Milestones: T’s First Trip to the Cinema

For the past year or so we’ve been introducing T to feature length films. Starting with short films like Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo, which we viewed over Christmas or on long car journeys via Hopster. We then started introducing him to longer films on rainy days and seeing how far he would go before his engagement would naturally drop.

We are huge film buffs in this house, so it was natural that we were going to introduce him to films as soon as possible. One of my favourite past times as a child was watching films in our dressing gowns on a rainy afternoon.

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A Day in the Life Photoshoot

Even before T was born I enjoyed taking photos. Whether it was photos of local landscapes, my wife, our dog. I enjoyed capturing moments so the I could cherish them and look back on them in years to come.

I often tried to get in on the picture too, but I quickly noticed that this resulted in the photo looking less ‘natural’. Whilst I’ve captured lots of lovely photos of us over the years, which I will also adore and cherish, a staged photo doesn’t really tell a story like a natural one captured in the moment.

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T at Two and a Half!

I didn’t actually plan on doing one of these until T was at least three, however over the past six months since he turned the big zero-two our not-so-little boy has changed so much! From his language to his character to the way he reacts to situations. Two and a half has become such a huge milestone in his development that I don’t want to keep quiet about it.

I just can’t believe how much he’s changed in such a short space of time – physically and mentally! Things are happening where I say to myself; “Were you doing that yesterday?” or “I didn’t know you could do that?”.

April

September

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An Interview with T at Two!

A few weeks a go, I was tagged by Lauren to interview T and ask him a series of questions.

At first I was unsure, as I didn’t know whether T would comprehend them – making for a very boring interview and blog post – but over the past week his language has come along in leaps and bounds, so I thought I’d give it a go!


So one morning after breakfast (it’s no good getting him to do anything before breakfast!) I sat T down and asked him the following questions, writing down exactly what he said…

What’s the best thing about being 2?

Running! 

What makes you laugh?

Ambulance. No idea. 

Who do you love and why?

Mummies. 

What’s your favourite book?

 *points at Dear Zoo*

Favourite food?

Banana. 


Favourite song?

 *random singing*

Favourite outfit?

 Shirt!

Favourite TV programme?

Bing! No. Duggee. Erm. LerLoos (Twirlywoos). 

Favourite toy?

TRAIN! Bus. Train. Yes. 

Favourite thing to do?

Bike. 


So that was fun – maybe I’ll do something similar each year and see how his answers change (or stay the same!)

I tag Amy, Dawn, Lucy, Jade and Emily, but if you’d like to join in please do – I’d love to see the answers! 

Misunderstanding a Toddler – Vol. 1. 

Steps and swallowing solids aside, talking is by far one of the most exciting milestones to date. I’m loving the fact that T understands (most of) what I say, and can often tell me what he wants (as long as I go through a list of 10 or so items first). I’m really enjoying listening to this toddler talk/little babbles, as well as watching him try and tell me something.

There are a huge amount of words T can now say; he can request water, for ‘more’ or tell us ‘no more’ when it comes to mealtimes, for his ball or for ‘choo choo’ (which is either TV or Thomas the Tank Engine). He tells us ‘NO!’ and give us various animal noises. T also understands when I’m asking for a particular vehicle or when I’m asking him to pick up his damn water bottle (again).
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