POD has changed so much since this photograph was taken three months ago.
She’s much taller, the little pot belly has disappeared and her face looks different. Even her smile has altered. Her vocabulary has increased dramatically as has a wonderful imagination. She’s more independent and she knows what she wants – even if it is Peppa Pig! She loves books, colouring, jigsaws and Jo Jingles. She wears big girl pants during the day.
On Christmas Day POD will be three, she’ll no longer be a toddler. Although she’s not at school you do sense the summer is over even with the sun still shining. We’ve not had a summer break but we’ve spent much more time together. Running our own business has meant we’ve been able to have fun in the garden after nursery. Not every day but most days.
POD has taken full advantage of her playhouse with it being so sunny. Preparing food for her dollies or, if you were invited in, offering a dish of garlic and asparagus. She’s loved being ‘in the sky’ when she’s on her swing and found walking up her slide highly entertaining.
Then bang it’s September, the start of another new school year. You can’t help but think about POD’s education. At nursery she plays with children her own age, she explores her creativity and she learns. But how long will she stay there for? Where will she go next? When will she start school? Where will she go to school? All these questions need answering in the coming months.
For the moment though, let’s just reflect on what was a fabulous summer it was.