It felt like the holidays went to fast and now January is too – but what I also see is how fast Boo is growing up. Sometimes she looks so grown up I wonder where my little baby has gone! Even going out for a short walk, in the rain, I notice changes in her. I love this photo, it was taken on a walk round near where we live and Boo wanted to use her new Gruffalo Umbrella, which she got for Christmas.

And she just looks so big, holding the umbrella (which she actually used properly and not was a weapon as I feared she might). Boo’s is fiercely independent and doesn’t want help with anything. She wanted to hold the umbrella herself, and she wanted to put it up and take it down all by herself. This is another sign that she is growing up (too fast!) and I really need to make the most of all the time we have!

She really does remind me of the line from Shakespeare “Though she be but little, she is fierce!” I hope that my little Boo stays as independent, confident and curious as she is now.

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”  Kahlil Gibran.

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…And yes, she did jump in to the puddle!

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