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