130 weeks and 4 days | Happy half year birthday! | Siblings {September}

My darling boys — happy half year birthday!

Another midway mark reached and we’re hurtling towards another huge, annual milestone.

It’s impossible to ring all of the extraordinary changes we’ve witnessed over the last 2 and a half years. From the moment you were born, you’ve altered our lives in the best way imaginable. Watching you change and grow is a privilege I’ll never, ever take for granted.

Two, brand new, perfect little humans. Fresh little lives — like tiny sponges — waiting to soak up new sights and sounds. It’s been incredible, watching you both develop. It’s made me look at the world with new eyes. Experiencing things with you for the first time has been magical.

Our tiny twin man-cubs. So, so different in every way, yet oddly similar. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is either. The tilt of your heads? A cheeky glance? Inherent defiance? Probably all of those things.

You’re intrinsically linked by an invisible thread, bonding you together. My twins. Our sons.

Mama loves you more than words can say.

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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.

122 thoughts on “130 weeks and 4 days | Happy half year birthday! | Siblings {September}

  1. Such a gorgeous post and such absolutely gorgeous boys. I see so much of you in those cheeky smiles of theirs. I often find being a mamma overwhelming with love and fascination of watching Zach learning so many new things, I can’t imagine how I’d feel with two at one. I’d probably burst! Happy two and a half year birthday gorgeous boys! Thanks as always lovely lady for being such a fab coo-host at Twinkly Tuesday :)

  2. Beautiful words. What a privilege to see them grow! The sponge extent still leaves me baffled, and definitely on my toes. To many more years ahead; to many more memories to be made; to many more delights to be had. :-) #TwinklyTuesday

  3. What a couple of cuties! I love that their faces are almost identical but their hair color is completely different. The milestones go so fast. Thank you so much for hostessing #TwinklyTuesday.

  4. Ahhh what lovely little cuties – the photos are gorgeous, and I love the chalkboard idea. It’s amazing how they have the same face but their hair colour is so different! Happy 2 and a half year birthday boys! Sabrina xx #twinklytuesday

    1. You’re SO right lovely — they *are* on the bring of childhood. A couple more little steps and they will leave the baby years behind for good. It makes me a little bit sad but I’m super-excited for the future as well. Can’t WAIT to see you tomorrow pet!! Get ready for mucho squealing from me!!! :D xx

  5. Your pictures brought back memories of my boys when they were little. Oh, how I miss that! They are 21 now…I know yikes! I don’t know if you know that I have fraternal twin boys and they are the joy of my life as well. I don’t know if you have noticed any thing since you have had your twins. Being an educator, I have seen my share of twins and one thing I have noticed about fraternal twins (and this is not true for all), but I have noticed that with Caucasian twins there is usually a difference with their hair color…like your boys. With African American twins there is usually a difference in skin color. Growing up, I have had many classmates that are twins and this is what I observed even b4 I had my on…remember this is only with fraternal twins. Kind of unique, huh? Glad to share the experience of twin mommyhood with you! :)

    1. Having twins is such a blessing isn’t it? I thank my lucky stars every day for these gorgeous little boys who happen to be my sons. You’re right about the hair colour thing! I’ve noticed it myself — colour or sometimes ‘texture’. I know another set of fraternal boy twins and one has straight hair, the other curly! Amazing! Lovely to meet another twin mama :) x

  6. what lovely words, your boys are just the cutest little things. I’m not going to make any twin comments as I’m sure you’ve heard them all before but I can imagine you get stopped a lot with these two! #twinklytuesdays

  7. Two and a half is a great age – they’ve not quite outgrown babyhood but they are well on their way to boyhood. They can tell you what they want but still say the cutest babyish things sometimes. Enjoy them Caro! From three on there are still wonderful moments but in a much more grown up way.
    Fionnuala from http://www.threesonslater.blogspot.com

      1. I know what you mean. I have a few voice recordings of my first son on an old phone of mine. We love listening back to them. So different from a video because it is just the gorgeous little voice that is captured.That’s as close to bottling as I’be got.

        1. Agree — I found a movie clip of Cosmo yesterday. It was the first time he’d walked more than a couple of steps. THAT felt like it was a bit of bottled magic. Although it also got me wishing for the little babies I once had. That said, I LOVE these little chaps that have replaced them :) xx

    1. Wow Toni — you don’t look old enough to have a 14 year old!!! My niece will be 3 in a couple of weeks and it’s amazing how much older she seems, than the boys. 6 months makes the world of difference doesn’t it? xx

  8. Such a gorgeous post Caro, I love how the boys are in matchy but not matchy tops! My little girl is 2 and a half too! Early March baby. So happy to be linking up with you for #twinklytuesday Lizzie XO

    1. Thanks Lizzie :) Funny, I’ve always dressed them that way — I don’t even notice I’m doing it any more — had to go back and have a look at what they were wearing when I saw your comment!! :)

  9. A beautiful post, with lovely pictures. Time really does fly doesn’t it. It’s funny, we’ve been marking half birthdays too! Evie is 18 months old next week. I can’t get over how fast the last 6 months have gone, I’m sure you can’t either. They’ll be 3 before you know it and she’ll be 2! It’s definitely worth taking the time to appreciate every little moment. :-) xx

  10. Aww – lovely photos! & showing it to OH because I marked the girls’ half birthdays (only the 6 month one too, none since) & he said that was a crazy thing to note, & no one does! #twinklytuesday

  11. I was totally drawn to this post because your boys are about 5 weeks older than Gwenn, so I’m always interested to see what they’re up to.

    I spent a long time (or what felt like a long time) not liking Gwenn. I don’t mind admitting it, because I think it’s probably helpful to other people who are feeling the same. But anyway, that’s a different post! The point is, I look back now and I wish I’d enjoyed it because I know I’ll not get that time back and I might never get to do something like it again. x


    1. Aah pet — you can’t regret what was. And just cos they’re our offspring doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to ‘like’ them — like and love are a very different thing. Great that you can enjoy the here and now and celebrate your little girl xx

  12. You must be so proud of your boys! Love the photo. Isn’t it amazing how quickly they change?! Too fast! We have to enjoy every single minute. Thanks for sharing #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Aah thanks Helen. Me too. I started this blog for them. It holds all of their milestones and big events. I hope the internet is still alive and licking when they’re old enough to read and understand this! :)

    1. I love my husband as much — no question — but in a different way. I’d lay down my life for him too but my children are magical. The love I feel for them is totally enchanted; pure and simple.

  13. Oh what a beautiful piece of writing. You have summed up the love of a mum. The gratitude, the incomprehensible love, the excitement and pride. Congratulations on bringing these beautiful souls into the world, Caro. xx

  14. So cute! Their hair is lovely – I love how it’s different colors but so similar in style! Having twins must be such a blast. My husband is a twin, he said it was brilliant growing up. Always having a partner in crime! #TwinklyTuesday

  15. It feels like only yesterday when Sam turned 2 and a half and now he’s 3 next month. I have found he has changed so much in the last 6 months too so enjoy!! Beautiful photos #twinklytuesday xx

  16. They grow up so quickly it’s ridiculous. Mine turned three in June and it just about blew me out of the water. They’re so adorable! Isn’t it crazy how suddenly they aren’t your babies anymore? All of a sudden they’ve grown into toddlers and soon little preschoolers.

  17. Aw, they’re so cute. They look so alike except for hair colour. I think Baby Bear is about a week or so off being a year and a half then a couple of months later Tyger will be three and a half.

    Thanks for hosting #TwinklyTuesday

  18. Such cute post. Such cute twins! Amazing to see their similarities and differences as they grow together. x

  19. Such gorgeous boys. It is difficult for us Mums to say what those differences are in our identical twins, they just are! They are just there, but impossible to say what. #twinklytuesaday

    1. Weird isn’t it?! The boys are fraternal and they do have LOTS of differences — asides from hair colour — but the similarities are endless — you just can’t quite put your finger on what they are!! ;)

    1. I agree — if I think what they were like in arch when they turned two… just like big babies! Now they’re more like little boys!! I WISH time would slow down a bit and let me enjoy this stage for a bit longer!

  20. Awh, that is so lovely. You should measure your boys today. They say that at 2 and a half they are exactly half as tall as they will grow to be. Seems unlikely until you try it! If you give 6 or 7 years, I’ll let you know if it’s true!! Xx

  21. Such a gorgeous post Caro and you must be so proud of your boys- they are utterly beautiful and have grown so much since I started reading your blog! x

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