I have started taking Elroy and Jerry to the oval at the local school sometimes in the afternoons. They let dogs run around, and it is one of the few dog friendly places that is actually baby friendly too. We are heading into the stage where Elroy needs some good outside running around time, and sadly we just don't have a decent flat outside space that accommodates it. As always I feel there seems to have been another developmental shift away from babyhood and into toddlerhood. More words, he has started saying 'no' and seems to have a good understanding of what it means, repeating it after it has been said. His sense of humour is developing and he will make himself laugh, he even sings a little bit which is very lovely to hear.