The film opens with a brief shot of a horse before cutting to a scene of two men playing with a dog on a sunny day in a garden. In the same garden the film continues, portraying the film-maker's son, toddler David Sadler, crawling around on the lawn, playing to the camera. The little boy picks up a trilby hat and a shoe and tries to put them on. As the film goes on the boy, a little older than before, is trying to walk aided variously by a wooden stroller, his mother and a pram. There is a shot of him sitting impatiently in his pram and then older again, running and cycling around on his tricycle.