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Our Week – I put Julia in her Christening outfit ( she was Christened in August ) and got some more shots of her before she grows out of it, she is growing so fast now! Our beautiful girl, oh how I love her!

 

We made bread ( 2 types ) which Julia loved ( first loaf was made in the bread machine, but then our bread machine broke, so the second loaf was made in the oven ), and I made a lemon cake, another hit with the family! :)

We got all wrapped up, cosy and toasty and went for wonderful Autumnal walks ( I love this time of year )

We’ve been reading together, wonderful books from kind friends and family, and books that John and I have bought for our sweet girl, Julia loves to hold the board books while we’re reading, they’re strong and durable, perfect for one year old chubby hands and a one year old’s curiosity where everything goes into her mouth :) Her other books with paper pages myself or daddy hold whilst reading, just in-case those little chubby hands tear their pages……. this is a book house, I am a book worm, John likes books, and Julia is showing a definite and thrilling interest in them too, we have so many books in this house, and now Julia’s room holds quite a lot of books too, some from my childhood which I have gave to Julia, and some of my own childhood favourites which we have bought for Julia like the following piccie, I had the book Goose Eggs when I was little and loved it, then when I was pregnant I bought this book ( I no longer have the actual one from my childhood ) along with 3 other books in this wonderful series

and last week I ordered the last book in this series for Julia, and it is wonderful, definitely a one to read every Christmas!

 

I love reading to our girl

( the Beatrix Potter and Brambly Hedge books were mine when I was little )

( my dear grandad bought me the Beatrix Potter books when I was very young )

And speaking of books, I have recently ordered quite a few books for Julia and they’re just starting to arrive, the ‘new ‘ books we will wrap up for Christmas for Julia, but where I could not buy new, because these particular books are out of print, so I have had to order used, we will give to Julia now, these books are mainly Little Golden Books which I have only just discovered, but love! I suppose they’re the American equivalent to our Ladybird books? Little Golden Books have been going a long time, some books are still in print, some aren’t. One of the companies illustrators was a lady called Eloise Wilkin, and her illustrations are simply stunning, some of the best I have seen, they are wonderful, and the books I have ordered are mainly the ones with her illustrations, though that is not to say other illustrators for the Little Golden Books are not wonderful, because they are, I also love Sharon Kane

and this little book

But I particularly love the Eloise Wilkin books

 

I love these little books, as does our Julia, I think she’ll share with me :)

And more are on the way, so I’ll be posting about them as and when :)

 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, bye for now :) x

( Gentle Warning :- Picture Heavy Post :) )

 

Goodness me, where does the time go! It does not seem like 5 minutes since the last time I blogged, yet since then Julia has been Christened and celebrated her 1st birthday, we’ve been super busy decorating the house ( and still are! ), and now we’re into Autumn and thinking about Christmas!

Julia has two teeth now, is crawling all over, and walking ( holding onto furniture ), and my clever girl has taken her first steps unaided! Really, where does the time go, it only seems like last week since she was newborn, and now, she is a toddler!

We’ve been enjoying trips to the Catherine Cookson museum 

I watched Baby Boom, a film I love but had not watched in years! Loved it!

( I want to live in that house, and cook baby food in that kitchen! )

( I want to shop in shops like this! :) )

Love, love, love this film!!!!!!    

Julia and I have been watching the beautiful Beatrix Potter cartoons together,

I’ve crocheted the No Sweat jumper by Doris Chan , kind of enjoyed crocheting it, but pleased it is finished

Tonight I am going to begin crocheting Julia an orange cardigan and a pumpkin hat to go with her Halloween outfit :)

And we’ve been having lots of fun, playing with Julia’s new toys, even the doggies want join in! They’re never far from Julia’s side, Foxy and Scrappy both adore Julia,

 

 

Julia is always smiling, she is such a happy baby, I love her so much!

We’re a happy house :)

And on that note, I wish you all a Happy Weekend xxxxxxx