When you have children you embark on a series of important milestones with them.

  • The first time you hear them cry
  • The first feed
  • The first dirty nappy (if you have had a hospital birth they often won’t let you leave without this)
  • The first night (normally interesting)
  • The first bath
  • The first smile
  • The first tooth
  • The first time they roll over
  • The first solid food
  • The first time they sit up, fall over, babble, stand, take a step and walk
  • The first Christmas and first birthday
  • The first pair of shoes

These are all really special moments for parents and the ‘FIRST’ one of these things is always particularly special.

Then it continues…

  • The first day at nursery
  • The first haircut
  • The first night without you
  • The first full sentence
  • The first picture
  • The first night in a big bed

Then it goes up a gear…

  • The first day at school
  • The first school show
  • The first homework
  • The first time they read a book on their own
  • The first school report
  • The first school play date
  • The first sleepover
  • The first tooth falls out
  • The first award at school

Before you know it, life is passing you by and everyday is bringing something new. A change, a development, an achievement, a new interest …

This week, one of the milestones in our house has been ‘The first school residential trip’!


The excitement has been building for ages and for our big girl time was just not ticking by fast enough this morning.

We can’t wait to hear about her wonderful new adventure!

What have been your recent milestones with your children?

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  1. Wow what a great first and I look forward to hearing all about it. Lovely post. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  2. love this post. Those milestone wish the days and years away but so so happy we get to see these milestones through. Good luck with ur residential school trip 😉 x

  3. Wow loved the milestone list. It’s great to see them change and reach each one. I have no idea how I would react to them going on their first residential. That’s a big one. Although exciting for them as a teacher it always seemed scarier for the parents. #bigfatlinky

  4. Awww this post made me sentimental. There’s not many more from your top list I have to experience with my 7 month old. This week we had crawling. Time is going too quickly! I hope your daughter had a lovely trip #thelist x

  5. Oh what a big milestone! Exciting times! My daughter’s last milestone was her first school disco a few weeks ago. She put so much effort into choosing an outfit and had a blast. They paid at the door and had spending money for drinks and sweeties.

  6. Oh I think I will be quite scared of that first milestone! They all go by so quickly don’t they?! My daughter has just had her first settling in session at nursery, and next week she will be starting properly! x #sharethejoy

  7. Gosh what a list! I’d almost forgotten 🙂 Congratulations to your big girl on her putting – Gabby recently had her 1st residential as well but with Brownies. She had a blast but was shattered too 🙂

    thanks for linking up to #TheList xxx

  8. This is so interesting, I guess all of life can be split into a series of milestones can’t it? This would be a lovely idea for a scrapbook, to capture each of those milestones in pictures over time. Hope the residential goes well for her! Thanks for linking up at #sharethejoy

  9. Unless #BabyPink is a genuis my next milestone is Sept and eldest lad off to Secondary School.
    Seems like yesterday we were getting ready for starting playschool.

    Hope she had a great time.

    When you see them written down its amazing how many there are.

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