Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dear Zahara: 15-16 Months

Dear Zahara,

Most of the craziness of our move is mostly behind us now. We finished our travels across the United States in mid-September and have spent these last few weeks getting settled into our new home and new routine.

It took us a little while and mummy and daddy were pretty stressed, but we found you a great daycare! You started full-time October 6th. You are in Ms. Christina's house with three other children who are all right around your age (you are the youngest by a couple of months). I was really nervous, but at the end of the first day Ms. Christina said it was the best first day she had seen in her 20+ years of working. The second day was terrible and you cried most of the day, but by the third day you were fine again. You seem to be doing really well there and are enjoying playing with new friends.

First day of daycare

You are developing so quickly, it's hard to keep up! You don't even walk now, you run! You also learned to stomp your feet, which you love to do while dancing. You've got more words by the minute, and said your first two-syllable word: apple!

Apple picking in Maryland

You've got four more teeth coming at the moment (yuk!), which will bring your total to 16. Quite a mouthful! You didn't love your first time at the dentist, though she said everything looks great.

We visited the zoo for the first time, and you were in love! I think this face says it all. This is you seeing a sloth bear for the first time.

It's been a hard transition moving from England, but seeing you experience new things and watching you grow here has made it all worthwhile. We love you to the moon and back!


  1. Be still my heart... she is a beautiful little person.

  2. Awww I am crying I miss you! Xxx