Month of Firsts – October 2015

Month of Firsts – October 2015

I say it every month – where has the time gone?!  I am so glad that I started this series of posts, as there is no way that I would be able to keep track of all the new things my son got up to during the month.  Another one has come to a close, so without further ado here we go.  Harry, here are the things that you did for the first time in October.

  1. Asked me to “put the (r)oof down” every time we got in the car – we don’t have a convertible nor do we know any one that has one?!?!  Mummy is totally baffled by this one.
  2. Informed me that you were hungry – “make my dinner please”.  I can’t take offence when you are that polite.
  3. On the same note, you finally managed to climb in to your high chair alone.  Something you have been trying to do for months.  And a clear sign of truly how hungry you are.
  4. Dressed as a devil for Halloween.
  5. Dressed as a dinosaur (a party the day before Halloween) – didn’t you know that every good Halloween party needs a dinosaur to be present.
  6. Finally able to tell me quite clearly that your teeth were hurting – but then looked confused and hurt when I couldn’t instantly fix the problem.
  7. Saw a spaceman – or at least that is what you thought.  We were at the play barn and one of the young girls that works there was about to go home on her scooter, and so she had put her helmet on.  You made us all laugh by saying “be careful going home in your rocket”.  Fascinating how your mind works.Month of 1st's - October 2015
  8. Went to the cinema (and had popcorn – also another first).  You even sat still for the duration of the film (another first), mesmerised by the sights and sounds.
  9. Started counting – some of which were in sequential order.
  10. Started telling me “I like those” after every toy advert.  How long until it progresses in to that dreadful sentence “Mummy I want one of those”?
  11. Gate-crashed a party – and then won the pass the parcel game.  It’s not like you were trying to blend in to the background!  I was left apologising to the mother and asking if I could get them some sweets to make up for the ones you had just acquired.
  12. Fell in love with a goose that suffers with a condition called Angel Wing.  You wanted to take him home because he “had a hurt”.  Instead Mummy convinced you just to give him all your bread, and then I lied and said he would be too full to walk back with us.  Thankfully you are still too young to question what I say.
  13. Covered your ears when you didn’t want to hear what I was saying.
  14. Roared at everyone in the park.
  15. Had all your buddies from your childminder drop in to see you when you were ill.  You was very confused when they left because
    1. you weren’t going with them, and
    2. you are usually the first to leave
As a consequence of this visit, every time the door goes Harry rushes with excitement to it, saying “my friends”.  When the door opens and it isn’t them he can’t hide his disappointment.  I find myself apologising as he stamps his feet and theatrically huffs off back in to the living room.
Yet despite the fantastic leaps in development you have made this month, you still haven’t mastered the game of hide and seek.  When someone says “coming ready or not, where are you?”,  the objective of the game is to stay hidden.  Not to jump out with a big smile on your face and shout “here I am”.  Oh well, something for us to work on next month.
Love you x


  1. November 8, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Aw, I loved the line about being careful on your rocket! Kids’ thought processes are the best! 🙂 #sundaystar

    • November 8, 2015 / 9:38 pm

      It does make you wonder (and worry) just what they are picking up. Great age. Thanks for the comment x

  2. November 8, 2015 / 11:55 pm

    This is a lovely update of all the 1sts your little boy have mastered in October. And he has clearly done a lot!! Well done! The highchair climbing is a classic one! My eldest daughter Bella was the same and now I can tell that my little one Sienna is trying to do that but she still can’t do it thanks god. Going to the cinema for the first time must be like a cool thing to do for him. I remember that Bella was like OMG this is amazing with such a big screen and of course having some pop corn and some sweets was the best part for sure lol. The hide and seek game always take time to understand it! I don’t know why they don’t hide!! But it is very cute to watch though!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I’m so happy to have you again this week. 🙂 xxx

    • November 10, 2015 / 7:23 am

      I almost don’t want him to work it out that he has to stay hidden. Otherwise he is going to scare me to death by going “missing” when we go out. My mum had a meltdown in m&s when I was a kid because I stayed hidden for over an hour under a load of nighties. I was having a great time 🙂 Thanks for hosting a great linky x

  3. November 9, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    Definitely a great way to keep track of your little boy’s development, such a lovely idea! It’s nice to look back at this posts when he’s bigger, isn’t it? #mg

    • November 9, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      Even just looking back the last few months I can’t believe the difference. So yes in a few years time it will be really interesting. Thanks for popping over.

  4. November 10, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    Awww ‘he had a hurt’ so cute! What a wonderful month for you, I hope November is just as lovely. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  5. November 11, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Such a lovely list of first, they definitely had me smiling. I especially loved the one about the roof down lol. xx #KCACOLS

    • November 12, 2015 / 2:13 pm

      I have found out since that it is from Peppa Pig. Mystery solved thank goodness 😉

  6. November 12, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    Aww I LOVE how a child’s mind works — I LOVE number 12. That kind of thing makes me want to cry!! I’m still a little bit like that today with injured animals too 🙂 Maybe he’ll be a vet when he’s big? Thanks for linking up with us on #TwinklyTuesday xx

  7. mackenzieglanville
    November 15, 2015 / 5:39 am

    “be careful going home in your rocket”, oh now that is one to remember, so cute! #mg

  8. November 24, 2015 / 11:06 pm

    Ahh bless what a lovely post so beautifully written. I agree with number 12 been there done that we all do it as parents too. lol It really does fly by even as they get older it gets faster. Almost frightening. Love the photos. Thank you for stopping by LTM and linking up to SWM. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round of #sharewithme

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