41 weeks and 6 days | The First Christmas {Me and Mine December}

Our second me ‘Me and Mine’ portrait; and this month is so very special.

These photo’s commemorate lots of things but the main ones are these…

It’s the first Christmas in nearly 18 years that my boy and I have spent Christmas, not as ‘a couple’ but, as a ‘family of four’.

The first Christmas that we have been joined by children — and our own children at that! — at the dinner table on Christmas day.

The first Christmas that we have had to choose and buy presents for babies that do not belong to someone else.

This Christmas has been so very magical; I hope these pictures show a glimpse of that.

So in true ‘Me and Mine’ tradition, this month:

The Twinkles Mama is loving…

• Being a mama at Christmas time
• The Twinkles Daddy
• Baileys
• All the lovely Christmas food
• Eating what I want until ‘The Diet’ starts in earnest next year!

The Twinkles Daddy is loving…

• Being a daddy. This job is for life — not just for Christmas :)
• Wearing his Christmas jumper
• Watching sport on TV
• Reading his new ‘Thesaurus of Food’
• Being at home for 2 weeks and not having to go to work

Bertie-Bean is loving…

• Bunny
• His new leggings (with a fox on the bum)
• Having mama & daddy home together for 2 weeks
• The stacking cups
• Climbing on/over/under his twin

Cosmo-Bear is loving…

• Dogly
• Holding onto the sofa and standing up
• Having mama & daddy home together for 2 weeks
• His new FisherPrice train
• Stealing the remote control or his mama’s nail file

Next month brings a brand new year.

I am so looking forward to charting the boy’s growth, and posting a new ‘Me and Mine’ picture every month.

It will give me the impetus I need to get us all together and take a photo.

Even if it’s a hurried snap, taken on a phone; it will be a lasting image of that moment in time — the four of us together — and it will be a gorgeous thing to look back on as the years roll out in front of us…

Caro Davies
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.

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  1. dearbeautifulboy
    31st December 2013 / 9:44 am

    Ahhh, these photos are so lovely. How exciting to have your first Christmas as a family, it’s such a special time.
    Looking forward to having you join in with Me and Mine next year and seeing your gorgeous boys grow. x

  2. 31st December 2013 / 10:03 am

    Oh they are so cute! I seriously could just eat them up! the first Christmas is always special.

    • 31st December 2013 / 10:12 am

      Thank you :) It’s been amazing — I can’t put into words how special this Christmas has been. I’m looking forward to many more of the same! X

  3. Caro (another one!)
    31st December 2013 / 1:52 pm

    I have just found your blog – and we appear to share a name! Your boys are just adorable and these are fabulous photos – such great memories of such a special Christmas. I shall look forward to having a proper read of your blog too x

    • 31st December 2013 / 2:29 pm

      Hi Caro — SO lovely to meet another one!!! :) And thanks so much for stopping by my little blog! Will pop along and have a look at yours — it’s SUCH a lovely project! Am delighted to be involved:)

  4. Double Trouble
    31st December 2013 / 3:51 pm

    Such lovely photo’s especially the last one, your boys are so adorable.

  5. cariemay
    31st December 2013 / 8:09 pm

    Oh they are gorgeous photos! A first Christmas is always a very very special one, and doubly so for you this year. Your boys look like they are at the perfect age to really enjoy themselves on their first special day!

  6. 31st December 2013 / 9:20 pm

    Love these shots :) Your wee guys are so cute. Glad you all had a lovely first family Christmas together x

  7. 31st December 2013 / 9:51 pm

    What a lovely family you are. Your boys are so adorable, I’m a twin too (I have a brother) so twins always fascinate me.
    I’m also a mummy who loves Baileys ;-) x

  8. 1st January 2014 / 2:12 pm

    I love their Christmas jumpers- you all look so happy and smiley, what a lovely photo at the bottom! Happy New Year! x

  9. Emily Beale
    1st January 2014 / 3:08 pm

    Such a gorgeous picture, you have such a beautiful mumma smile! Makes me smile looking at it! #Me&Mine

    • 1st January 2014 / 7:42 pm

      Thanks girls, for your lovely comments! And happy new year to you all! I have so enjoyed being part of the Me and Mine project; even though we came to it really late on. I’m really looking forward to taking a full set of pics next year! X

  10. 1st January 2014 / 8:21 pm

    You look so happy! I can almost feel it radiating from your photos. My husband have been ‘a couple’ for 17 years, so I understand your feelings on that one – so strange when things change – in a good way.

  11. 1st January 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Absolutely wonderful! What a special Christmas you have had, thank you so much for sharing your precious time as a four xx

  12. 4th January 2014 / 12:47 pm

    Excellent Christmas jumpers, and such lovely smiles too!

  13. 7th January 2014 / 11:21 am

    Your photos are gorgeous! I love the last one, you all look so happy! x

    • 7th January 2014 / 11:59 am

      Thank you so much :) I’m really glad the pics show a little of how happy we are! Have been bouncing off the walls over Christmas! It’s been magical to finally have the babies we’ve been dreaming of xxxx

  14. 15th January 2014 / 1:33 pm

    Aw what an extra special Christmas – first Christmas’ with your first born (or first borns in your case) is just the best feeling ever x

    • 15th January 2014 / 7:26 pm

      Ahh thank you for taking the time to comment :) It was an amazing first Christmas! Am looking forward to many more to come! X

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