10 months

28 08 2008

One of Araminta’s favourite toys is a stuffed black and white sock monkey that she received from one of Ruth’s friends in the USA.

Here she is sitting up nice and straight and looking at our helper:

Then she got sick of taking pictures and decided to come and give Mummy a cuddle instead.

Isn’t she cute?


Look Mum, No Hands

20 08 2008

I know I’m a little out of sequence, I still have some 10 month pictures to post, but, yesterday Araminita did this:

Stood up long enough for me to get a picture. She was after a bit of paper that our helper was holding out to her.

Honestly, I don’t know why she has any toys, she’d be happy with a few bits of paper and whatever she can pull out of the rubbish bin.

Today was a fantastic winter’s day, far too nice to be caught inside working. Ruth and Araminta took advantage of the sunshine to go outside and take a few pictures.

These pictures were taken just outside our back door. Jeff and I eat lunch out there most days when the weather is nice. Jeff walks up from his office for lunch and Araminta is always most excited to see her Daddad.

She is also clapping her hands on cue now too, which is very cute.

9 months 4 weeks

13 08 2008

Araminta has been feeding herself:

I was actually surprised she ate this. It was pasta in a stir through sauce, and the sauce had quite a kick to it, but as you can see she enjoyed it immensely.

We will not discuss what she looked like yesterday after eating porridge – let’s just say Jeff took her straight into the bathroom for a bath…

9 Months, 3 Weeks

6 08 2008

I thought you might like to see some pictures of Araminta with our helper.

Often while I’m working C will put Araminta on her back.

She usually stops fussing as soon as she is put there.

She is finding the cat more and more interesting, and can actually ‘pet him nicely now’. Of course, as soon as Araminta sees Ruth with the camera this happens.

And she loves to eat paper. Here’s a shot of her just before I took the paper off her:

She’s enjoying it far too much.

Mum, you can see she’s wearing the vest you sent, the colour suits her. Thank you, we use it a lot.