Sunday, 31 August 2008

First (Official) Word

Today George said what I am counting as his first word - everything he has said before has been someone's name.

He went to the cupboard, found the tub of toys for the garden, and came over to me holding out the bubble solution and said very clearly "bubble". I am so proud!

Monday, 18 August 2008

Where's Your Mama Gone?

This weekend I was away - for the longest I have ever been apart from George, three whole days and nights on my own!

But he was fine, with Daddy and Nanny and Grandad - and Grandma's 90th Birthday celebrations.

One of the activities they found to keep him amused was a Butterfly Farm - although the only photos I have seen are of birds, with not a butterfly in sight!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Just a Small One

Sherry seems to be a staple food here in North Wales, compulsory before each meal - even for George! (it's blackcurrant squash of course!)

Monday, 11 August 2008

A Day Out with Thomas

We are up with the grandparents in Wales, and today we had planned a trip to Llangollen to see the steam trains - then we discovered that Thomas the Tank Engine was going to be there, so it was even more exciting!

We met the fat controller, took a trip up the line on a steam train and went on the rides while waiting for the return journey, and when we got back, Thomas himself was there. All great fun.

Today George also attempted a couple of words - his version of camera, which sounds like rowra, and then a "dee, dee, dee" while dipping his fishfingers into beans at lunchtime (that's "dip, dip, dip" to anyone who doesn't speak George.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Innocent Village Fete

The next in our summer outing schedule - this one in Regent's Park, which involved a train and a tube so was doubly exciting!

Sunshine and showers - at one point all three of us were huddled under one umbrella - lots of freebies and room for George to run around. What more could you want?

Friday, 1 August 2008

First Football Lesson

This morning daddy and I took George to have his first football lesson - a free trial session at our local adventure play place.

There were only two little boys there, so George got to have lots of turns - he wasn't very keen on waiting for the whistle before running off to get the ball or the cone, but he did okay on the whole. At least he did until he tripped over the ball and fell flat on his face, which knocked his confidence rather!

I think we might wait until the New Year before we pay for lessons.