Only two more before he reaches the 1st year mark. Total madness, I tell you.

He's getting good hand-eye co-ordination with objects, clapping, and much more. He's definitely inherited our manual dexterity - the poor boy had little choice with his parents!

I'd forgotten about this next photograph but was reminded of it as I was browsing through some of the (many!) photos of Aran on my hard-drive. This is his favourite toy, 'Peek-A-Boo Monkie'. Despite the fact that Monkie plays a great game of peek-a-boo, we're more inclined to think that Aran likes him so much because he can see his own reflection in his eyes.

Right now Aran is bunged and snotty just like the rest of us, but putting on a much braver face than I am. Roll on spring.

AuthorWoolly Wormhead