Month of Firsts – August 2015

Month of Firsts – August 2015

I started this series of posts a few months ago because I was struggling to remember all of the things my little man was doing.  He is growing up so fast and learning new things at an alarming speed that it is hard to keep up with him.   The days are blurring in to each other.  Despite re-assuring myself I was bound not to forget such special moments I have to concede that it is far easier said than done.  I have therefore decided to keep a list of all his “1st’s”.

Harry, this is what you did for the 1st time in August 2015:

  1. Went to your first live show – OK it wasn’t Cold Play or Dirty Dancing Live, but Mummy has to concede that In The Night Garden Live was pretty good fun.  Watching a room full of adults reduced to singing “Yes my name is Iggle Piggle” is a memory that never fails to make me laugh
  2. Fell in love with a guinea pig – next year’s birthday present idea has already been wrapped up (not literally, because that would be wrong)
  3. Bottle fed lambs – you also fed goats, horses, and cows but by then the excitement had waned a little
  4. Went on a tractor ride and got to sit in the cab
  5. Held a baby crab – it was dead but I didn’t have the heart to tell you.  I said it was sleeping
  6. Started saying “mine” a lot.  “My dinosaur, My Daddy, My Mummy, …..”
  7. Started picking flowers for Mummy – I have had a great collection of daisies, buttercups and dandelions this summer
  8. Stayed up past 8pm
  9. Got upset because you were being picked on by an older boy –  Mummy looked him in the eye and told him very calmly – and without blinking – that it wasn’t nice for a 6-year-old boy to be calling you names.  I was pleased that I showed such restraint.  A 1st for Mummy.
  10. Blew out someone else’s candles on their birthday cake (much to everyone’s amusement)
  11. Won a Best Boy Dancer award
  12. Said “Hello Lady” to a man with a ponytail that served us with drinks at Mummy’s favourite coffee shop

And my favourite thing you did this month is pronounce caravan as “zaziban”.  It is just such a fabulous word.  I love it so much that I am going to use that word for EVER as it makes caravanning sound so much better than it really is!  I am already looking forward to plenty more weekends at our zaziban.


Harry’s Honest Mummy x



  1. Louise
    September 10, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    I love “zaziban” for caravan – sounds much more fun! What a lovely list of first (other than being picked on – well done you for handling it so well). In the Night Garden live is an amazing show isn’t it – we’ve been three times now and my little ones love it. Great list and such a fab way of looking back on all those little moments 🙂

  2. beth
    September 15, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    What a great list of ‘firsts’ 🙂 Will be great to look back on.
    Thanks so much for linking up with #justanotherlinky

  3. helen gandy
    September 16, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    Fab, I really want to go zazibanning now hehe. Lots of exciting firsts! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst 🙂 x

  4. Working Mum Blog
    September 17, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    This was so lovely to read – They do grow up so fast!
    What a busy month for your lo – sounds like a lot of fun too.
    Pea #bestandworst

  5. Something Crunchy Mummy
    September 17, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    Oh this is just a wonderful way to capture it all! Thanks for linking up ton#justanotherlinky xx

  6. Jaime Oliver
    September 20, 2015 / 10:39 am

    aww what a really beautiful way to document those special times! i love it
    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  7. hannah mum's days
    September 24, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    Wow, you guys have been busy…must say I’m pretty jel of the theatre trip! Reuben would probably enjoy it too! Thanks for linking up to #TheList xxx

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