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Catherine pregnant with Toby

This must have been right before Toby’s birth as Nonny is in this video, and she came to stay for a few weeks before Toby was due. Mike is filming; Anthony feels Catherine’s tummy, Louise came with Wallace; Abi and Alex are in the video too. (1 minute)…

Here I’m playing with Alexander. (1.5 minutes)…

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Toby sings Summer Holiday, aged nearly 3

I love this video! Toby sings Summer Holiday over and over with John and Barbara singing along. Catherine is pregnant with Felix. Great Granny and Catherine are off camera…

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Toby and Barbara meet Felix for the first time

I love this footage: Toby was out at the toddlers group with Nonny when Felix was being born. Toby’s reaction on seeing his brother for the first time is so delightful, funny and touching…

(This video is ‘unlisted’ on YouTube so it can’t found be anyone browsing there.)

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John and Barbara’s 50th wedding anniversary

This is what Toby put on Facebook. Wonderful photo of Grandpa Mc and Nonny…

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Toby’s early birthday party, 2013

Toby had a joint birthday party with cousin Callum on August 16, in Scotland with Grandpa Mc and Nonny, just before he flew back to Al Ain…

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Toby talks about Nonny

Toby recorded this on Saturday, July 27, 2013…

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Toby’s family tree

Toby created this family tree for a class project, which was put on a display board in the science room…

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Scotland, summer 2012

Toby writes…

In the summer of 2012, Me, Mum and Felix visited our Grandparents in South-West Scotland.

We had an absolute blast!

Here are some of the highlights of the trip…

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Toby aged 1 (videos)

Around 12 months old, Toby started walking. Here he is in our home at the time with my mum and dad in the background…

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Toby’s second birthday (videos)

Here are some videos from Toby’s second birthday in August 2001. This first one I filmed at 7.30am, with Nonny bringing a present up the stairs…

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