Wednesday, July 12, 2017

27/52 2017

Week 27
03 - 09 July

A compare and contrast this week. Here is Jamie last July, one year ago, sitting in a laundry basket.


And here he is in July this year, in the same laundry basket:


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

26/52 2017

Week 26
26 June - 02 July


Jamie is still quite the bookworm and the highlight of any shopping trip is the run around Waterstones. Sometimes he spots a beloved favourite from his own collection, and we have to explain that his copy is still at home. The negotiations required to get him to hand over his chosen New Book for scanning at the counter are delicate to say the least. And the idea of waiting until we own a book before thrusting it at daddy demanding "read!" is just silly - what are parents for?

25/52 2017

Week 25
19 - 25 June

Climbing a hill

At Burton Dasset, climbing a steep hill with the aid of daddy. He probably would have managed on his own, but we didn't quite have the confidence to let him scamper freely. It won't be long now, though.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

24/52 2017

Week 24
12 - 18 June


Jamie's confidence and physical ability are continuing to expand, which is an absolute joy to watch. Admittedly his attempt at this cargo net was not entirely successful in terms of getting to the top. The difficulty is a philosophical one; instead of tackling it incrementally and climbing one row at a time, he wants to make a single big step of about three rows and then feels frustrated that he doesn't have the leverage to bring the rest of his body up. As soon as he wraps his head around the theory, he'll be away.

23/52 2017

Week 23
5 - 11 June

Good morning

One of the last pictures of Jamie wearing a one-piece sleepsuit, as this summer we are shifting up to Actual Pyjamas. He's chewing on his hand because his teeth are bothering him at the moment (only four more molars to go!) but he's still cheerful.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

22/52 2017

Last week saw us travelling east for a funeral - and also to see friends and family.

Of course neither of these reasons makes much sense to Jamie, so we told him we were going hunting for dig-digs (his word that encompasses all commercial, industrial, agricultural and construction vehicles, although he also has subcategories).


This picture marks what Jamie probably considered the highlight of the trip: sitting in a Little Chef on the A14. Or in his world, getting to watch a never-ending stream of dig-digs and be given food at the same time.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

21/52 2017

Last week saw Jamie's first barbecue party.

First BBQ party

He had a terrific time running around, and we got home with neither sunburn nor food poisoning, so it was a success... better than that though, it was actually quite relaxing. Of course it was at someone else's house and that always helps.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

20/52 2017

Sometimes a picture needs no captions.


Monday, May 15, 2017

19/52 2017

Before Jamie, and before me, the great love of Steve's life was his motorbike.

Daddy's bike

It no longer gets the TLC it should, but after a certain length of time in the garage it's a roadworthy vehicle once more and this weekend Steve got to do the last little bit of tinkering to get it ready to take him to and from work. Plus, he finally got to sit Jamie on it.