Friday, 15 September 2017


In August Katie took her second trip North to visit family. Though the intention was for her to go as far as Cumbria, she had trouble sleeping away from home and so we didn't make things more difficult by adding another 5 hours in the car seat to her itinerary.

Playing in the back of the car at the service station

She did make it to Formby, where she saw Grandma Linda, Auntie Bryony, Uncle Mark, cousin Toby and Uncle Mark's parents Mick and Pauline.

We then took a trip to Preston to meet Katie's other cousins Leona, Hugo and Pharrell (and of course Uncle Gary and Auntie Dewi too). Katie got a lovely set of Mog books from the Elliott family - thank you.

Eating in the car... I wonder if I can fit the whole new potato in my mouth in one go?

Enjoying some time at home after all the travelling

This month Katie learned to climb down off the sofa, futon and Mummy and Daddy's bed and to climb down the stairs. She also began bouncing and rolling a ball and playing peekaboo (or 'Where's Katie' as we call it at Frog End).

The study is now divided into two - Katie's half, in which there is the futon, tall cupboard, radiator (for crashing toys against of course) and lots of toys, and our half, containing two desks, computers and lots of dangerous cables. Katie likes to attempt to scale the railings to climb to the 'interesting' side.

 Katie's first trip to Little Bradley Ponds, one of Mummy's favourite nature reserves