Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

  Not long to go now….We have been enjoying Christmas movies with the woodburner going and mugs of hot chocolate, lots of Christmas songs, sharing Christmas stories – try Rudey’s Windy Christmas for a giggly read!  Our tree is up, letters sent and our elf ‘Elvis Evergreen’ is in residence.  Bean has been enjoying some […]

“Infant Attention Span…”

…”suffers when parents eyes wander during playtime.  This study was brought to my attention as a certified Hand in Hand instructor which supports the use of Special Time – one of the crucial tools of Hand in Hand.   From an education point of view it is interesting to note that the “caregivers most successful […]

My baby is 2!

Wow that was a superfast two years, I can’t quite believe it.  My little guy had a wonderful birthday swimming with his siblings and friends.  I have reflected a lot recently upon his birth which is still rather bittersweet for me.  I have blogged about it before here , here and here .  Little Bean loves jumping, […]

Baby Play – 19 months

    Here are some of the things Bean has been interested in over the last month.  We were fortunate enough to spend two weeks abroad where Bean spent most of his time exploring sand and water play, swimming and dancing!   From left to right, top to bottom. Stacking bricks, just four at this […]

Making his mark…

So…….Bean found a pen, which frankly is a miracle in itself in our house as they seem to disappear the instant they arrive.  He enjoyed his mark making session over a large portion of the dining room table and in just a few seconds had created a pretty impressive array of marks. My reaction….. just relief, […]