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Brotherly Love

November 12, 2009


A week or so ago we were out in the yard and I manage to quickly catch this demonstration of sibling affection. It’s a bit out of focus, but I love it for what it is: brotherly love.


Duncan opened wide his arms and Owen ran in.

So sweet.

And I love the brilliant blue of Duncan’s eyes in this picture.


They call each other “Ga Ga” (Duncan) and “Tia” (Owen) now. They’re so funny and cute and hard and exasperating and maddening and kissable all at the same time.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2009 2:45 pm

    I love it. The “frame” in my head following that sweet embrace is of one of them throwing the other down to the ground. That’s usually how it ends up here. 😉

    Please let us keep them for you again soon. We love your little guys!

  2. November 12, 2009 2:59 pm

    My twins called each other “gon” and “dird”. We have no idea why. I asked them why when they could talk and Caleb said, “we didn’t know what each other’s names were”. so funny. I’m glad i have video of them using their twin names.
    The pics are absolutely adorable! And you captured that age just perfectly in your last sentence. 🙂

  3. November 12, 2009 6:49 pm

    Ga-ga and Tia are amazingly cute! And what hilarious names.

    — SJ

  4. November 12, 2009 7:33 pm

    love those blue eyes. they are so sweet.

  5. November 13, 2009 3:52 pm

    These pictures are stunning and your two kids are so handsome.

  6. zoanna permalink
    November 13, 2009 7:13 pm

    Adorable! When Joel was little we could figure out “Arah” was Sarah, but he called Stephen “BawBaw” and Ben was “Dee-zhou.” Never figured out the BawBaw origin, but one day I was calling down to Ben from upstairs to the basement, and I asked, “Ben, did you finish your paper? and a few second later, ” and Ben, did you switch the laundry over?” Joel heard “Ben, did you–” and thought Ben’s NAME was “did you” which came out “deezhou”. Sad but true.

  7. November 18, 2009 9:00 am

    Awh… so sweet! I get that feeling too – the funny and sweet and maddening and kissable… Great catches there!

  8. Bethany permalink
    November 19, 2009 1:19 pm

    Awww so sweet. Great captures

  9. Annie permalink
    November 24, 2009 4:35 pm

    What darlings… Our nanny just took a bunch of shots of Alexander hugging his playmate, Siena. It is SO wonderful to see such open expressions of affection. I was telling my mother the other evening how much I worry about Alex losing that openess… especially as a boy. I think of it as a little flame that needs sheltering and protecting as he gets bigger. It feels so important to nurture this loving side of our sons.

    • November 24, 2009 4:49 pm

      I agree, Annie, about nurturing the loving side of our sons. We want them to know that such demonstrations of affection are very “manly” and not something to be scoffed at.

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