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Christmas round up

January 13, 2014

So I kinda missed blogging about Christmas. This was disappointing as it was Baby’s first so I’d have loved to have written more. So here’s a quick note to record some highlights.

Firstly, Bub’s ‘car cake’. A delicious concoction of icing and marzipan. He made it the same time his Daddy made a proper Christmas cake. Bub was so proud if it. He said he’s share it with his cousin on Christmas Day and showed it to everyone. I had to pretend I’d eaten it when it was finally time to throw out the final remains last week!

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Secondly, the trauma which Father Christmas caused in our house. Bub decided that this Father Christmas bloke sounded kinda dodgy. Creeping into houses in the dead of night etc. No way did he want him here – he said he’d rather have no gifts at all. He was getting very anxious about it and his sleep really deteriorated in the days leading up to Christmas. In the end we agreed to leave the stockings in the shed so Father Christmas could go in there instead of coming in the house. This made Bub much happier, to the point where he even left out a drink and carrot for our guest.

And then the nursery nativity play. Bub had the starring role (not!) as a percussionist. Given his lack of any musical ability and hatred of all singing I’m not especially surprised. I went along expecting him not to participate at all. But how wrong I was. After a few tears when being dropped off he soon got into the swing of it. I swear I even saw him singing too.

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And what of my lovely Christmas Baby? Well he had a jolly good time despite a shocking cold. He didn’t even mind getting into the Christmas spirit by dressing as an elf in a seriously cheesy photo shoot with his baby friends!

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Christmas through the eyes of a two year old

December 25, 2012

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Bub’s third Christmas and his first where he’s had a reasonable understanding of what is going on.

It’s lovely to view Christmas through the eyes of a young child. The lights, the tree, the advent calendar, the special cake. It’s all been exciting and fun.

Seeing Bub’s take on Father Christmas has been particularly interesting. He met him twice recently at nursery. The first time he got to watch all the other kids meet Santa too so felt pretty comfortable when it came to sitting with Santa and talking to him. The second time he was in a grotto which removed the element of preparation and he found Santa rather intimidating and could barely look at him.

Both times he was very clear what he wanted as a present. Haribo! This is also his suggestion for every gift we should have bought everyone else too.
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Bub really enjoyed putting out his stocking on Christmas Eve, alongside a carrot for the reindeer and a mince pie for Santa. His two year old cousin was around too which helped add to the growing toddler excitement levels.

In the event the haribo sweets were very welcome. But it was dinosaur toys that really caught his attention this year. A definite top toddler boy toy favourite for the moment!
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The whole experience was complete this afternoon though as Father Christmas dropped by with a few more gifts. He asked all the good boys and girls to put up their hands and he did it straight away. So cute!
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Bub’s second Christmas

December 29, 2011

A few days off work and I’ve really enjoyed some precious time with my family. Bub has experienced his second Christmas, but the first where he’s been aware something special is happening. He’s really excited by the Christmas lights people have on their houses. We’ve had family stay with us and also stayed with others. Bub has received many gifts and is thrilled with many of them. A scalectrix type car game and bath time Thomas are amongst his current favourites, alongside some fabric vegetables we got from Ikea which he finds inexplicably entertaining. And he’s discovered Angry Birds on the iPod(!) He’s also got really vocal, shouting loudly and telling everyone lots of stuff in a nonsense language we still don’t understand but which day by day must be bringing him closer to proper speech. And he’s even more physical, running and jumping and pushing his new scooter around. He’s also been remarkably good natured about all the disruption, not being phased by staying elsewhere or having his usual routine vary slightly. Phew, what a lot we’ve done in a short space of time. Tomorrow we are foolishly hosting an open house, though right now I’d much rather have a quiet day at home with a good book. But am sure it’ll be fun when the time comes.

Just a little busy

December 7, 2011

New house – wallpapering – new laminate floor in bedroom – remove gas fire – hole in wall – still not filled – cat frustrated – cat pees on floor – repeatedly – baby excited – baby tired – baby unwell – baby sick over floor – baby sick over mummy – baby better – daddy unwell – daddy better – mummy unwell – mummy better – baby can’t digest milk again – baby has poorly tummy and diarrhoea – baby has lactose free milk – baby slightly better – cat poos on floor – house stinks of poo and sick – still got hole in wall – need new carpet – need fix hole – boiler controls broken – bye bye £200 – toilets still don’t flush properly – stupidly busy at work – still not set up utilities – boxes of stuff everywhere – old gas fire dumped in conservatory – need new book shelves – radiator leaked and damaged ceiling – should get shares in B&Q am there so much – put up Christmas tree…

And that’s just some of what we’ve been trying to juggle at the moment. Plus planning for hosting Christmas and a pre-New Year get together. Gosh no wonder I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Style void mummy belt challenge – day 5

December 29, 2010

Day five of my belt challenge. Can I wear a belt every day for a week over this christmas period.

Today was the first day when I didn’t think my belt enhanced my outfit. I am staying with relatives and packed all my clothes in a hurry and didn’t really plan this outfit terribly well. I think the dress is quite nice (a purple Ebay purchase from Wallis) but it doesn’t really lend itself to belting, either on the empire line or round the waist. Or perhaps the belt was the wrong choice – a thin dark brown plastic plaited one. What do you think?

With belt

Without belt


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