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.

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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122 Comments

  1. 13th September 2015 / 7:21 pm

    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

    • 13th September 2015 / 8:09 pm

      Aah thanks so much lovely. I cannot believe how fast the time is going. My tiny babies are growing so fast! I wish it would slow down so I can catch my breath!! xx

  2. 13th September 2015 / 9:06 pm

    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

    • 13th September 2015 / 10:26 pm

      Aaah!!! I’m going to try it Sue — although to be honest they’re both such a pair of little dots, if it’s true, they’ll both be pretty short when they’re older!! :) xx

  3. 14th September 2015 / 6:22 pm

    The boys are gorgeous and growing so fast! My little one is the same, I think there’s a huge jump between two and three. Love their curls! X

    • 15th September 2015 / 9:13 am

      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!

  4. 14th September 2015 / 10:36 pm

    Caro such a beautiful post, your boys are just adorable their eyes are just gorgeous xxx

    • 15th September 2015 / 9:14 am

      Thanks darling. Can’t believe how much my babies have grown!! WHERE does the time go?!

  5. 15th September 2015 / 4:29 am

    That is too cute. Time really does just fly – my boys are approaching six in a few weeks. I wish there was something we could do to slow it all down a bit!! Loving those sweet little curls.

    • 15th September 2015 / 9:06 am

      Aargh — I KNOW!!! I’ve tried so very hard to treasure every moment, in the hope I can slow it all down a little bit, but it’s going SO fast!!

  6. morna
    15th September 2015 / 6:34 am

    They are gorgeous. I love their different coloured hair! Lovely post – really made me smile. #TwinklyTuesday

    • 15th September 2015 / 9:05 am

      Thanks so much Morna :) So wish you were coming on Friday! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!! :)

  7. Mackenzie Glanville
    15th September 2015 / 6:38 am

    Awe look how happy they look, just gorgeous, what a delightful post #TwinklyTuesday

    • 15th September 2015 / 9:04 am

      Thanks so much Mac — yep — they’re happy little chappies alright!! They’re like a ray of sunshine :)

  8. 15th September 2015 / 6:47 am

    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

    • 15th September 2015 / 9:04 am

      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!! ;)

  9. Su {Ethan & Evelyn}
    15th September 2015 / 7:08 am

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

    • 15th September 2015 / 8:59 am

      Thanks Su — I feel really, really blessed to have them xx

  10. 15th September 2015 / 7:24 am

    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

    • 15th September 2015 / 8:58 am

      It goes so, so fast doesn’t it? I wish time would slow down a little bit!! x

  11. 15th September 2015 / 8:05 am

    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.

    • 15th September 2015 / 8:57 am

      I know. I absolutely cannot BELIEVE where the time has gone. Literally, blink and you miss it!!

  12. Tracey Abrahams (The Anxious Dragon)
    15th September 2015 / 8:21 am

    Such beautiful boys. #TwinklyTuesday

    • 15th September 2015 / 8:57 am

      Still can’t quite believe they’re really here Tracey! It feels like a dream, somedays :)

  13. 15th September 2015 / 8:33 am

    Ah – how lovely and what little cuties #TwinklyTuesday

  14. 15th September 2015 / 9:09 am

    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

    • 15th September 2015 / 12:34 pm

      It’s awesome isn’t it? The changes they go through at this age are just mind-bending! xx

  15. 15th September 2015 / 9:21 am

    I just love it that you have twins. They are so cute! hope you enjoy the half birthday!
    Angela from daysinbed xx

    • 15th September 2015 / 12:06 pm

      Aaah I love it that I have twins!!! LOL!! Can’t think of anything lovelier! ;)

  16. 15th September 2015 / 9:39 am

    Such a lovely post, your boys are so cute. #twinklytuesday

    • 15th September 2015 / 12:06 pm

      Aaah that’s lovely of you — thanks so much xx

  17. 15th September 2015 / 9:50 am

    This is beautiful! They grow so quickly and with so many milestones #twinklytuesday xx

    • 15th September 2015 / 12:07 pm

      Thanks love. They grow SO fast don’t they? Where are the babies that I was living with last year?! Where have they gone?!! xx

  18. 15th September 2015 / 9:56 am

    They are utterly adorable! Time goes so quick – my daughter is nearly 18 months old and I can hardly believe it x

    • 15th September 2015 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks so much pet!! Aah your daughter is practically a whole year younger than the boys then? 18 months is SUCH a lovely age!! Enjoy xx

  19. 15th September 2015 / 10:40 am

    Happy two and a half year birthday you gorgeous, gorgeous boys! Big high fives to mummy too. What a super mum you are raising twin boys x #twinklytuesday

    • 15th September 2015 / 12:10 pm

      Aaah bless you Kat — what a lovely thing to say :) Thanks so much!! xx

  20. 15th September 2015 / 10:57 am

    They are so cute together :) #YwinklyTuesday

  21. 15th September 2015 / 10:57 am

    They are so cute together :) #YwinklyTuesday

  22. 15th September 2015 / 11:36 am

    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

    • 15th September 2015 / 12:30 pm

      I was told by a friend not so long ago that their hair needs a cut!! I LOVE it. Love their curls and have no intention of cutting them all off!! ;) xx

  23. 15th September 2015 / 11:40 am

    Oh they are so cute! Happy 2 1/2 years little ones!! You are on step closer to threenagers….haha. Thanks for hosting.

    #twinklytuesday

    • 15th September 2015 / 12:31 pm

      Haha!! Thanks so much for reminding me!! LOL! Threenagers in stereo — the mind BOGGLES!!

  24. 15th September 2015 / 12:04 pm

    Ah, they’re so lovely and cheeky looking! #twinklytuesday

    • 15th September 2015 / 12:33 pm

      Haha! They’re a proper pair of cheeky chappies!! ;) xx

  25. Jade Munro
    15th September 2015 / 12:10 pm

    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

    • 15th September 2015 / 12:32 pm

      Aaah what a lovely, lovely thing to say — thanks so much Jade xx

  26. 15th September 2015 / 12:39 pm

    What beautiful boys! Thanks for having us on #TwinklyTuesdays

  27. 15th September 2015 / 12:52 pm

    Is it possible to love anything as much as we love our children?! I’ve never felt anything like it… #TwinklyTuesday

    • 15th September 2015 / 1:21 pm

      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.

    • 15th September 2015 / 4:35 pm

      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! :)

  28. 15th September 2015 / 2:36 pm

    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

    • 15th September 2015 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks Sara — I love them to bits. So very proud to call myself their mama. I wish time would slow down a bit!! ;)

  29. 15th September 2015 / 2:42 pm

    Such a cute set of photos! You are very lucky! Thanks for hosting #TwinklyTuesday x

    • 15th September 2015 / 4:34 pm

      Luckier than I could have ever imagined. At one point it seemed improbable that my boy and I were ever going to be parents, so to have not one but TWO babies is a dream come true :) xx

  30. Betty and the Bumps
    15th September 2015 / 2:53 pm

    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

    #twinklytuesday

    • 15th September 2015 / 4:33 pm

      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

  31. 15th September 2015 / 3:06 pm

    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

    • 15th September 2015 / 4:23 pm

      Aaah I think every half a year should be celebrated! Every month is a triumph for that matter! Especially when they’re so little :)

  32. 15th September 2015 / 3:10 pm

    They are so sweet! It looks as though you’ve done such a good job raising them, they look so happy!

    • 15th September 2015 / 4:21 pm

      Aah that’s such a lovely thing to say — they are such happy boys. It’s lovely that it comes across in the pictures :) xx

  33. 15th September 2015 / 4:03 pm

    Such gorgeous boys and the photos are stunning #twinklytuesday

    • 15th September 2015 / 4:20 pm

      Thanks so much Aisling! What would we do without smartphones eh?! Most of my pictures are taken on my iPhone!! :)

  34. 15th September 2015 / 4:14 pm

    Gorgeous post for your beautiful boys. It really does fly by doesn’t it? And, just look at those curls :) Thanks for hosting lovely, have a wonderful week x

    • 15th September 2015 / 4:19 pm

      Thanks lovely — it really does fly by. Like sand through my fingers — thanks for stopping by. I really do appreciate it xx

  35. Somerset Wedding Gal
    15th September 2015 / 4:54 pm

    What an adorable pair of children you have there!

  36. 15th September 2015 / 7:08 pm

    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

    • 16th September 2015 / 11:25 am

      Thanks so much Chloe — yes — we’ve got to cherish every second xx

    • 16th September 2015 / 10:47 am

      Thanks so much Sophie — that’s lovely of you! x

  37. 15th September 2015 / 7:47 pm

    What a fine pair of man-cubs. Their birthday must be just over a month after Tin Box Tot’s. The past two and a half years have certainly been a roller coaster :) #TwinklyTuesday

    • 16th September 2015 / 10:47 am

      Aah it’s been AMAZING!! I can’t tell you what a fun tim we’ve had over the last couple of years it’s just been awesome. Wish I could bottle it :) xx

  38. 15th September 2015 / 8:08 pm

    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

    • 16th September 2015 / 10:46 am

      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!! :)

  39. 15th September 2015 / 9:00 pm

    Lovely post, they are both so gorgeous! Time goes by far too quickly when you’re a parent.

    #TwinklyTuesday

    • 16th September 2015 / 10:45 am

      Aaah thanks so much Leanne — that’s really lovely of you xx

  40. 15th September 2015 / 9:52 pm

    Happy two and a half years boys! They really do only get more adorable even though every month I think it surely can’t be possible!

    • 16th September 2015 / 10:40 am

      Thanks so much Carie. I cannot believe where the time is going — it’s literally flying by!! Can’t wait to meet you on Friday!

  41. 15th September 2015 / 11:25 pm

    Happy 2.5 Years boys! What lovely little lads they are! Thanks for hosting #twinklytuesday

    • 16th September 2015 / 11:25 am

      Thanks so much Becky — that’s lovely of you xx

  42. Random Musings
    16th September 2015 / 1:40 am

    Aww, they are so cute! Thanks for hosting #TwinklyTuesday
    Debbie

    • 16th September 2015 / 10:40 am

      Thanks so much Debbie — and thanks too for linking up with us! x

  43. 16th September 2015 / 7:39 am

    Those boys are so gorgeous! Time just goes so fast, my eldest is 14 & Archie is almost three now *sheds a little tear*. It’s amazing to see how they grow & develop into little people though x #TwinklyTuesdays

    • 16th September 2015 / 10:25 am

      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

  44. 16th September 2015 / 8:42 am

    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.
    #TwinklyTuesday
    Fionnuala from http://www.threesonslater.blogspot.com

    • 16th September 2015 / 10:14 am

      Aaaah I don’t WANT grown up yet!!!! I’m absolutely loving this stage!! I love their cute words for this and the way they speak!! I wish I could bottle this time :)

      • 16th September 2015 / 10:18 am

        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.

        • 16th September 2015 / 11:05 am

          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

  45. 16th September 2015 / 1:48 pm

    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

    • 16th September 2015 / 9:02 pm

      Aaah bless you — that’s so lovely of you to say! And yes — we DO get stopped a lot. Usually with — ‘Are they twins? They’re so different!!’ LOL! :)

  46. Kerry
    16th September 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Gorgeous children! Love that chalkboard too xx

    • 16th September 2015 / 8:42 pm

      Aah thanks Kerry! The little chalkboards have been fab — the boys love them! :)

  47. 16th September 2015 / 9:31 pm

    such gorgeous boys, wouldn’t it be amazing if we could slow time down. x

    • 17th September 2015 / 3:04 pm

      Thanks lovely! Yes — definitely — or speed it up when we don’t like something!! ;) xx

  48. 17th September 2015 / 1:07 am

    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! :)

    • 17th September 2015 / 3:07 pm

      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

  49. 17th September 2015 / 8:40 am

    Such a lovely age, on the brink of childhood but still babies too. #TwinklyTuesday

    • 17th September 2015 / 3:00 pm

      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

  50. Emma's Mamma
    17th September 2015 / 7:40 pm

    Happy half birthday! What a lovely post – they’re such little cuties x #TwinklyTuesday

    • 20th September 2015 / 11:19 am

      Thanks so much pet — they make my heart want to burst :) xx

  51. 17th September 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Aww so cute, they are gorgeous :) Happy half year Birthday and thank you for hosting #twinklytuesdays

  52. 17th September 2015 / 10:19 pm

    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

    • 19th September 2015 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks darling.Can’t believe where the time’s gone! It feels like just last weekend when we brought them home from hospital!! :) x

  53. 18th September 2015 / 8:43 pm

    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.

    • 19th September 2015 / 8:15 pm

      Aaah me too. Love those little faces more than I can possibly say :) xx

  54. 19th September 2015 / 9:27 pm

    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

    • 20th September 2015 / 11:21 am

      Thanks darling — it’s SUCH a privilege. I don’t think I could ever take that for granted. I so very nearly wasn’t a mama so am still pinching myself that it actually happened! xx

  55. 20th September 2015 / 9:59 pm

    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 :)

    • 21st September 2015 / 9:07 am

      Thanks lovely. I DO want to burst. Frequently!! Can’t believe how lucky I am to have them xx

  56. 22nd September 2015 / 7:10 am

    Aww your boys are adorable!! It is amazing how they grow so fast! They are nearly 3 which is when you start to see more changes on them. Thanks for hosting lovely, :-) x

    • 22nd September 2015 / 11:54 am

      Thanks SO much lovely — it’s amazing to watch them change and grow. I just wish it wasn’t happening quite so quickly!! x

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