Sunday, June 25, 2017

24/52 2017

Week 24
12 - 18 June


Jamie's confidence and physical ability are continuing to expand, which is an absolute joy to watch. Admittedly his attempt at this cargo net was not entirely successful in terms of getting to the top. The difficulty is a philosophical one; instead of tackling it incrementally and climbing one row at a time, he wants to make a single big step of about three rows and then feels frustrated that he doesn't have the leverage to bring the rest of his body up. As soon as he wraps his head around the theory, he'll be away.

23/52 2017

Week 23
5 - 11 June

Good morning

One of the last pictures of Jamie wearing a one-piece sleepsuit, as this summer we are shifting up to Actual Pyjamas. He's chewing on his hand because his teeth are bothering him at the moment (only four more molars to go!) but he's still cheerful.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

22/52 2017

Last week saw us travelling east for a funeral - and also to see friends and family.

Of course neither of these reasons makes much sense to Jamie, so we told him we were going hunting for dig-digs (his word that encompasses all commercial, industrial, agricultural and construction vehicles, although he also has subcategories).


This picture marks what Jamie probably considered the highlight of the trip: sitting in a Little Chef on the A14. Or in his world, getting to watch a never-ending stream of dig-digs and be given food at the same time.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

21/52 2017

Last week saw Jamie's first barbecue party.

First BBQ party

He had a terrific time running around, and we got home with neither sunburn nor food poisoning, so it was a success... better than that though, it was actually quite relaxing. Of course it was at someone else's house and that always helps.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

20/52 2017

Sometimes a picture needs no captions.


Monday, May 15, 2017

19/52 2017

Before Jamie, and before me, the great love of Steve's life was his motorbike.

Daddy's bike

It no longer gets the TLC it should, but after a certain length of time in the garage it's a roadworthy vehicle once more and this weekend Steve got to do the last little bit of tinkering to get it ready to take him to and from work. Plus, he finally got to sit Jamie on it.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

18/52 2017

This week (ok, last week, I know) is Jamie doing Art.

Doing Art

He definitely makes the connection now between dragging a felt tip or crayon across some paper and a line appearing. I'm not sure he's realised that he can control the direction, and there's a 50-50 chance of him trying to use the wrong end of the felt tip, but the basic idea is there.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

17/52 2017

This bunny was in the Easter box from my mum, and Jamie seems to have really taken to it.


He likes carrying it, cuddling it, feeding it (thankfully only the plastic play food) and periodically heaving it over the edge of the playpen with an air of "you can be free, my friend!"