One year ago today and in another country my little family welcomed our newest addition. Miss Kayla, also known as Kaylee Boo and possum among other weird and wonderful names. Over the year she’s grown and learnt much, except how to sleep through the night! She is starting to walk on her own, climb stairs then fall back down them, eat and disperse food all around without assistance, she can unroll a full toilet roll or empty a full jumbo tissue box in less than 37 seconds, and she loves her baths, especially when she can splash like a wild beast drenching both of her older siblings sending them scamping out of the bath for safety, the splashing habit might be my fault, well the result my training her to survive a Greek Orthodox christening, which she did without too much drama. Hopefully the next year will see her communication skills change to quiet talking, walking without the crashes, she's already working out how to safely descend the stairs, usually by standing at the top and calling ‘mumma mumma’ and waiting to be carried down the stairs, sometimes her older brother or sister help or sideswipe her usually resulting in her falling down and tears, thankfully our staircases are only two and three stairs each.
Feeding Myself 'Kayla' Style (Some food even makes it into my mouth)