It's been a busy time in the Frankie and the Lamb household. Luther turned one, started walking, and swiftly turned into a toddler...
We hit the shores of Tenerife last month. Luther got to go in an outdoor pool, eat calamari for the first time and stay up way past his bedtime! It was absolutely glorious to see the sun and even better to have some proper family time. Luther charmed the hotel staff and managed to remain friends with them all - even though he liberally scattered his food around his highchair at every meal without exception.
The resort had a really sweet outdoor play area and the chunky plastic playhouses were an enormous hit. I think we'll have to get one for him as he seemed utterly smitten, especially with the mini kitchen sink. I remember having a Wendy house with a framework and a thin plastic cover over it. There wasn't anything inside but I absolutely loved it. The urge to have a space that is your own is interesting to observe in one so small, especially when to actually be left alone remains a fear rather than an aspiration!
On the last night on the island we had a special meal out and, after greeting all our fellow diners enthusiastically, Luther decided to fall asleep in his pushchair, and remained asleep whilst we dined... such a considerate boy - and the envy of more than one set of nearby parents.
Now that he's walking the knees of his trousers don't get such a workout, but it took a while to get him to wear his shoes. He liked looking at them but as soon as they were on his feet he would scream and grab at them and refuse to stand up. Once I clocked how much he hated being barefoot on grass I soon had him in the shoes and tottering around. He's even trying to put them on himself now. He carries around his Donsje leather, deer shoes like prized toys.
Next week we are in London for a few days of work for Luther with Tesco. I think he's modelling toys! Lucky boy!
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