135 weeks and 6 days | 2 years and 7 months old | Siblings October

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Sometimes I forget that I have ‘twins’.

That may sound a bit odd — given the fact that I do — but most of the time my boys are so different I just see them as little individuals.

From the moment they were born their personalities were so very defined.

Bertie. Quiet and thoughtful.

Watching — taking everything in. Wanting to see how things work — take things apart. Carrying armfuls of ‘treasure’ around.

He’s a bit of a hoarder; we’ve always called him ‘Mr Trebus‘ after the old gentleman who appeared on that TV programme — Life Of Grime — whose house was literally being held up by newspapers.

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Bertie with his plastic tomato — as you do…
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Cosmo — shouting through the letter box ‘HELLO IS ANYONE THERE?’

Cosmo. Vocal. Emotionally intelligent. Desperate to chat — to be involved with whatever we’re doing.

Always a little ahead of his brother, in reaching the developmental milestones; he’s striding ahead with potty-training and is so quick to pick up new things.

All in all they’ve been different — not only in looks — from the very first moment we clapped eyes on them.

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Peas in a pod — 2 years and 7 months old today
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The same, yet different — 2 years and 7 months old today

Then every so often, something will happen that will serve as a gentle reminder of their ‘twinness’.

The angle of their heads as they play.

Seeing them running around, they mirror each other sometimes. Not sure whether it’s intentional but it looks to be the most natural thing in the world. Totally unstaged. And it’s so lovely to witness.

I had to ask Cosmo — for the first time — the other day what his brother was saying.

Bert was repeating something, again and again, and I just didn’t understand.

So I said to Cosmo — ‘what did he say?’

He looked at me with a totally level gaze and just told me — in plain English— what I needed to know. I had *almost* thought that he would shrug his shoulders and say ‘I don’t know’.

But of course he knew.

Of course he knows what his twin is saying. Is thinking and feeling. They may look very different — and may have toally different skill sets but they are like little peas in a pod.

My two little sons.

Two sides of the same coin.

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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 “135 weeks and 6 days | 2 years and 7 months old | Siblings October

  1. I love this post Caro!! Your twins are gorgeous!! Your photos are beautiful!! It must be amazing to have twins. I actually love that they have different personality. It is good that they are already finding their own unique way!! Thanks for hosting.
    #TwinklyTuesday

  2. Ah, that’s a lovely post and such beautiful photos. Alike but different seems like a good way to look at it. We’ve no twins in our family, but one friend has lots. Having never had twins, he and his wife had some, then his brother and then his sister!

    Thank you for hosting #twinklytuesday and have a good week.

  3. Oh beautiful Caro, this post made me well up. It is so gorgeous. Your boys are so adorable. And I love the fact that they are undeniably twins but are so different. Not just looks wise. But they have individual personalities shining through. That must be so wonderful and exciting to watch. Seeing them develop differently but side by side. Your twin boys are as stunning as their mummy. Beautiful inside and out. Hugs Mrs H xxxx #TwinklyTuesday PS Sorry it has taken me so long to comment. This week has been manic! Xxxx

    1. Aaah thanks darling — they make me want to well up too! I absolutely love the bones of them.

      And never, ever apologise for not commenting (or being late)!!! We’re all so busy — I’m delighted you stopped by! I certainly don’t expect it :) xxx

    1. Weird isn’t it? The whole nature/nurture debate is fully answered, in my mind, when I look at my boys. I’ve no doubt that we’ll mould them through our guidance and parenting, as the years go by, but fundamentally their personalities are absolutely determined by their nature. Maybe the same can be said for your two? ;) xx

  4. Definitely two sides of the same coin!! They look so different from each other but seem to be firm buddies. It’s nice they are individuals and have their own unique style :) Thanks for hosting #TwinklyTuesday X

  5. A lovely post – it must be fascinating having twins (once you recover from double the hard work!) Our childminder has twin boys and Little B loves playing with them. It’s funny but I can see the Bertie and Cosmo in our boy – sometimes he is quiet and thoughtful, lining up cars, hoarding toys. And then he’s dancing and showing off in front of surprised people on a train who didn’t buy tickets for this performance.
    So I wonder what his twin would have been like! #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Thanks so much Adrian :) That IS weird isn’t it? Maybe he wouldn’t have all those traits if he had a twin? Maybe he would have one half or the other? And as a single child you have ALL of them?! Who knows? Such an interesting though isn’t it?! :)

  6. Ah what a lovely post, it’s amazing how different twins can be, really fascinating to watch I’m sure. I love it when one of your kids can translate what the other is saying, it happens quite a lot for us, it is so helpful! Becky x #TwinklyTuesday

    1. They’re SO different — and its lovely to see their little personalities shining through :) The translation thing was so weird!! I couldn’t understand what Bertie was saying but Cosmo totally understood!! Just amazing!

  7. They are SO adorable! I am always fascinated with twins too and think it would be so wonderful to have them. To watch that bond and that special relationship. It must be so beautiful to watch. Gorgeous photos darling. Thanks as always for being my wonderful co-host at #TwinklyTuesday

  8. They’re really cute. This is really sweet & very interesting too – I have no twins in my family & have never known any twins well so it’s a relationship I don’t know much about. #twinklytuesday

  9. This is such a beautiful post and your son’s are gorgeous.
    It sounds as though they are real buddies. A special twin bond that will never be broken.
    Vix
    #twinklytuesday

  10. Oh that final photo is just gorgeous Caro – what a beautiful moment to capture. So lovely to read about your boys and the things that make them different as well as the moments when you notice their “twinness” too :-) #twinklytuesday

  11. Caro they are adorable. I think it is great that they are so different. People won’t mix them up or bundle them into “the twins” rather than using their proper names.
    Lovely post!

  12. This completely warms my heart :) Both the pictures and how you write about them. I’ve always thought that twins must just be the biggest challenge ever, but reading this, I just see how wonderful their relationship is, how they are not defined by being twins, but how they have a connection that nobody – not even Mummy (sorry!) can compete with – because they literally know what the other is saying when no-one else does! Thanks for hosting #twinklytuesday

    1. Thanks Becky — that’s so lovely of you :) Having twins is a real privilege. I don’t think it can be doubly harder than having one child. Maybe one and a half times harder — not sure!? Seeing them together is such a joy though — it makes any stress and the hard work totally worth it. I feel SO blessed, I really do xx

  13. What lovely names and how cute are these little fellas!
    Lovely that they have such a close bond :)
    Thanks for hosting xx

  14. oh! what a lovely post! I always wanted to have twins because I have cousins that are twins and they grew up together beautifully. Your twins are adorable, for sure, they’re each others’ best friend too! #twinklytuesday

    1. Aww thanks pet :) I find it fascinating too. Weirdly, I’ve always been totally and utterly obsessed with twins. Although I was totally blown away — there was a little part of me that wasn’t remotely surprised when I was told I was expecting two. It almost felt that that was exactly how it should be xx

  15. What a beautiful post! Your boys are so great. I also have a Bert, who is 2 years 2 months old. :-) Great names! I too, am a twin & my sister and I have always been polar opposites, so much so that often people forget that we are twins, or don’t believe us!

    1. Aaah thanks so much lovely!! :)

      Amazing that you have a little Bert too!!! :) Our Bert is named after my darling grandad — Bertram. He sadly passed away before he could meet his little namesake. He’d be pleased as punch to know that his great-grandson was named after him.

      I LOVE the fact that you’re a twin too!!! I’m a bit envious :) I look at my boys and think how lucky they are to have a little playmate. Such a lucky, lucky twist of fate. Particularly as it’s unlikely we’ll have any more children. So happy they’ve each got a sibling :) xx

      1. Aww my Bert (Albert) is also named after my wonderful grandad (Albert, but known as Grandad Bert) he too died before I had children, I lost him when I was 16. How funny, we really do have a silly amount in common. It’s so good that your lovely boys have each other, having brothers and sisters is the best! I hated it as a kid, but wouldn’t be without them now. We’re all really close. I have a brother called Reg who is 11 years younger than me, as well as my twin Jojo. :-) xxx

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