All the Little Things

J playing on the beach

I read and love a blog series called ‘18 Million Things’ by one of my favourite bloggers Occupation(M)other and felt inspired to do something very similar.  Children change and develop so quickly that it is so easy to forget their little quirks and mannerisms.  I want to record All the Little Things that my little boy does that I love so much, so that I don’t forget them.


16 months


Dear J


I love the way you stick your bottom out and lean forward when you are looking for something.


I love the way you turn both palms upwards when I ask, “Where is/are…”, which you have learnt from me (although I didn’t realise I even did that until you started to).


I love the fact that you laugh if daddy and I laugh even though you don’t know what we are laughing at.


I love the way you smile at me when you wake up in the morning.  It makes my heart sing.


I love it when you ‘cuddle’ the furry Gruffalo in the book by putting your head on his tummy.


I loved it when you accidentally knocked off the draining plastic from the slow cooker and looked at me sheepishly before trying to put it back on.


I love how happy you are when daddy or I dance you around the room.


I love playing hide and seek with you and hearing you laugh so freely.


I love it when you excitedly brush my teeth, even when you miss and get toothpaste in my hair, my ear and on my jumper.


I love it when you get something on your hands that you don’t like and you shake them and look at me in horror until I clean them off.


I love it when you tidy up all your toys with so much enthusiasm.


I love it when you try to put the clean clothes back in the laundry basket while I am putting them in the drawers.


I love the way you can read book after book after book.


I love the way you run to find your shoes if I say we are going out.


I love the way you say ‘DaDa’ with great excitement when you see Daddy.


I love All the Little Things that make you YOU.


Love Mummy


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    1. Thanks Ellen! All credit goes to Occupation M(other) as I wouldn’t have thought of it otherwise, but it is such a wonderful idea.

  1. I need to do more of this. It’s the little things we tend to forget and they’re really the most important things as it builds our childrens personalities! Thanks for linking to #MarvMondays! Kaye xo

  2. Yes this is exactly why I decided to do it. You should too. A great memory of our little ones 🙂 Thanks for reading.

  3. Ahhh how lovely! I love it. So happy that reading my post inspired you to note down these special things. Thank you everso much for referencing my blog in it, I appreciate that.
    J sounds gorgeous…I love that he cleans your teeth, so sweet! And his bottom out when he’s looking for something conjures up a cute image. Look forward to the next instalment xx

    1. Credit where credit is due 🙂 I really want to capture a photo of his bottom out pose just so I can keep the memory fresh for ever as it is so cute! 🙂

  4. Awww, this actually just made me cry… So much love, affection, and emotion here! I have written a couple of posts about lovely moments I’ve had with my children, mainly because I’m one of the worst offenders for only documenting the trials and tribulations! And as its mainly purely for satire, I thought I’d better show that I do of course feel blessed to have them, and love them to bits, just in case people were wondering…! I love to hear about children’s individual cuteness, and your little one sounds just adorable!! My smallest does exactly the same thing with the gruffalo book too…!
    Thanks so much for sharing with #bigpinklink

    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment! You do funny brilliantly! I am not so good at funny. I can’t wait to continue this series as it will make me pay closer attention to all the wonderful things that make J him x

    1. Thank you! Yes they really are so unique and our memory is so full with what is happening in their latest development. I only plan on having J so I want to remember all the things about him as he grows.

    1. Thank you! 🙂 It is never too late to capture the special moments. I have read so many on your blog that you have experienced with your boys.

  5. This just made me emotional reading this because I can see my little girl doing all of these as well. I especially loved the laughing when mummy and daddy laugh because Heidi does this all the time #BloggerClubUK

    1. They are so sweet when they do that aren’t they 🙂 it makes you laugh even harder and they laugh more and it is such a wonderful sound! I am looking forward to writing the next one.

  6. Awww so lovely sweet. It’s so nice to look at the positive things as we so often get caught up in the negative if we aren’t careful. He is adorable!

    1. Thank you! I think he is but I am rather biased 😉 You are quite right, it is important to be able to look back and remember all the good things.

  7. This is so gorgeous!! I wish I had done something similar with Monkey when he was younger and I wonder how much of it I have forgotten about. I will be doing it with the second …opps suddenly feeling guilty. Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week x

  8. Thank you! Definitely a great think to do for baby number 2 🙂 and never too late to start for Monkey either 🙂

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous and put the biggest smile on my face! I love that you are recording all the little things, it wI’ll be such a beautiful thing to look back on in years to come! xxx

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