Tuesday, 20 May 2014: One Year and Fifty Days Old.
Ayla might not be able to walk properly yet, but she knows how to kick a ball!
I don’t know where Ayla learned to kick except from maybe watching a bit of AFL on TV, but today Ayla proved to Hubby and I that she certainly has hand eye coordination.
The ball kicking goes with Ayla’s ability to throw a ball, over arm, in any direction she chooses; both being skills that apparently only 50% of children have mastered by the time they reach 21 months!!
Does this mean Ayla’s gifted? Or is it just one of those skills she developed ahead of average time frames.
Not surprisingly, Hubby is ecstatic. As a natural, ambidextrous sports person he can hardly wait to play a bit of touch footy with Ayla in the back yard.
While that will have to wait until Ayla walks, and then runs, for now we’ll have to be content to bask in her greatness and nurture her (potential) talent!
Wednesday, 2 April 2014: One Year and One Day Old.
I can’t believe we have a one year old!
I think I was too busy yesterday to realise the significance of it all but today it hit me like a tonne of bricks.
A one year old.
Judging by how quickly the past twelve months have gone I can only imagine the next year will fly by even faster, then the one after will shoot past… and I can almost see the years tick over as Ayla gets older!
Our little family has so much to look forward to over the next twelve months; walking, talking, sleeping through the night (please, oh please!), learning to paint and draw, and making friends.
It amazes me just how many “firsts” Ayla still has to go through, and how the greatness of each milestone she achieves will so quickly be overshadowed by another.
I love watching my baby girl grow and develop, but at the same time I revel in her newness and dread the day it will be gone.
But for now, every new day seems like a new chapter in the best book I’ve ever read; I can’t put it down, I can’t wait to find out what happens next and I never want to finish it.