Mamma's homecoming is a daily rejoicing time for Mabel Watson Payne, needless to say.
The parents are suspecting Mabel of beginning to be cutting molars, poor little mite. From time to time in recent days she has shown signs of reverting to an earlier oral-baby stage – which offers her some comfort, apparently.
This corduroy jumper was a gift from me last Christmas. It certainly seemed extra roomy when it debuted on New Year's Day 2012. Now, eight months later, it is a comfortable playground dress, about to be outgrown.