Frida’s first birthday: a few photos

We had an incredibly relaxing day yesterday. Luckily the sun was out in full force and so we were able to spend the bulk of it outdoors, in the park, the playground, and the garden.  My husband was working from home which means he was able to join us for present opening and breakfast at…

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One year of Frida

And just like that, she is one.  She is an explosion of sheer delight, a fluffy-haired ball of light. Our determined, hilarious, sweet, delightful, sparkling, mighty daughter is no longer really a baby, but a small girl, her very own self.   At 7:10am on a sunny Sunday morning precisely one year ago, Frida came bursting…

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Gross motor skills: standing 

Over the last week Frida has suddenly “got” standing unaided. Previously if she was standing up and we let go of her, she would stand for 10-30 seconds, then panic when she realised and promptly sit down.     Now however she will intentionally let go of whatever she is holding, and will do everything she…

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Montessori discovery basket: silver and gold 

There is usually a “treasure basket” of mixed objects to be found on one of Frida’s shelves. I tend to try and stick to objects of a certain theme, to encourage her to draw associations between the similar properties.  This week I have pulled together a very simple silver and gold basket.   In it I…

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