The Apple of my Eye

The Apple of my Eye At the risk of sharing just a tad too much of my personal live with the rest of the world, I kinda feel like talking about the apple of my eye today – my little power duo. Or should I call them the appleS of my eyeS? They’re both very unique characters, so I guess I should really be using the plural here. There’s nothing worse than treating twins like one and the same person.

The Apple of my Eye Anyways, for the first 19 years of my life I was an only child. It obviously has its advantages and disadvantages, like most things in life, but I always wondered what it would be like to have siblings. There were many moments in my childhood and adolescence where I felt alone and misunderstood by my parents. If only I had a sister or brother to share my feelings with…but then I saw how much my friends fought with their siblings, and the sacrifices they had to make. As I said, there are advantages and disadvantages.

The Apple of my Eye The Apple of my Eye When my dad told me I’d have a little sibling I didn’t know what to feel. When he told me it was gonna be twins I got outright scared. But then my little brothers were born, and suddenly my heart opened up, and I felt more love surging through my body in a second than in my whole life beforehand. Holding them in my arms for the first time was an incredible feeling. Those tiny bundles of joy that would eventually grow into real human beings were the greatest gift anyone could have ever made me.

The Apple of my Eye Almost six years later, and I’m still mesmerized. How can two little people fill my heart with so much love and joy? Although the age difference is rather huge, I’m a big sister through and through, and I wouldn’t give it up for the world. Things are obviously different when you’re an adult and your brothers aren’t even in school yet, there isn’t so much fighting I guess…more spoiling, but I’m glad I was given the chance to experience the pleasures of having siblings after all.

The Apple of my Eye

The Look

Turtleneck – Uniqlo (similar here)

Culottes – Zara (similar here)

Coat – ASOS (similar here)

Wedges – Aldo (similar here)

(Pictures by my dad)

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  • http://www.jonthegold.com/ Jonathan Zegbe

    Amazing!!! Im an only child but I love having nephews and nieces. And its crazy how fast they grow…
    Its think its great that you dedicated a post to your family members. The most important ppl in the world :-)

    Very Very Cool Post! 😉

    New Look on the blog : STURDY DUTY
    Greets Jon

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      It is indeed…I wish my little ones stayed little forever 😀 Thanks for the sweet comment Jon, I really appreciate it :) xx

  • Rafaela

    Love the photos!! I know the felling, I’m the only daughter as well and sometimes I really felt lonely!! but unlike you I never had brothers!!

    http://fashionwalkinbrussels.blogspot.com/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Rafaela! I can totally relate. xx

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    Beautiful pictures Jasmin! These two little guys are adorable! Brothers and sisters are the most important thing in the life <3 Nice fur coat and these shoes are beyond beautiful!

    xx

    cvetybaby.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      They are indeed! I can’t imagine a life without them :) xx

  • http://www.bibigoeschic.com Bibi

    Awh your little brothers look so adorable!! Yes, having siblings does have its advantages and disadvantages, but I guess you now have the best of both! x

    http://www.bibigoeschic.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hehe…YES :) xx

  • http://voxofvanity.wordpress.com/ Andraxela13

    So nice outfit! The kids are so cute

    https://voxofvanity.wordpress.com/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Andraxela :) xx

  • borka gamero

    you are one lucky girl! I also have a baby brother and sister (Ages 4 and 7) … children are so fun and loving! god bless you all <3
    borka
    http://www.chicfashionworld.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Aw..that’s fantastic! Children are amazing aren’t they? We’re so lucky to be big sisters :) xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    Ahh, you have little twin brothers, how delightful! I’ve always wanted to be a twin (haha!) or have twin sibs or friends but the closest I had to experiencing the twins magic was back in high school stalking my senior twins from afar and daydreaming about how it would feel to have a banter with someone who is your mirror-image! As always, I enjoy reading your post and demand for more (heee!) <3 xo

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…from what I can see from my brothers being a twin must be pretty awesome. There’s always somebody to play/hang out with…the only annoying thing is that people tend to call them “the twins” as if they were one person. xx

  • #byLily

    Aahw… They are super duper cute! They must be sooooo happy that you are back in Germany. They are very lucky to have you as their big sister!! I kinda want you as my sis!! hihihi..

    And how lovely you look again!! You are the culottes queen for sure!! <3

    X Lily
    http://www.hashtagbylily.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      And I’m lucky to have them as my little brothers :) I kinda wish you were my sister too…haha…your positive energy is amazing! xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    your brothers are adorable! such lovely family photos:)Their face is not really visible but one can see they are sweet and energetic children. My nephew was by my side many times when photographs for the blog were taken but I didn’t publish his photos yet…I’m never quite sure should I.

    Anyhow, I’m sure that having brothers that are so much younger is different as opposed to those that are our age, but as you say…you get more opportunities for spoiling them this way. Everything has its advantages but what I’m sure of is that having a sibling is a blessing. I only have one brother but growing up we were like twins sometimes( less than two years of age difference between us).

    My husband is the youngest of 8 and it is funny having nephews in law that are older than myself….and yesterday it was fun explaining to a six year old how I’m her father’s aunt and how my husband is his uncle and the brother of her father’s mother (the granny of the child in question). Naturally,she knows us but that was the first time she figured out exactly how we are related.

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you sweetie :) I was contemplating whether to put up pictures of them or not, too. That’s why I chose pictures from behind/the side in the end. But you’re right, they’re incredibly sweet and energetic :)

      Thanks so much for sharing your story and that of your husband too. It’s funny how children struggle to grasp the concept of family sometimes, right? My brothers still keep asking me, who my daddy is. They find it difficult to understand that we have the same father, even though I’m so much older and don’t live at home anymore. xx

      • Ivana Džidić

        I can imagine. My nephew didn’t have a problem with figuring out that his grandparents are my parents and his father my brother, but he seems puzzled by the idea of his grandparents having parents and siblings. I guess that seems too complicated to him… great grandmother becomes just older grandmother…that’s how he calls both of his great grandmothers.

  • http://www.felinecreatures.com/ Feline Creatures

    What a great story dear, I admire you for being open with your readers about your personal life. It makes you very relatable as people see your genuine side! On that note I really like your outfit! Those Zara culottes are super chic, and how unique is the color! Oh and your twin brothers are so stylish!! :) xo~ Lena

    http://www.felinecreatures.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      I’m glad you feel that way. Every time I reveal a little more about myself, my life, I’m scared it’s too much. But if it makes me relatable, I’ll happily continue to be frank and genuine :) xx

  • http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/ Marlen

    aww this was so adorable to read. It’s nice that you got them so later on, too- you could really appreciate the little peanuts that way. I’m the oldest and have two younger brothers, and we’re each four years apart from each other. When you’re just a little kid and you get a sibling, it feels more like a playmate than anything else. I definitely appreciate them more now that we’re older :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks for sharing your story too. I always wanted a readily available playmate when I was a child…lucky you 😉 xx

  • http://www.junepaski.com/ June Paski

    what a sweet story, I’m only a child too and I’m always want a sibling, you are so lucky to have two little brothers. btw, great outfit love your fur jacket :)

    xo June
    http://www.junepaski.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much June! I am indeed :) xx