Up and running!

Right from day one, we could see that Libby was going to be a bit of a character. Her ministry of silly faces gave that away…

What also became apparent very swiftly was her love of food and drink. These days she can tell us that she’s hungry, usually by shouting for banana, cake or, if she can’t say the right word, just “mmmmmm!!!” Even when she was tiny though, we got the general idea of what she wanted…

Libby is also very keen on exercise. She has been trying to walk since she was about 2 months old. At 12 months, she was quite the local celebrity when she walked 1km holding hands with her poor, long suffering aunt Em to raise money for charity. She raised hundreds of pounds, made the front page of two local newspapers and even won a medal… 

Now that she can walk unaided, Libby understands that she has serious responsibilities to fulfil. She makes sure that she walks Pluto every day, rain or shine, whether he likes it or not… 

All this learning to walk takes it’s toll though, and what better way to relax than to have a nice swim? So off she went at lunch time today for a swim with her dad. A lovely time was had by all. That is until the moment when her dad told her to stand still whilst he got changed. A split second later, she was off at lightening speed back to the swimming pool, swimming costume and nappy in hand. What a great game when dad realised what was happening and went chasing after her! The perfect opportunity to learn to run, just a few steps away from dad, just far enough for him to make a spectacular entrance onto poolside… in his pants! 

(Don’t worry, there’s not a photo to accompany that story!)

Goodness only knows what mischief she will achieve when she learns to ride a bike! 

This is my entry into the Cycle Addicts blog competition.



  1. SarahMummy
    July 30, 2013 / 6:18 am

    This is great, a really entertaining post. I’m really impressed with your little lady doing 1km walk at only 12 months! Thanks for tagging me, I’ll see what I can do!

    • Natalie Ray
      July 30, 2013 / 7:43 am

      Thank you Sarah 🙂 do let me know if you write a post for this, I would enjoy reading it.x

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