Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Monday, 25 February 2013
Saturday, 23 February 2013
We had a brilliant girl today, hopping up a proper rocky footpath to the top of Beamsley Beacon. She has new proper walking shoes and really enjoyed a Walk. This is how we will remember it. The cold and ensuing crying in the backpack on the way down will fade into obscurity.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Monday, 18 February 2013
Here is our three month old boy dressed in his Sunday best. These photos don't show it, but Thomas is a happy, smily, giggling, chatty little boy. When he is awake he loves nothing more than to gurgle and coo at us and will 'chat' away and giggle when you smile at him. If he is left to his own devices (which happens quite a lot with an older sister around), he will find his thumb and lie and suck contentedly. He even drifts off to sleep on his own sometimes!
Thomas is also starting to enjoy 'toys'. He will lie on his playmat and bat at the hanging toys, but his absolute favourite toy is the wicker basket next to his change mat. He loves lying there staring at the wicker and reaching out to touch it. Mind you, his favourite place to be is still in our arms which is good as we love cuddling him. He has just graduated from the stretchy wrap to the mei tai (at least when I'm carrying him) and is definitely into his 3-6 month clothes. But he is still 'teeny tiny' as far as his sister is concerned, and I agree with her. I can't believe we are at three months already!
This week is half term, which means no toddler groups. So instead, today we all headed off to the ice cream farm. The sun shone, the playground was busy but not too busy and there was ice cream to eat and milk shakes to drink. Two happy toddlers means two happy Mums!
We started a couple of weeks ago at St Ives Estate, up the hill a bit out of Bingley. It has a playground and a lake to walk around. We had lots of fun in the playground, including the musical trail. Bedford types may recognise the bells in the action shots below.
Sunday, 17 February 2013
We walked to see the empty locks and aqueduct a little way up the canal at dowley gap. You may recall last winter we went down into the canal at Bingley's famous five rise locks, and this year they've come further down the canal to replace the gates and do other maintenance to the locks. It's fun to be down in the bowels, to be reminded how deep they are, and then surprised at how shallow the aqueduct is.
So, not a hill top but not a bad start to his walking record.