A portrait of my child each week in 2014

Double cream yoghurt is a firm favourite. Though you haven’t *quite* got the hang of spoon to mouth just yet!

There is also a third tooth lurking in there. One of the ones up top made it’s appearance after a long week of poor sleep and niggliness.

9 months old

Joining in with Jodie at Practising Simplicity.


A portrait of my child each week in 2014

You are a crawling machine! Into everything and zooting everywhere! Pamela Worm (the giant fabric worm; a gift from Granny Trish) has been hand in corralling you, but I don’t think it’ll be long before you escape!

Joining in (late again!) with Jodie at Practising Simplicity.


A portrait of my child, each week in 2014.

We visiting the beach for the first time over the weekend. You had SUCH fun! I am glad we waiting until you could crawl because you loved crawling a few steps, sitting, scrabbling in the sand, flinging it around, crawling some more, scrunching your toes in the cool dampness. You ate a fair amount but that’s all part of visiting the beach right? We didn’t stay too long, time has yet to show whether your inherited your Dad’s intolerance of the sun. I took so many photos but my favourites by far are of your sandy little bum and toes!

Also the baby-powder tip for getting beach sand off totally works.

8.5 months old

Joining in with Jodie at Practising Simplicity.


A portrait of my child each week in 2014

Looking pensive. Your new-found ability to crawl has already resulted in a minor accident. The scratch below your eye is from where you crawled off the bed! You got a huge fright and cried for ages! When you did finally stop you did that little sniffle catch your breath thing the follows a hard cry. Poor chap. You are fine, of course, and twice more I’ve had to save you from a headlong plummet off the bed!

Joining in with Jodie at Practising Simplicity


A portrait of my child each week in 2014.

Not a technically great photo, but I do love the snapshot it shows of life at the moment. Once Dad gets home from work we try to spend a little time outside, even if it’s cold. The cats come say hello. You crawl around, pick at the grass (and eat it). We have a cup of tea or a beer and share our days. It’s a pause before launching into make-dinner-eat-dinner-bath-boob-and-bed!

Joining in (late) with Jodie at Practising Simplicity.


Snapped through the car window on our way to Port Alfred. Smoky haze from a bush fire that burnt for nearly 2 weeks


Thinking about… Starting seeds for our inaugural vegetable garden | Where to put permanent vegetable bed for the chillis and rhubarb | How far behind I am in my Crochet-Along project!

Reading…. I miss reading. I must try and get back to reading before bed. I found it so relaxing. I re-read (for the millionth time) Terry Pratchett’s Fifth Elephant.

Watching… Burn Notice | Call the Midwife | Extended episodes of QI

Thankful for… The health of my family | An understanding Boss

Enjoying… Cape Cookie Company’s Romeo Delights | Nomu Hot Chocolate with a few pumps of Hazelnut Syrup

Loving… My Little Man at the moment. He has started crawling and is such a relaxed, joyous happy little boy

Looking forward to… A trip to the beach | A weekend away with good friends | A visit from my MIL | Family photoshoot (with the lovely Judith who shot Little Man and us on his first day on earth)

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