Josephine's Monthly Portrait. Taken in her nursery on the 18th of every month. In this case as the autumn sun streamed through the window.
We thought last month was a crazy one, packed with new tricks and developments, but it seems to have been just as busy this month. The crawl is now perfected and there's no stopping Josephine as she scuttles from here to there at lightening speed. She's also pulling herself up and marches wherever she can when you're holding her hands. She's so steady on her feet I don't think it'll be long before our hands are no longer needed...
We've also started swimming lessons, which Phiney adores. And so do I. Seeing her joy as she gets into the pool is a pure delight, and her smiles as she emerges from being under the water only cement our thoughts on this little bird being one fearless adventurer.
As for the rest, there's been new words ('drink' being the most helpful!) and a real confidence developing. Josephine really is such a cool gal. The coolest. She smiles and chats to everyone she meets, happily explores her surroundings and gets up from falls and bumps without even a moan. Aspects of what we're sure will be Phiney's strong-willed, determined, happy, confident, loving and kind personality are shining through and it's a real honour to share my days with her. Plus those curls are coming through thick and fast now. Sigh!
We love you tiny dancer. You fill our lives with the brightest of sunshine xxx