We’ve had a really lovely November. We’ve been on our first family staycation, visited some beautiful places and had lots of family time together.

I can’t believe how much Evie has learnt since her 19 month update. Here’s her 20 month update:


Dear Evie,

Wow you’re a chatterbox. You’ve started to talk in sentences, you spot numbers everywhere and you seem to be a big sponge at the moment, just absorbing everything we say and do and repeating it. It’s crazy how much you’re learning everyday.



You are so tall. I keep looking at you when you stand next to furniture and wonder when that growth spurt happened. Your hair is really starting to grow now and you’re slowly losing your baby chub.


You’re on and off with food again. Somedays you’ll eat loads, some days you don’t want anything. You love beans and bananas and will never refuse them. You’re open to new tastes at the moment and we’ve discovered you love spicy foods! But you still get a little bit funny with grainy textures. We’ve also discovered that pizza is a big no, no!



The tantrums are exhausting. You really easily flit between so loving and so naughty. You meltdown over the smallest of things and have started to be a bit of a nightmare to take out, especially for lunch or dinner. But then when you are nice, you’re especially loving. You love smothering us with kisses, tickling us (it’s seriously the cutest!) and giving us cuddles and pats on the back.



You don’t go a day without reading your books. You are still obsessed. Your new favourite book is Meg and Mog. What’s both amazing and scary is that you’ve read it with us so much, you can now read it aloud alone!! Not all of the words, but on every page you pick out words and items and read them out.

Apart from books, you’re still in love with phones and make it your daily mission to try and get hold of one, purely so you can press number 2 about a hundred times.

You love puddles! We can’t walk anywhere outdoors without having to stop every few minutes so you can splash about.

You don’t really have any dislikes, apart from being told no and having to sit in your highchair when we’re out for lunch or dinner.



You are talking in sentences. You can say please, you can say thank you and even cuter, you can say ‘thank you much’.

You’ve started to learn colours, you can do a handful of animal noises and you are absolutely obsessed with numbers. You spot them everywhere and can count from 1-10 with ease, although you never say seven.

You now try and sing! You hum the ‘Iggle Piggle’ theme tune, try and sing ‘Row, Row Your Boat’ and ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’.

Your physical side is a bit behind still though. You can’t climb up and downstairs safely, you can’t climb on furniture safely and you struggle to climb up and go down slides alone.



Every other month your sleeping patterns seem to break. You are up every night again and it’s so hard to put you to bed. You love your bedtime routine but scream as soon as you reach your cot. Sometimes you go down ok, but regardless of if you do or don’t, you wake up in the night everyday at the moment.

Bedruthan Steps Boat


You are so sociable. If we go to a shop you say both ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ to cashiers. In restaurants you talk jibberish at the waiting staff and have baby conversations. In queues you try and play with other children and actively try and seek eye contact with people so that you can start some form of interaction. We really hope you stay like this as you grow up, we were always worried about this side of things, especially as both of your parents are so shy.

We’re so excited for this next month and introducing you to Christmas properly. Last year you weren’t old enough to understand anything but this year you’ve already learnt ‘Santa’s’ name and how to recognise him and you’ve started to notice that something different is going on. 



  1. December 6, 2015 / 1:09 am

    She is beginning to turn into the little girl she will become and loose some of the baby features, you can already see how pretty she will be, I hope the sleep sorts itself out. #KCACOLS

    • December 7, 2015 / 5:57 pm

      She really is becoming a little girl. Thank you for your lovely comment. Luckily the sleep is getting so much better. x

  2. December 6, 2015 / 11:56 am

    Aaw this is a lovely update! I need to do SB’s 20 month update ready for the 10th! Really cute lovely post 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • December 7, 2015 / 6:11 pm

      Aww thank you!! It’s crazy how fast they grow isn’t it!! And no two are the same. It’s nice to record all the changes. They happen so quickly you do forget. x

  3. December 6, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Really great update to read, sounds really ahead of my little boy who’s 18 months in terms of numbers and speaking. She sounds a real cutey and we’ve got that blue and white spotty chair which Bodhi also loves sitting on! #KCACOLS

    • December 7, 2015 / 6:17 pm

      It’s crazy how each baby develops differently. It’s so hard to not compare, but no two are the same are they. Evie’s so behind in physical things, like her motor skills and being able to climb things. But seems to be really great with words and numbers. I definitely don’t think we have a sporty girl that’s for sure. The chair is so sweet isn’t it! 😀 x

  4. Lex
    December 6, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    Talking in sentences! I bet this seems to have come around so quickly. You really don’t realise how quickly they grow. Looking forward to reading Evie’s next month update #KCAOLS

    • December 7, 2015 / 6:18 pm

      It literally happened over night which is crazy! She’s only said a few and lots of them are mostly jibberish, but it’s crazy how fast it goes. Sometimes it feels like she’s learnt nothing new for a couple of weeks and then it all comes at once. x

  5. December 11, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    Aww what a lovely post!! They really grow very fast!! I’m also very excited about Xmas as Sienna very little last year. Now I feel both my girls are enjoying every single minute of it which is lovely!! Evie is only 4 months older than Sienna! We could totally do a playdate one day!! LOL Well done with the speaking! Sienna is talking much more that what Bella used to do at the same time. I think 2nd ones are always quicker. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. So happy to have again this week! 🙂 xx

    • December 11, 2015 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you so much!! It’s so nice to see them start to enjoy Christmas. Next year is going to be even more magical. We should definitely do a play date one day. It’s definitely crazy how different each child is. I always see my friends little ones who are the same age as Evie and they’re all doing different things which is lovely because we can all get excited about what they’re going to learn next. Thank you so much for hosting. xx

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