Project 52 | Week 2 | Newness

It’s week two of Project 52 with The Bloom Forum and our theme this week is Newness.

When the boys were babies and meeting all of their developmental milestones, I used to get so worried when one was behind the other.  Whether it was sitting up, crawling, walking or talking, one always seemed to be ahead of the other.  A friend of mine who also has twins told me, “just wait until they start school and one can multiply and the other can’t.”  It was nice to have that insight from another mom of twins.  Since the boys are the only children we have, I didn’t have the experience of having two children at different developmental ages to draw from.  Instead, I was a first time mom times two.

Now that they are getting older and they look nothing alike, it’s getting easier to see them simply as individuals instead of twins.  I often joke that they are simply brothers with the same birthday because they could not be any more different.  The latest surge in development from one comes in the form of handwriting.  I’ve tried really hard not to push things on the boys, and until recently neither showed any interest in writing anything at all.  I believe for the most part that kids will learn something when they are ready.  For example, when they were two, they both knew the entire alphabet in sign language before they knew their colors.  I think developmentally their brains can grow only so much at a time and in these early years it’s best to let them do things in their own time.

For one of the boys, this interest in handwriting and writing words and numbers seems to have literally sprung up over night.  I love watching him focus on this new skill.  He’s so focused and intent on getting things right.  I asked him tonight what it was he liked about being able to write.  His answer was that he wanted to be able to write letters to people.  Such a sweet answer.

It’s so hard for me to believe that in a few short months the boys will be starting kindergarten.  These first years have absolutely flown by.  While I have my moments where I miss my tiny little babies, I truly am enjoying this age.  They are full of questions and ideas and astounding knowledge.

I really love this particular shot because of the reflection.  It makes me wonder what will be starting back at that little face in another five years.

Please head over to visit the wonderful Melinda Meredith Photography.  See you next week when our theme will be “Refreshing”!
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10 Comments

  1. Posted January 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm by gretchen | Permalink

    I love all the sweetness in these pictures. And I too, love the last one with the reflection of his tiny face! Great job!

  2. Posted January 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm by Mary Schannen | Permalink

    I have two boys – not twins but close in age. They could not be any more different! My youngest started kindergarten this past year – I had the ‘empty nest’ syndrome going on so we adopted two large dogs. lol. These images are great and love that last one with the reflection.

  3. Posted January 13, 2012 at 3:50 pm by denean | Permalink

    love the determination on his face! love the texture in the first shot and the reflection in the last one is awesome!

  4. Posted January 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm by Cara Harrison {Cincinnati Photographer} | Permalink

    I can relate – my oldest (6) has ZERO interest in handwriting or art or crayons or anything. It has been a source of contention between us ever since he entered preschool. My 4 year old however LOVES to write draw and color. Kids can be so different!

  5. Posted January 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm by Sabrina | Permalink

    Oh I’m in that weepy phase about my baby going to kindergarten! The time has flown (although he’s not terribly interested in handwriting!). The last one with the reflection is my favorite.

  6. Posted January 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm by Dana Cubbage | Permalink

    Something about those photos is so whimsical and beautiful. I love it!

  7. Posted January 15, 2012 at 2:56 am by ginger unzueta | Permalink

    i love this so much!!! i think if i remember correctly your boys are super close to mason in age…he’s october 26? having only one boy and two girls, i’ll say something about a boy’s love tugs at your heart!!

  8. Posted January 15, 2012 at 5:10 am by Lucy | Permalink

    Love this, especially the crayons shot!

  9. Posted January 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm by Misty Setzler | Permalink

    Oh I love your write up to go along with the images, the reflection shot is amazing.

  10. Posted January 17, 2012 at 2:16 am by Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud | Permalink

    So sweet! I especially love that last shot! The reflection really makes it something special, Deanna. :)

    Just wanted to stop by and let you know that we announced our winter photography challenge today. I loved having you with us during the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge and I really enjoy your work. I’d love for you to join us again! Stop by to learn more when you get a chance! Have a great day! :)

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