmo’s Eczema will improve with time.

  11. So sorry to hear about your loss :( It’s such a shame isn’t it. My Great Grandmother died in 2012. a week after my second daughter was born. We were going to visit her Mother’s Day but she had passed a few days before, I am gutted she never got to meet her 2nd Great Great Grand-daughter, such a shame!

    The weather has been lovely here.
    You’ve taken some gorgeous photos. x

  12. Aww – they look so content together! Lovely pictures. My toddler has bad eczema that worsens in sun too – I’ve been blaming sun cream! #TwinklyTuesday

  13. This is a lovely account of time with your boys. The photos are great, they look so natural and really capture time at home with busy young children. #TwinklyTuesday

  14. Beautiful images, they really do capture true moments, lovely post #Twinkly Tuesday

    1. Thank you so much! I thought they were rubbish when I was taking them — the light was so poor. It’s lovely to receive comments like this — I’m looking at them with new eyes x

  15. For all the grey skies these are beautiful photos – they capture the boys just being themselves and it’s lovely to see! I hope the ointment does the trick on the eczema – my littlest two get it and it’s a touch patch that doesn’t respond to the aveeno!

    1. Thanks so much Carie. The eczema was awful this time — I’ve never seen it look as bad. The ointment he’s been given has almost cleared it and we’ve been using it for less than a week. Hopefully I’ll be back to the Aveeno once it’s settled down xx

  16. Such a beautiful post, I’m sorry you’ve lost the last of your grandparents, so sad and you are right to want your children to spend as much time as possible with theirs, this was why we moved back to Leeds and I love being near my family, as do my boys. I think these are beautiful photos and that reality is wonderful, voted for you too sweetie, so well deserved, you write like a dream and are a wonderful lady x

    1. Thanks so much Vixter — that’s so lovely of you. It’s such a sad loss — but a great reminder to cherish our nearest and dearest. Looking forward to having a catch up next week at BML — you’re on a roll at the moment pet — such a lots of fab things coming your way xx

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