Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas!


Christmas seems to have come around so quickly this year, and it feels like I've spent the last week frantically rushing around trying to get everything done.  But finally the presents are all wrapped, the food is in the fridge, the house is all clean and I'm looking forward to celebrating with our families. As always, we are visiting both families on Christmas day; mine at lunchtime and Tom's in the late afternoon.  We usually do it this way, and this year we don't want to deprive any grandparents of the opportunity to share in Giles' first Christmas.  Of course, we will spend the morning together at home, opening presents and I imagine taking lots of photographs!

And then on Boxing Day my parents are coming to us.  I'm not cooking another roast dinner, but we'll have cold meats, salad, pasties, that kind of thing.  As we live near to town, we'll probably take a walk together and then just spend the rest of the day relaxing.


Giles turned six months on Monday, and over the past few weeks he has suddenly become able to do a lot of things that he couldn't before.  He can say ba-ba and da-da, and we're getting close to a 'mmm', but it seems to be more in annoyance than anything else!  His bottom two teeth have come through, he is eating finger foods, pulling himself up on anything he can get his hands on and he has started crawling.  At first, he went backwards for a few days, but now he has mastered the forward motion too and nothing in our house is safe!  It also makes changing him particularly tricky as he tends to crawl away when you're in the middle of things.

I hope everyone has a great Christmas, and gets to spend some time doing whatever you enjoy most over the holidays. I'd love to hear what you have planned, or any traditions you have in your family.

11 comments:

  1. What a great picture of you two! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family Sam!

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  2. Merry Christmas! Enjoy your first Christmas with Giles.

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  3. Merry Christmas! The first Christmas with Giles will surely be extra special.

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  4. It sounds like you'll have a wonderful time with family. It must be so fun celebrating with Giles! Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!

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  5. Lovely pictures! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)

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  6. Did everyone have a wonderful Christmas? Did Giles have plenty of wrapping paper to play with, and did the grandparents get enough time to dote upon him?

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  7. Hope you had a very merry Christmas!! Now that Giles is more mobile, you guys are in for a lot of fun!!!!

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  8. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Sam. I think Becca Grace is a year older than Giles since she was six months for last Christmas!

    Can I suggest keeping a basket of odds and ends by the changing table? Becca loves trying to unscrew a bottle of baby lotion or look through a book while I'm changing her.

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  9. Your son is precious!! Congratulations!! It's a New Year and I wanted to drop in and see what you have been reading...I love your writing. I hope the coming year is full of blessings!

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