Joel is quite hard work at the moment. He can climb on to sofas now but hasn’t worked out how to climb down safely. He is totally determined to open the oven (it’s design means it can’t have a lock on it) and every day we go through the routine of a firm “no” and a tap on the hand. He then sits on the floor and cries, then gets up and goes straight back to the oven with a big grin on his face and opens it again! Over and over! He also hates to be strapped into his highchair and cries if I don’t let him climb out. But he is eating more now. He seems to prefer warm food. Before, breakfast and lunch were usually cold so he was only eating his tea. Which is funny because the other 2 were always happy to eat cold food.

In between all this he plays very happily alongside Benjie and Isaac and loves to throw/drop things over and over with lots of giggles.He sleeps through the evening now and probably wakes up only once or twice in the night.

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