You’ve not been well. In total you were probably sick for about 5 weeks. Then thankfully you were better and happy for 2 weeks. But this morning, on your 19 month birthday, you threw up again and had two major diarrhetic poosplosions – aren’t details the best?! Now, it’s evening and you seem to be over it, so I guess it was just a one-day stomach bug. I hope.
This was already Babel’s second Halloween. This year we got him a costume and we even went trick or treating, twice!
Happy 1.5th birthday! I know you think Mommy and Daddy are just too happy to celebrate you every minute, but that’s what we feel. Your first life stage was in Buxton, then you turned 1 year old in Derby. You learn and grow so fast, every time you show us something new you can do, it just makes us happiest. You are constantly renewing our happiest record :).
One and a half year! You have a superpower. Well, at least you seem to think so. Whenever Papa comes at you pretending to be an attacking zombie you blow short and loud raspberries with your mouth. These raspberries (sometimes ‘achoo’ sounds are thrown in the mix as well) always makes the Papa-zombie back up or jump back. So it seems like you do have a zombie-fighting superpower.
Little Babel, you’re 17 months old! We’ve had more than 74 weeks with you and still you manage to amaze us every day. We don’t understand how you do it, but you get cuter every single day. You are such a sweetheart. You always feed us, hug us, smile at us, and even kiss us now.
A couple of weeks ago, uncle Djamo and aunt Yasmin came to visit with some exciting news. Uncle Djamo scored himself a job, as a math teacher at an American school in Kuwait! It was hot, the park’s paddle pool was still open and uncle Djamo brought his camera.
We had a very excited day in the park, with Djamo the paparazzo taking photos and Djamo the teacher excitedly telling us all about Kuwait. I ended up with beautiful summer photos of Babel in the pool and park. Djamo ended up officially accepting the job offer and signing his contract here in Derby with us.
You had a very busy month! You saw lots of family members, from Japan, the Netherlands and England. We rented a car and visited a zoo, an aquarium, a castle, and a farm. We stayed in a caravan park at the beach in Wales for a weekend, and on Mama’s birthday we went all the way to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. Besides that there were regular and extra playgroups at the Children’s Centre, visits to the park, the playgrounds, and lots of dips in the park’s paddle pool. Oh, and you’ve had ice cream!