Sunday, 26 March 2017

A Year of Firsts

On 26th January, two months ago now, this little thing turned 1 whole year old.



A year that's not been without its problems but equally not been without its happy moments too.

So...how do you measure a year? (apart from the obvious answer of 525,600 minutes)*


  • In 1 music festival rocked out at (I wonder how many babies can say they'd seen Adele and Muse live by 5 months old)

  • In 1 lido sunbathed at
  • In 1 professional photo shoot attended
  • In 1 balloon fiesta stared at

  • In 1 publicity press pack featured in (scroll to page 10 for our story)
  • In 1 funeral attended
  • In 1 fancy dress party dressed up for (it was a 'heroes & villains' theme - we went as Little Red Riding Hood, the Woodcutter and the Big Bad Wolf!)

  • In 1 dairy allergy diagnosed
  • In 1 hen do gate-crashed
  • In 1 modern train rode on

  • In 2 steam trains rode on
  • In 2 weddings attended
  • In 2 cinema films watched
  • In 3 classical music concerts enjoyed
  • In 3 Father Christmas' met

  • In 3 late night trips to A&E
  • In 4 firework displays admired
  • In 4 fairground rides rode on

  • In 4 levels of swimming lessons completed
  • In 5 soft play centres bounced up and down in
  • In 5 steam rallies enjoyed
  • In 6 holidays taken

  • In 9 carnivals watched open-mouthed
  • In 11 theatre shows enjoyed

  • In 20 different baby groups visited

  • In 1 big birthday party

  • In numerous friends made
  • And in thousands of naps taken!
 


*Bonus points to you if you recognised the 'Rent' musical reference!

Thursday, 23 March 2017

A Photo Every Hour - Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January

January's photo an hour ended up being a bit different. I originally chose Sunday 29th - mainly for selfish reasons as it would be Lily's first birthday party - but Jane's email reminder said Saturday 28th.

So, we gave everyone the choice: Saturday, Sunday or even (as I decided to do), both days!

Here's what the bumper photo an hour weekend looked like...


Saturday 28th January

9am - Morning smiles.


10am - Packing things for a birthday day trip.


11am - On the move.


12pm - Still on the move.


1pm - Picking up some birthday party bits.


2pm - More party prep.


3pm - Sweet potato fries while Andrew was off with Lily at a soft play centre.


4pm - It seems someone rather likes going down slides headfirst!


5pm - Last bit of food shopping for the birthday party.


6pm - On the way home.


7pm - Back home and clearly not worn out just yet.


8pm - Missed 8pm as too busy with party prepping!


9pm - Everything packed and ready for the morning..


Sunday 29th January

9am - Early morning playtime.


10am - Breakfast sizzling away.


11am - Breakfast turned into brunch.


12pm - Quick shower for both me and Lily.


1pm - Setting up things for the party.


2pm - People arriving and starting to enjoy the inflatables and toys.


3pm - When she can't see mum, she's happy to play...


4pm - Party time's over.

5pm - On the way home.


6pm - Lots of birthday presents to open.


7pm - Testing out the birthday cake.


8pm - Cleaning up in the kitchen sink after lots of cake-eating.


9pm - And amazingly she still has energy to play.


10pm - She's finally asleep so we get to catch up on 'Call the Midwife'



Head on over to Jane's blog for a look at what she was up to in January.
 

Also, check out what I was up to in...

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A Photo Every Hour - Saturday 19th November

November's photo an hour each year usually falls on a carnival day here in Somerset and this year was no different - it was the turn of Glastonbury town to host the parade.

Here's what the day looked like...


10am - A rare treat of a lie in.


11am - Unpacking the winter stuff from the previous evening's carnival in Wells and repacking for that evening's carnival in Glastonbury.


12pm - An hour or so of playing at nan and gramp's house and she's fast asleep.


1pm - Important toy post delivery.


2pm - Late lunch before heading out for the carnival.


3pm - Sleepy feet.


4pm - En route to Glastonbury.


5pm - Current view from the car.


6pm - Waiting.


7pm - Still raining. Still wet.


8pm - Watching the carnival floats.


9pm - Drying out after the carnival.


10pm - Waiting for traffic to clear before heading home.


11pm - Asleep after a soggy carnival evening!


Jane did the round up that month so for a list of all the photo-an-hour-ers (that should definitely be a word), head on over to her blog.
 

Also, check out what I was up to in...
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