Winning at Twinning – November

Winning at Twinning – November

I am so happy to be running a new monthly linkup with Happy Mummy and Candyfloss and Dreams.  I have not really done development posts with the kids before, and I thought this was a really nice idea.  There is something lovely about reflecting back on what they have been doing and what they have achieved.

To find out how to join in with our linkup, click here.

I also have to add that I did not think of the blog title!  My lovely pal Gemma at Life at Knutts thought of it.  I truly wish I had called my blog this now.  Anyway, we can have it as the title for this development series instead!

Winning at Twinning – November

Three photos for November. Two boys each on a swing being pushed by mummy. pic two: two boys lead their mummy to play.

I have noticed more so than ever this month that the boys have definitely lost their toddler look.  They are taller and speaking in a way that you can have real conversations with them – even if those conversations are littered with ‘why’.

This month they have amazed me as they have noticed what is going on in the world.  Asking questions about certain world leaders – or soon to be world leaders.  Wanting to know who they are.  Such a conversation I didn’t expect until they were a LOT older.

This month they have also been fascinated with babies. They are aware, due to some people close to them who are pregnant or have just had a baby, that babies come from tummies.  This fascinates them.  They are also amazed that both of them were in my tummy at the same time – although when I think back on it so am I.

Back to where it all began

Recently I went back to the place where it all began.  As I walked into that ward to meet one of my closest friends newborn baby, it was a strange feeling.

It brought it all back.

Those that have followed my blog from the beginning, will know that I spent a great deal of time at the hospital after the boys birth.  It was strange to be back there feeling well and knowing the boys are now 4.

It made me realise how much has changed.  By that, I don’t just mean the life we have.  I mean the changes the boys have went through, from those tiny little bundles that shared a small cot in the hospital… to these tall, clever and funny boys.

It made me hugely appreciate everything that I have.

What has made my heart melt

I sometimes sing – badly I may add – you are my sunshine to the boys.  Cheesy I know, and I am sure that it wont be long until I am told to stop due to fear of embarrassment. Today though L turned round to me afterwards and said – in all seriousness – “mummy, you are my sunshine.”

D is such a kind hearted boy.  He is often giving cuddles, but this week he whispered in my ear: “mummy you are the best”.  I am under no illusions that Daddy is his favourite by a mile, but I will take it!

These moments, makes every tantrum and sleepless night worth it.

What has made your heart melt this month?

This post is part of the #slippingthroughfingers series.  This is a bloggers linkup for all things child development related.  To join in click here.


Winning at Twinning looks at the milestones for the twins this November.  It is part of the #slippingthroughfingers linky, for parenting and family milestones




  1. 6th December 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Aw how cute is Mummy you are my sunshine! Heart Melting. Lovely photos #SlippingTroughfingers x

  2. 24th November 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Ha, I’m often told to stop singing by my 5 year old, especially when we are listening to a song she likes in the car. I tend to ignore her. I love to sing loudly and badly. I sing to my baby all the time, she loves it (and our music teacher says it’s great for her development). I’m just waiting for my neighbours to complain!

  3. 24th November 2016 / 10:47 am

    My little girl is 10 months and last month my best friend had a baby! It really was so weird being there seeing another baby. What a beautiful comments from the boys! Xx

  4. 15th November 2016 / 1:22 am

    Your children will never stop amazing you. Today I went to my grand daughters birthday part. My son was the one who arranged the gift opening, played with the children and was obviously the entertainment organizer. He was happy a big man in his element with 15 six year old little girls.

    So glad to hear a young Mom who is wise enough to enjoy it while she has it. Leanna

  5. 14th November 2016 / 5:16 pm

    Awww, you are my sunshine, how special is that. They grow up so quickly and every moment is something worth treasuring. Love what you shared Yvonne, L & D will still astound you with their amazingness for years to come. Enjoy every second <3

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