Archie: 21 Months Old

 

21 months old. I feel like every month I am just saying the same thing to you guys. Writing the same updates just on a different month. I think I am going to continue these monthly updates until Archie’s 2nd Birthday then I will only update as and when there is something to  update.

For now though I’ll update you all on all the things we’ve been up to this month and how Archie has changed. Archie’s speech has come on massively this month. He can now string a sentences of 3-4 words together. He is repeating everything he hears, words and sounds, and they are sticking with him.

I weighed Archie this month and he is 27lbs although he feels so much heavier. He is in 18-24 month clothes although some handmade clothes he has are made in size 2-3 as they come up smaller.

We have had quite a busy month this month, we’ve had Callum’s parents come visit us, we’ve been to visit them, had Halloween with pumpkin picking and Callum’s birthday. It feels like this month has flown by where we have been so busy.

Unfortunately Archie has become a little clingy this month. Both Callum and myself have been working a lot and putting in a lot of overtime at work to get money for our house. I think this mixed with going away and mixing up our normal routine has put him out of sorts. I’m hoping it doesn’t last too long as it breaks my heart when I have to leave him for work.

Archie is still loving arts and crafts this month. We have done a lot of colouring, painting, sticking and ripping. We have made so many things to put with our families Christmas presents, but I will share them in a post through blogmas.

The weather has finally changed and it feels like proper winter. The air is crisp and there are frosty mornings. We have spent a lot of time going to the park and playing in the leaves, going for wintry walks down the beach and jumping in puddles. I’m finding it really hard at the moment to wear Archie out. If you have any suggestions please leave them below of fun things we can do to keep Archie entertained and wear him out when the weather is bad. This Mummy is running out of ideas.

Love Tilly & Archie xx

 

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Pumpkin Picking: Sopley Mill

About a month ago I wrote a post called Fall Bucket List, where I listed everything I wanted to do this fall. Slowly but surely I have been crossing them off one by one. Pumpkin picking is one of my favourite things to do in the autumn especially since having Archie. Its lots of fun and definitely makes for some cute photos.

For the last couple of years Callum and I have gone to a local pick your own farm called Dan Tanners (Sopley Mill)  to pick our pumpkins. Not only does it make for some cute photos, but were supporting the local community. I love the fact you can stroll around a field and pick your own perfect pumpkin whilst getting some fresh air.

This year I went twice with Archie, once with my friend and her little boy and the second with Callum and my sister. Archie absolutely loved it last year, he was sitting in the pumpkins, banging on them and giggling his head off. This year he wasn’t so sure. He didn’t particularly want to go near them and I had to really work for a smile from him. I don’t know if it is because each time we went it was close to his nap time or if he was genuinely scared of them.

Luckily with the help of some raisins for bribery and Daddy pulling him around in a sleigh we had the best time. We chose 3 pumpkins, 1 for each of us, and had a browse round the farm shop. I absolutely love all the locally grown fruit and veg and the homemade jars of jam and biscuits.

Here are some of my favourite photos of our trip to the pumpkin farm this year. I cant wait to do this every year and keep in tradition and see how Archie grows each year.

 

 

Love Tilly & Archie xx