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{The Ordinary Moments 14} #2 - A Voyage of Discovery.

on Sunday, 12 January 2014.

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At almost exactly half past seven each morning we hear a little noise from the bedroom across the hall.  Daddy is the one to get up, bringing back into our room a blurry eyed, half asleep girl still cosy and snug in her sleeping bag.  She lets out a little wail when she sees me, still very much reliant on milk to wake her up properly ready to start the day.

But after that quiet ten minutes of snuggling, her lightly pinching my skin with her hand or playing with my hair softly, it is time to get up.  From then on this little person is on a mission.  A misson of discovery.

No corner of the house is safe, nooks and crannies are there to be explored, the dining table is a great place to crawl under in a search for a hidden treasure, and pulling herself up on the TV stand is just about the best thing ever, guaranteed to bring a shriek of delight if she manages to do it without me noticing her and putting up a makeshift barricade.

Meal times are a time of immense excitement, there's peas to practice picking up one by one, new tastes to try and devour, each spoonful making her rock back and forth in anticipation.  Bath times are hilarious, with her standing up and sitting down making a big splash with her little bottom.  It never fails to bring big belly laughs.

She's at that age where she smiles the biggest grins at anyone who happens to glance in her direction, she wants them to look at her and interact with her, although sometimes she feels safer doing it in my arms depending on her mood.  Mini milestones are constantly getting ticked off the list- waving...check...clapping....check....shaking her head at anything when you say no to her....check.  

She is a little sponge absorbing all that she can, learning new things and you can see her little brain tick as she tries to understand something.   She is wonderfully happy, always smiling and often found getting up to mischief.  

She's on a voyage of discovery and she's loving every single second.

And we are enjoying watching it just as much.

 

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Comments (60)

  • Claire

    Claire

    12 January 2014 at 07:48 |
    So much of this is exactly the same as our little Heidi... Still so dependent on those early morning cuddles and milk (which is when I do my blog rounds!) and yet so wonderfully independent too! Such a special time!xx
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      16 January 2014 at 20:32 |
      It is a really lovely time isn't it? I love this age so much! x
  • Donna

    Donna

    12 January 2014 at 08:25 |
    Oh I love, love, love this post!! I love how you said she's like a sponge, so symbolic and such a great age of learning so much. Beautiful picture too! x
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      16 January 2014 at 20:34 |
      Thanks so much Donna. x
  • My Two Mums

    My Two Mums

    12 January 2014 at 08:32 |
    I love the way little ones explore and discover things they can get up to. M is very cheeky when he's looking for things to do, especially if he knows he's not meant to be doing what he's doing.
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      16 January 2014 at 20:36 |
      It's lovely to watch them learn isn't it? x
  • lucy at dear beautiful

    lucy at dear beautiful

    12 January 2014 at 09:10 |
    It's such an exciting (and kind of exhausting) stage when they get so mobile and interested in everything. It's hardly surprising they need those good 12 hours of sleep at night when they are so busy all day long. x
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      16 January 2014 at 20:43 |
      Definitely, it is lovely to watch isn't it? But yes exhausting having to keep them out of toubrle all day long! x
  • Lauren

    Lauren

    12 January 2014 at 09:47 |
    Gosh she is growing up so so quickly. I love how you've written this and how it sounds so exciting. She sounds like such a lovely little girl xx
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      16 January 2014 at 20:45 |
      Thanks lovely Lauren. x
  • Molly

    Molly

    12 January 2014 at 10:14 |
    It's such a lovely age isn't it? Their enthusiasm for the world is just infectious. Gorgeous photo, as always! xx
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      16 January 2014 at 20:47 |
      Thanks Molly? x
  • Carie

    Carie

    12 January 2014 at 11:01 |
    Oh she's so sweet - I love that age when they're so constantly on the go, nothing, not even Mummy-made barricades is going to stop her!
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 15:01 |
      It is a wonderful age isn't it. x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      19 January 2014 at 16:39 |
      I really love the stage too, and yes she definitely is good at getting through Mummy barricades. ;) x
  • YouBabyMeMummy

    YouBabyMeMummy

    12 January 2014 at 11:49 |
    She is so cute! Baby is the same, on the go, so active and into everything. Smiling, clapping and high-fiving :) xx
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 15:03 |
      Thank you, and it's lovely isn't it to watch them? x
  • Lisa

    Lisa

    12 January 2014 at 11:54 |
    What a lovely post. I'm new to blogging and think this a great idea, hopefully I'll join you next week with one of our ordinary moments!
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 15:04 |
      We would love to have you join us Lisa! x
  • Toby Goes Bananas

    Toby Goes Bananas

    12 January 2014 at 12:16 |
    That is such a lovely photo. And you're right - it's amazing to watch them just constantly learning. Toby has such an expression of concentration when he's figuring out something new.
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 15:23 |
      Aw how sweet! x
  • mirari

    mirari

    12 January 2014 at 12:37 |
    they're so sweet when they start discovering the world...
    the photo's beautiful!
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 15:27 |
      Thank you. :) x
  • mascara & mud

    mascara & mud

    12 January 2014 at 14:27 |
    Finding myself saying "oh, love that age!" a lot at the minute...but in all fairness I think I love every age! She's adorable. X
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 15:29 |
      Me too, I always say it and then find the next stage just as good! x
  • Eline @ Pasta & Patchwork

    Eline @ Pasta & Patchwork

    12 January 2014 at 16:02 |
    This reminds my so much of my little boy! It's just gogogogo all day long, until he collapses mid-milk in the evening. I love his enthusiasm for life, which you've captured beautifully here.
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 15:30 |
      Thank you so much! x
  • bluebirdsunshine

    bluebirdsunshine

    12 January 2014 at 16:39 |
    There's something so special about seeing your child discover new things isn't there, and the age when they can finally seek out newness on their own is so exciting. Your description of feeding a warm, snuggly baby in a sleeping bag is making me broody. Must try to focus on the not so fun middle of the night wake ups too :)
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 15:31 |
      Haha yes there is two sides to everything! ;) x
  • katie

    katie

    12 January 2014 at 17:09 |
    Snap, snap, snap, snap, snap snap, snap! Such a wonderful age to be :))
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 15:35 |
      Haha glad you agree! x
  • Ritz

    Ritz

    12 January 2014 at 17:42 |
    You have written this so beautifully , the apt description and beauty of this age …full with love, exploration, hunger to grasp and above all just live life. Lovely picture too xx
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 20:21 |
      Thank you very much. :)
  • Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    12 January 2014 at 18:31 |
    Firstly, I just adore that photograph. Beautiful :)
    It's such a wonderful age isn't it? My wee girl is now almost 22mo and every day it's something new, with her it's language now that's the real daily discovery! It's so wonderful to watch. Gorgeous post xx
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 20:22 |
      Thanks so much Sara! x
  • Morgana @ butwhymummywhy

    Morgana @ butwhymummywhy

    12 January 2014 at 19:29 |
    This is such a fun age. You do have to have eyes at the back of your head though, my girls were into everything! It's hard to believe that little LL is at this stage already. Lovely post xx
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 20:56 |
      I know it is going so quickly, but I agree it is a wonderful age. x
  • jenny paulin

    jenny paulin

    12 January 2014 at 20:13 |
    awwww i remember those days such a joy to watch as you say and a privilege too. it seems hard to believe that she is almost 1 now - how quickly thsi 1st year of her life has passed by. she is beautoful and very happy - a great reflection of you and your lovely family's influence on her x x
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 21:05 |
      It really has gone oh so quick, I can't believe it really. Thank you for your lovely comment Jenny. x
  • Michelle Twin Mum

    Michelle Twin Mum

    12 January 2014 at 22:49 |
    Beautiful photo Katie, the lighting is fabulous and what a super age, enjoy! Mich x
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 21:11 |
      Thanks so much Mich! x
  • The Reading Residence

    The Reading Residence

    13 January 2014 at 07:32 |
    Such a beautiful post. I do love imagining days through my children's eyes, as days are so full of adventures and wonders.
    • mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      17 January 2014 at 21:23 |
      Thank you! :)
  • Anna-Marie

    Anna-Marie

    13 January 2014 at 08:06 |
    I love this stage of a toddler, finding new things, learning new things. Its the start of chaos but its by far the best :)

    xx
  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    13 January 2014 at 08:40 |
    Sounds just like J, he is into everything! Usually things he shouldn't be like the bin! x
  • Caroline

    Caroline

    13 January 2014 at 10:12 |
    Lovely post, I love that time of morning too, when they wake in a good mood and we just snuggle in bed for 10 minutes before really starting the day. Im new to blogging and not really sure how to link up, but I might give the ordinary moment post a go and see how i get on.
  • Luci - Mother.Wife.Me

    Luci - Mother.Wife.Me

    13 January 2014 at 10:56 |
    Beautiful photo - there's a whole big wide world out there waiting to be discovered. I remember this stage with a mix of emotions, it's such a wonderful time and they are super, super cute, but oh boy do you get kept on your toes!!
  • HPMcQ

    HPMcQ

    13 January 2014 at 11:25 |
    what a beautiful beautiful photo x
  • sarah

    sarah

    13 January 2014 at 14:56 |
    ah katie thats a gorgeous picture!
  • Double Trouble

    Double Trouble

    13 January 2014 at 15:28 |
    This was beautifully written Katie, it's amazing to watch their milestones and I absolutely love the photo. With my miss S I have to have eyes at the back of my head, she is always up to no good ;)
  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    13 January 2014 at 21:19 |
    Archie is in the exact same place right now, not happy unless he is on the move, discovering and chewing!
  • Mummy of Two

    Mummy of Two

    14 January 2014 at 12:42 |
    What a lovely post. It really is a fantastic age isn't it. I am treasuring every minute with my little girl!

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