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The Sibling Project - The Boys in January | 2017

A new year of the siblings project and one of my favourite posts to write, asides from the Me and Mine family portrait project of course. Because I love to see my boys together in one photograph and I love being able to look back and see how much they've grown and changed. I love being reminded of the moments they've shared and the little things they've done together as brothers. I love having these posts as a way to hopefully one day show them the very start of their relationship as brothers, from newborn to beyond.




As Logan is hitting toddlerhood, the bond between them seems to be changing. On one hand they squabble more - mostly over toys, one silly little plastic toy that they both want so much that they are prepared to scream the entire house down for. Then ten minutes later, it's left abandoned, totally forgotten about and they've moved on to the next thing. And then on the other hand I can see them enjoying each other so much more - they're concerned about one another more. They acknowledge each other more. They play together more. Laugh together more. They've become proper little brothers.

It's funny because a few people have commented on how alike they look. Some have even said that they look almost the same and they're hard to tell apart. This makes me laugh because although I can see their similar features, to me they each have their own individual looks. I guess the difference is that I am with them everyday and some people only see them in passing or via photos and videos online.

I like the idea of them looking similar, I'm the sort of Mum who likes the opportunity to dress her children the same, or in similar sorts of styles, but different colours. That's one of the things I think I might take more advantage of this year, especially now Logan's walking and catching up in height with his bigger brother more everyday. I've seen some baby aged coats that I like for the colder weather we're currently having and I've also seen some baby boy jackets for the Spring and warmer weather that I think would look very cute on the boys. It's just now convincing Adam that it's cute to dress the boys similarly to each other, but their clothes having always been more my department so that should be easy enough. ;)

Ethan's going through a stage of calling his brother 'Baby Bum Bum' at the moment. It's cute and funny in equal measures. We picked Ethan up from pre-school on his first day back after the Christmas holidays and as soon as he saw Logan in the pram waiting for him, he ran over shouting 'Baby Bum Bum!!' which was adorably funny. I'm sure the teachers think we are all a bit mad - we nickname our cats and use both their nicknames and real names probably equally, Ethan was trying to tell one of his teachers the names of them after she'd asked what pets we had at home. It ended up sounding like we owned about 10 cats (well, I guess that is the dream!). ;)

It's going to be interesting to see where this year takes us with the boys. Are they going to be crazy and hard work and double trouble? (Probably). Or are we really going to enjoy taking them places and watching them explore, learn, laugh and play together? The answer I'll guess, is probably going to be both of these. I feel equally nervous of how challenging it might be as well as excited for the crazy and the fun and the adventures of what life will be like raising our two toddlers into boys.


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  1. They're such beautiful boys Alex. How cute that Ethan calls Logan 'Baby Bum Bum' - it's a big brothers right to dish out the nicknames! :) #SiblingsProject

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    1. Thanks Fiona! Hehe it always makes me laugh. He used to call him Dustin the dog when he was smaller and crawling lol! xx

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  2. Oh Alex these are stunning capture of your beautiful boys. I am so excited to watch and read about them as they grow together for another year of this amazing #siblingsproject Boys will be boys but I bet you will have the best year yet ahead. Just look at those eyes and smiles melts me every time. They are adorable. They are growing up so fast too. Make them stop. lol

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    1. Life's gone so fast since I had Logan. He's grown quickly, but is yet still so tiny. And thanks lovely, I think things will be very different this year now that Logan has hit toddlerhood, I'm excited to see how their bond will develop. xx

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  3. Look at your beautiful boys. Gorgeous photos of them. I think you can tell they are brothers, but they have their own look. This year is a big one in how much they will change and grow together. I can't wait to watch X

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    1. Thanks lovely. I'm excited to see how they'll change and how they're bond will develop this year now that Logan has hit toddlerhood. xx

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  4. Oh bless them, they are so gorgeous in that bright blue Alex. And I definitely think they look different, alike but not the same. Very handsome little men, both of them. Thanks for linking up with us. x

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    1. Aw thanks Lucy. I didn't intentionally dress them in the same blue, but they even ended up matching the poster behind them lol! x

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  5. Gorgeous photos Alex! Your photos are always so clear and fresh. They look so alike too, you can definately tell that they are brothers :) x

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    1. Thank you lovely. They have their similarities that's for sure! xx

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  6. These are such lovely photos Alex. I feel exactly the same where people say my two look just alike and I just can't see it, I do love the matching styles or colours though, it is my guilty pleasure when Eva lets me get away with it! x

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  7. Such cute pictures of your boys. Their bond is obvious. Logan is looking so grown up in these.

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  8. They are adorable together. Logan looks really tall in some of the picture.

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  9. Ahh so lovely! Logan is looking so grown up now! I can't believe he and Noah are going to be 2 this year, where has the time gone?! x

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  10. Ah they are SO adorable! I can't believe how much they have grown x

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  11. Gorgeous shots and Logan looks really grown up, no longer a baby! Loving those Paw Patrol pyjamas, I must hunt some down for my Freddie :-) #siblings

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  12. They are so gorgeous Alex! I can't believe how grown up our boys are now! xx

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  13. The picture of them in the bath together is just adorable!

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  14. Oh they look so close! I need a Mickey Mouse star print onesie in my life - how cosy does he look?! x

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  15. Aw they are so cute together! What lovely bright photos too. Two boys will definitely be trouble, but so much fun at the same time!

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  16. looked at them very cute. you are very lucky..... you have 2 angels. I wish that I get such children.

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  17. So cute! Your little boys have changed so much since I last read your blog! Love their little bedroom, mind doing a room tour?

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  18. They look so cute. I'm excited to see how their bond will develop.

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