|On her first birthday|
The development journey she has taken over the past year is incredible and being a stay at home mum I've been lucky enough to be able to share every moment of it.
Now she's stringing sentences together, saying her please and thank yous, starting to count, knows all her shapes and colours etc. - she amazes me with something new every day.
At the age of 1 Mini Cheddar didn't even understand what a building block was really, nevermind its colour and now I watch as she creates entire villages with a running commentary on what she's doing. Watching the thought process develop in her is astounding - perhaps she's like Stewie from Family Guy and plans to rule the world?
|Queen of Clean|
|The next Nigella?|
Also, she insists she helps me "whisk bowl" whilst baking. It doesn't seem like playing, as such, but it is and she adores it. It will help her in the future too - hopefully steering her clear from becoming a fussy eater like her Daddy!
Mini Cheddar has quite a number of toys, thanks (I think?) to generous grandparents but sometimes the simple things in life are the best. Like getting out in the great outdoors for some play time at the park - simple play like this along with fresh air brings a whole new experience.
It also allows for some more social interaction with friends. All together now "Awwwww"...
|Best Friends For Ever|
|What was that Grandad?|
A simple piece of paper and a pen whilst eating out provides an emergency play time for those 'hungry' moments when her tummy demands food but the waitress service leaves little to be desired! Her inquisitive mind taking direction from her Grandad, constantly playing and learning in her own unique way.
|Here you go Grandma|
Grandparents also provide the perfect environment for a toy mountain - Grandma especially!
Whether it's a complex toy or a cardboard box, Mini Cheddar gains so much from playing and constantly learning about her
|Amazing what they'll deliver|
|Tunnel of learning|
Put quite simply, we are loving life and loving learning. Not only is she learning about life each day, I'm learning about being a mother (and a teacher) and I love it.
Note: I absolutely HATE the way I say 'carrots' in this video *hangs head in shame* What is wrong with me?
This post is linked up to the Tots 100 March Blog Hop - Learning Through Play