The last Siblings post of the year — and a little bit later than originally planned too. Our two little twin siblings in December — what have they been up to?
As ever, this time of year is so ridiculously frantic. My mind has been all over the place; I’ve been designing new papercuts for my shop, finishing off orders for Not On The High Street, whilst trying to get organised for Christmas.
The blog has had to join the queue, in order of priorities, so things have slid a little. Everything seems to be a priority at the moment — the deadline to get most things done is next Monday — there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day!
As ever, these photos were taken on 13th.
Even though I haven’t managed to put them in a blog post, I haven’t missed the monthly photo — taken on the same day each month — since they were born.
That said, they’re very grainy! I almost forgot what day it was and only remembered at around ten-to-four, in the afternoon. The light was all but gone, so the quality is pretty awful but, as ever, quality aside, they do give a clear(ish) pictorial reference of my darlings. Blurry and grainy but their laughter and animated faces have been captured — and preserved — forever.
This month has been SO fun!
There has been a lot of chat about Santa Claus. Even though it’s their third Christmas, it’s the first year that the boys really have any notion of what’s going on.
The first Christmas they were just 9 months old. It was our first as a family of 4 and I was beside myself that we had two squashy little babies to celebrate with.
The second, they were 21 months. A little more interactive but they were still learning words and didn’t understand the notion of Christmas at all. It just passed in a happy, twinkly blur.
Although, even now, I don’t think they’re really sure. We keep chatting about Father Christmas — and looking at pictures together — but I’m not entirely convinced that they understand what we’re talking about. Although they are picking up on the happy vibes and were so excited when we fetched the tree and saw the reindeers.
I love this time of year and my excitement is definitely rubbing off on them — it’s contagious!
I’ve just sat down for half an hour whilst my boy is making the supper (lucky girl I am) and sorted out the photos from the last 12 months.
Extraordinary to think that in a few days time we’ll be welcoming another year.
Scary that the boys will be leaving behind ‘The Two’s Room’ and moving up to the ‘Pre-School’ in March. My babies are growing so fast.
Here is a little look back over the last 12 months.
This year has been a blast. To hear their little sing-song voices speak proper sentences for the first time has been amazing. I’m so very proud of my little charges.
And now I’m looking forward to the next twelve.
Another four seasons of adventures with my tiny boys. Another year of lovely milestones and exciting challenges as a mama of twins.
Bring it on. I’m ready for you.