Autumn arrived in October. We took a trip to Killerton's orchard, just before the apples were harvested for their annual apple festival.
Katie does not believe in wearing socks (her feet were tucked straight back into the cosy toes after the above photos were taken) so we had her feet measured in the hope that some shoes might keep her socks or tights on in the colder weather. Katie wasn't initially sure what her first shoes were for, but enjoyed playing with them before she started learning to walk in them.
Katie met her first hedgehog, who seems to be living in the front garden at Frog End
October also marked Katie's first birthday. Grandpa and Grandma Jo came to visit for the occasion, but Katie had difficulty waiting for them to arrive and was hoping to be posted along with their anniversary present.
The night before her birthday, after Katie had gone to bed and Grandpa and Grandma Jo had left for their hotel, Mummy blew up lots of yellow balloons and Daddy performed various feats of balance to hang them about the house. Mummy finished the last minute preparations for the birthday lunch and iced the cupcakes (which Katie didn't like, but everyone else did!) and then it was strictly
Katie was quite tired for the early part of her birthday, having had trouble sleeping the night before,
but after her afternoon nap she perked right up and was especially excited to play with her new Zany Zoo from Mummy and Daddy.
Thank you to everyone who bought Katie presents and cards and to Grandpa and Grandma Jo for coming all this way to help us to celebrate.
Only a week after her birthday, Katie found out that she was going to have a little sister. This photo was actually taken in July when Mummy and Daddy found out the good news