2 years, 3 months – Leo updates

When I wrote my very first post way back when in March, I wanted this blog to be a diary documenting my little family’s adventures and for my boy Leo to be its main focus and driving force. When Leo is older and asking about his early years I hope this blog will help me provide all the answers he seeks. However, although I do write about my son a lot here, as my little part of the internet has grown and evolved my posts sometimes stray away from being all about him. This is fine, I want my readers to know about my family but I also understand they don’t want my whole life story. A blog needs variety and although posts like What my blog means to me and products reviews won’t be appealing to future Leo, they add another dimension to my blog and make it more interesting for my readers. So, amongst all the lists, reviews and random things I write about, I am now going to write a monthly post completely dedicated to Leo. A post all about what he is like at this age, what he loves, what he hates and what new things he has done. Watching him learn and grow everyday is amazing and although I cherish every moment, it is inevitable in time things will be forgotten.  So, without further a due, here is this months Leo update..

This month Leo loves..

* Thomas the Tank – Oh my, he is obsessed! I recently bought him the new Thomas the tank DVD and we have to watch it at least once every single day. The only toys he wants to play with are his Thomas trains, he is constantly singing the theme tune (They’re 2, they’re 4, they’re 6, they’re 8..all together now!) and every time we go to the shop he asks for a new Thomas magazine. The boy is obsessed.

* Singing – Leo sings all the time. Sometimes it is nursery rhymes, sometime it is the aforementioned  Thomas theme tune and other times it is just nonsense. Although he has been singing for a few months now it is only the past few weeks he has started sounding the words in the correct rhythm and tune, it is so so cute.

* Teletubbies – The brand new series has just started on Cbeebies, it has only been on for a week and already Leo is in love. He knows all of their names and is mesmerised by the ‘sunshine baby’. My boy is very flighty though, I remember a time not too long ago when he was in love with the TwirlyWoo’s and now it is as though they never existed.

* Play doh – I have a love/hate relationship with Play Doh so it doesn’t come out to play from the craft box very often (it gets stuck in the carpet, damn it). However, recently Leo has become quite fond of the stuff so we have been getting creative with it quite a lot lately. Leo loves squashing it and using my cookie cutters to make little shapes – may need to add actual play doh cutters to the Christmas list.

This month Leo hates…

* Yoghurt – What toddler doesn’t love yoghurt? Mine, apparently. These little pots of fruity yummyness used to be a firm favourite and now Leo has one spoonful before pushing it away with a dissatisfied look on his face. How can he love something so much one day and despise it so much the next?

* The kitten – Ok, so I don’t actually think Leo hates Jessy but he has definitely started to dislike her. If she jumps up on the sofa for a cuddle she is promptly pushed away by Leo. On occasion he tries to play with her but most of the time, if he bothers to interact with at all, he is either trying to pull her tail or grab her whiskers or hurt her in some other way. Hopefully this is just a phase and he will start to be more gentle and loving towards her again soon.

* Most things I ask him to do – We are well and truly living through the terrible twos, the struggle is real my friends. All those people who warned you of this time, well they weren’t lying. All I ever try and do is make Leo happy and keep him safe but attempts to stop him running in to traffic and to get him to eat some veg are met with angry growls and almighty temper tantrums. I feel like this may be a reoccurring point on this list for a few months to come..help me!

Leo’s firsts from this month…

* Made gingerbread men, with a lot a little help from Mummy and Daddy.

* Had his first adventure in The New Forest.

* Attempted to count past 10.

* Got his first poster – it is a minions one and he loves it.

* Went on his first ever big train ride when we went shopping in Southampton.

* Started napping in his cot and not just the car/pram (so proud and relieved!)

* Learnt to jump.

* Got his first sickness bug,

* Started playing Hide&Seek (ish).

* Decided he likes eating raw pepper sticks,

* Met my parent’s crazy, Labrador puppy Minnie.

And finally, here are some photos from this past month…


Do you like to write updates on  your child’s development and what they have been up to? I have a feeling I am going to really look forward to writing these posts.

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  1. November 16, 2015 / 2:43 am

    I am sure you will appreciate these precious updates of Leo years from now. Your munchkin is adorable!


  2. November 16, 2015 / 9:18 am

    Adorable pictures and what a busy month! Yep, we've done updates on the blog every month from birth and it's a really nice record, you'll look back on these and be so glad you wrote them! #fartglitter

  3. November 16, 2015 / 10:49 am

    I have a play-doh obsessive as well! My little girl asks for it every single day. I used to write updates when my daughter was a baby, but I got a bit paranoid about talking about her too much, so I have stopped them :/

  4. November 16, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Aw, this will be so nice for him when he's older. It's mad how quickly they change, isn't it? The food thing drives me nuts. As soon as we buy extra of something our lad goes off it. Little boogers.

    Thanks for linking up to #fartglitter x

  5. November 16, 2015 / 3:29 pm

    Aww thank you, I think he is pretty cute but them I am extremely biased. Yes I really hope in the future I will be thankful I wrote these xx

  6. November 16, 2015 / 3:30 pm

    Aww thank you, it was hard just picking a few photos..I take loads every single day! I wish I had started them sooner but better late than never xx

  7. November 16, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    What is it about play doh? He is still to young to really build anything with it yet but he absolutely loves it. Oh really, how come you felt that way (if you don't mind me asking)? Sometimes I worry I am sharing too much but if I don't write it here I probably won't ever write it anywhere.xx

  8. November 16, 2015 / 3:34 pm

    I know!! I have a fridge full of yoghurt pots just waiting to go out of date, so frustrating. I hope one day he might read some of them and get to see what he was like as a toddler. Thanks for hosting #FartGlitter xx

  9. November 16, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Don't laugh (I said similar about Peppa pig when boo was this age) but I really hope g bypasses the Thomas stage. I cannot stand it, at least I enjoy Peppa a little bit ha ha.
    Yay for the cot napping. Booooo for the yoghurts. Hope it passes 😉 #maternitymondays

  10. November 17, 2015 / 11:25 am

    Such a lovely memory and keepsake for him. #KCACOLS

  11. November 17, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    I love this it's such a sweet way of keeping track of everything. I really need to start doing little posts like this they truly are something special.xx #KCACOLS

  12. November 17, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    I love this it's such a sweet way of keeping track of everything. I really need to start doing little posts like this they truly are something special.xx #KCACOLS

  13. November 17, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    Among others, there are a few things that I can relate to in this post – Play Doh and Hind and Seek!

    We have multi colour patches on our carpet from Play Doh sessions. The boys have now been banished from the front room (to the kitchen) OR they use the play mat.

    Learning how to play hide a seek is funny, especially when they lean against a wall and close their eyes with the attitude, I can't see them so they can't see me, can they?

    Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  14. November 17, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    I always have trouble using Blogger! Sorry but I was unable to leave a comment using another ID.

  15. November 20, 2015 / 8:33 pm

    Thanks for linking up to #kcacols, hope to see you again next week x

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