Sunday, 29 September 2013

11 months.

11 months old and she's such a kid now. She started walking properly just after she turned 10 months and now she's running around everywhere. I keep looking at her and wondering where this toddler came from. Everyone says it, but babyhood really just goes by so fast - I suppose even more so when your baby starts walking at 10 months. I even had my first night away from her for Sarah's Hen's night last week, which made her seem so much older to me. I, of course, felt pretty anxious the whole time I was gone, but her and Daddy had a great weekend together. 

Her favourite thing to do at the moment is to collect things (blocks, bits of paper, her brush, her dummy, books) and put them in whatever container she can find - a bucket, a tupperware container, a plastic box. Then she takes them all out and starts again. She's also become super cuddly. She loves a cuddle on the couch before bed, watching Play School or In The Night Garden (thank God for iPhones to keep parents entertained). She gets sweeter and cuter and funnier every day.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Beach babe.

Last summer was such a write off, with Olive being a tiny baby we hardly got a chance to enjoy the beach, even though we'd just moved back. This summer is going to be exactly how a summer with kids should be - sand, salt water, sunscreen and hot chips. 

Sunday, 15 September 2013


Two of my cousins also had baby girls last year. It was so sweet watching them play together yesterday, particularly since they all look like a lot like us as toddlers - it was like watching ourselves through a time machine. I can't wait to watch them grow up together, like we did: the sleepovers and playing on the trampoline, tip in the street (do kids still do that?), the laughs and the (inevitable) tears. 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Father's Day


I don't really know how to say what an amazing dad Lucas is, so I thought I'd just post my favourite pictures of him with Olive (including some iphone and instagram shots, which are some of my favourites, despite the crappy quality). Watching them together is such an amazing thing. She's a lucky girl.