First Tastes & First Fun

I have really struggled with weaning Bow. His sister weaned like a dream! I made all my own baby food and she ate everything I offered her. Even though baby led weaning is now popular, I decided to wean Bow in the same way as it worked so well last time. Every time I gave him something to eat he acted like he was being poisoned. When my cooking failed I decided to try baby led weaning. He liked to [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on June 4, 2016 Firsts 18 Responses »
 
Share A Smile - Bob's First Parents' Evening

On Thursday we went to my grown up baby girl’s first parents evening at school. I was unsure what to expect. She can sometimes be a little madam at home but I only ever heard glowing reports from nursery. I used to pick up a highly praised angel who would have a melt down in the car soon after we had left. It was quite confusing. Her teacher started by saying how lovely she was. I breathed a sigh of [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on November 21, 2015 Firsts, Smile 10 Responses »
 
Learning How To Read & Write

I am so proud of my baby girl! She has only been at school for half a term and she has learnt so much! She already knew a few of her letters as we have done some activities together but she is now racing through her letters and sounds. Last week Bob wrote her letter to Father Christmas. Early I know but she was driving me mad about it so I let her. She sounded out some of the words [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on November 12, 2015 Being a Mother, Firsts 3 Responses »
 
Share A Smile - First Smiles

The other day Bow smiled for the first time! We have had wind smiles and REM smiles which were lovely (you can see the gorgeous REM smile that I captured here) but this one was a real smile! It was morning and I was laid in bed with him talking to him. All of a sudden he grinned at me. It was such a lovely smile that reached all the way to his eyes! Shortly afterwards Bob woke up and [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on November 7, 2015 Firsts, Smile 16 Responses »
 
To My Baby Girl On Your 1st Day Of School

Today you started Primary School. This is such a big milestone in your life! I couldn’t help thinking how small you looked when you put on your uniform! This wasn’t helped by the fact that your age 4 pinafore dress looked so big on you! You must have been keen to go to school as you awoke at 4am. Luckily you went back to sleep for 2 hours, otherwise I am not sure you would have made it through the [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on September 9, 2015 Being a Mother, Firsts 30 Responses »
 
Bob's First Hair Cut

I dreaded Bob’s first hair cut! I loved her curls and was reluctant to have them chopped off. It got to the stage where the ends were tatty and I knew I had to do something about it. There is a salon near where we used to love that specialises in children’s hair cuts. My friend had told me how good it was so we went there. It was brilliant! Bob got to choose whether she would like to drive [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on October 13, 2014 Firsts 5 Responses »
Jun 062013
 
A Day Of Firsts

Last week we took Bob to see Grandpa In My Pocket at Nottingham Playhouse. When I first thought about taking her I worried that she was too young but, as she loves the CBeebies show, I decided to risk it. I love the theatre and I hope that Bob will too. I couldn’t wait for her to experience it! We decided to get the train into Nottingham as Bob loves trains and she has never been on one. She went [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on June 6, 2013 Firsts, Reviews 4 Responses »
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