Excuse the crappy photo I had to bribe her with chocolate to sit still!
This time last year Ava was 9 months old and had just started to crawl. This year she is a toddler full of love and mischief. You definitely know you're own mind now my girl, if you don't want to do something you won't and you've perfected the art of the sulk and pout! On the other hand you love nothing more than smothering me and daddy with lots of hugs and kisses. You love to get us both into a group hug which is so sweet.
We had our first "parent's evening" at your nursery earlier this week and we were so proud to know that you are meeting all of your milestones and more. One of the things we were told is that you are very aware of other people's feelings which is lovely. You made me laugh earlier when I tried to put a ribbon on your doll's head but screamed until I quickly gave her back and you said "baby" and gave her kisses as if I'd traumatised her! You funny thing.
You have a bit of a cold at the moment, as have I and I'm just praying it doesn't develop into something else. I really don't want you to be ill again on Christmas day, it broke my heart to see you so poorly last year.
Your speech is improving every day and we have little conversations together now. You are so funny and fearless, you held a python at a party on Saturday much to everyone's amazement! You bring us so much jot. I'm so lucky to be your mummy! xxx