My Little Monkey…

  

Good Morning Baby Girl,

You are now 14 months old and your little brother is close to arriving. We try to explain to you that he is in my tummy but I am not sure that you understand (or that you want to understand).

  

We are back from the beach house and have settled into our routines. 
  

You have 4 molars through and have mastered eating just about all food types. On Sunday night we went out for dinner and you sat up to and Asian meal and then last night you had thai. No more mashed up baby food for you, my dear.

We have been swimming a lot lately as it has been so hot! You walk straight up to the pool and turn around to dangle your legs in. If you can feel that the pool step is there then you will go even further.

  

You also play in your minny pools that Nonna and Poppy Roo bought you for Christmas. If you want to go in you get the pool and drag it over and then point to the hose so we fill it up for you. Clothes and all go into the pools along with tillys lead which you wash daily (I don’t know why I bothered to buy you any other toys).

    

You know exactly what we are talking about at all times so I explain everything to you. If you want a bath I tell you that we will need to go to the stairs… So you do. Or I might say that we are going for a trip in the car… So you walk to your side of the car and tell me you are ready to get in. It is incredible just how much you understand.

Sunglasses are your favourite accessory at the moment. If you see a pair – on your head they go. 

    

And of course there are always plenty of giggles with family and friends.
  

We celebrated Australia Day at the beach house and it was lovely. You had to have a picture being the Vegemite kid and all.

  
 

You love blueberries and grapes and I no longer need to chop them up for you.


 You caught up with your friends Sage and Austen on the weekend and had a ball. You had lots of cuddles with Sage and Austen shared his grapes with you (one by one). It was very cute.

  

You had a nice relaxing swim with Dad as well and did not want to get out of the pool despite having been in there for over an hour.
  

You have your own bag now (not the handbag that you take “shopping” with your trolley) but the backpack that Aunty A bought for you even before you were born. All of your special toys go in there so that you have bits and pieces to play with when we go out.

  

You are so unbeliveably cute at the moment and very independent. Your vocabulary is coming along (because you never stop chatting). And you have developed this funny little chuckle that is so very adorable but also a little bit evil. 

 

Your father and I are already so proud of you and can’t wait to see your progression through life.

All my Love,

Mum. Xxx

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Clash of the Patterns…

  
Baby Girl, just a quick post. 

Leopard print and zebra stripes should probably not been seen together (just in case you think it might be a good idea in the future). 
You may be able to pull “this look” off at 8 months of age but I’m not sure I would try it at any other age. Keep it simple, black and white are my pieces of choice. And make sure any new purchases will go with current pieces in your wardrobe. Next time I might even give you a little advice on “staple pieces”.

All my Love,

Mum. Xxx

Fresh Country Air…

   

Good Morning Baby Girl,

I hope you are well and happy. 

We have had another big couple of weeks with lots of outings and travel.

You have learnt to do the splits! You have not yet mastered crawling and prefer to roll where you need to go – which you are surprisingly good at!

You have also attended another Pilates class. You did some work on the Wonder Chair this time but I think you preferred your time with Nonna and Poppy Roo while Mummy and Daddy did their class.

  

We caught up with Poppy Roo at Ferry Road for tea and cakes while his defender was being fixed before our big trip to Taree to see your Great Grandmother!

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addy had to work in Adelaide so you and I drove down with Nonna and Poppy Roo chauffeured the puppies. Grandpa John looked after Stella and Tilly because he will be going to Taree in a couple of weeks.

The trip went well. You slept, ate and chatted saying “hello”, “dadda” and “mumma”. Daddy flew in to Taree that night to meet us.

Below if a picture of Daddy and Poppy Roo looking over the local Taree area.  

  

We visited Taree Club where Your Great Nanny has been a Director for over 15 years. We had a lovely meal and tour of the club.

Four generations!!!

    

And a special picture with your Great Nanny in her beautiful home.
  

You decided you love peanut butter and Vegemite toast. Look at your bed hair!

  

This is a flashback to Europe – take us back!

We had a short week with lots of entertaining. Daddy was away on the weekend so you, me and Grandpa John organised everything for Daddy’s birthday party. It was a lovely night spent with lots of family and friends.

We then took Daddy to Stanthorpe for a quick getaway! It was cold but we had a nice fire so we kept warm. We spent many hours walking and you loved being in your backpack on Daddy’s back – you even fell asleep a few times. 

  

Look how cold it was – we had to keep you in your snow suit!
  

All the Gear…

  

Look how high you were!

When we got back we visited Daddy at work before he left to go to Melbourne for the weekend. 

  
 

And of course we spent a few hours outside because you love watching the puppies play. We also spent time with Grandpa John down on the jetty fishing. 

And bath time is always a favourite with Daddy. Look at your little rolls in the picture below.

Other then a few days which we think you may have been teething you have been your normal happy self.

My tip for you this week is that while it is important to travel overseas you should also explore Australia. There are so many little towns that get so many things right ie the little local bakery still produces all of their own goodies rather then being mass produced and they also proudly promote Australia’s history which you should know (and we will be taking you to the UK so you understand your UK heritage too).

All My Love,

Mum. Xxx