Sunday, November 25, 2007

It was cold today

Friday, November 23, 2007

We've had fun today

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Little Miss Independent

There are loads of things to learn in the world when you are 15 months old and Katie seems to be learning at a rapid rate. She seems to be following in her daddy's footsteps. The main way junior doctors learn new procedures is to watch one, do one, teach one. This seems to be Katie's motto too. She will watch us and have a go herself.

Katie now feeds herself all the time (she is very protective of her spoons and her food - getting into a paddy even if we try to cool it down by blowing on it!)

Katie now walks to nursery (the pace is painful, and not great for our time keeping either).

Katie now cleans her own teeth (depending on your definition of 'cleans').

And her latest game - she carries her own little bag around everywhere, looking for things to put in it (don't even think about trying to take it off her!)

Saturday, November 03, 2007


Before leaving Liverpool, Don (our lovely next door neighbour) taught Katie how to relax on the sofa. This is something she has continued to do and today was particularly good at it.

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Dictionary according to Katie

Katie is changing every day and it is a delight to see. Her character, cheeky as it is, is shining through more and more each day. But one of the ways in which she seems to be developing quickly is her communication.

She understands what we say particularly well: we can tell her to go and get her shoes and she does, we can ask her to go to her high chair and she does, we ask if she would like some breakfast/dinner/tea and she responds with "Yum yum".
But they are not the only words she says, here is a list of them all to date in the order that she started saying them:

Ta (probably her first word at around 10 months)
Gone (in relation to her food)
Da da
Ma ma
Dohh (dog)
Buh (book)
Shus (shoes)
Yum Yum
Shocks (socks - guess she gets mixed up with shoes)
No (when asked if she wants any more milk)
Cud-dle (this is so cute)
Mu (as in Mungo, her favourite soft toy)
Noh (as in Noddy)

But it's not just her words that are developing. She has other useful skills too...