His First “Proper” Christmas

This is actually Little O’s 3rd Christmas, but for his first one he was only 5 weeks old, last year he’d only just turned one and didn’t really know what was going on so this is the first year he is starting to understand that something special is happening.

Me and hubby love Christmas, we first met on Christmas Eve, so it is always a very special time for us.  Getting to now share it with O is fantastic.  I know he won’t understand everything this year, but that helps to make this time even more special.  The anticipation of even more amazing years ahead.

We started our Christmas celebrations with a weekend that included two trips to Santa.  One disaster (if you want the evidence), followed by a much better experience on the Santa train the following day.  This coincided with O’s first train journey which he absolutely loved and couldn’t wait to tell everyone about his ride on a “choo choo”.  We have also got our Elf George who O loves trying to find every morning, much more than I thought he would.

This weekend we’ve been to our village Christmas Lights switch on, complete with carols and mince pies in the pouring rain, not sure when this forecasted snow is coming!  We’ve also put up half the decorations, including the lights outside which my little man is fascinated by.  So cute when we walked out and his little face lit up, “wow, Daddy do that”.  Yes, his Daddy had spent the afternoon pinning the lights to the front of the house.  Yesterday we went for our annual Christmas Dinner meal at our local, complete with crackers and hats and crappy jokes.  O insisted we all wear our hats (cheers O), but he needs to work on his cracker pulling technique.

Coming up we have more Elf hunting to do, carol concerts to attend, lots of food (& wine) to be eaten and drunk.  Not forgetting the trip to get the Christmas tree on Saturday.  As a couple we’ve loved Christmas but seeing it through my 2 year olds eyes makes it so much more special.

Spending Christmas as a family is just magical!

Worn out after the big event!

His very first Christmas, worn out after the big event!



  1. December 9, 2013 / 10:39 pm

    It’s great when they start to understand things and you can share properly.

    We went carol singing in the rain last Thursday. It’s not rained at all apart from that evening.

  2. December 10, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    I am so excited about Christmas this year!! I think it juts gets better and better from now, well until they are about 8, figure it all out and become ungrateful little sods 😉
    Oh and we are going to a santa train at the weekend too. Add a train to the mix and suddenly it’s a winner lol x

  3. December 11, 2013 / 3:04 pm

    How wonderful – it will be such a great Christmas for you all. Our toddler will be 3 on Christmas Day so it’s going to be good I suspect 🙂

  4. December 16, 2013 / 8:35 am

    It will be our first Christmas as a family this year with our baby boy, so excited! Stopping by from Magic Moments 🙂

  5. December 16, 2013 / 9:03 am

    It is just magical. My 4 year old is beside herself with excitement, and my 15 month old just loves seeing the lights and decorations, though he also smiles when he spots our elf each morning, too 🙂 Hope you continue to have a fabulous time x

  6. Super Busy Mum {Debs}
    December 16, 2013 / 1:41 pm

    Oh my gosh the little photo of your little dude on his first Xmas! Far too cute and he looks so so precious!! x

  7. Alexandra Mercer
    December 16, 2013 / 7:18 pm

    Christmas is so much fun with children, I have six children (1-16) and it certainly is an experience! #MagicMoments

  8. Jaime Oliver
    December 16, 2013 / 8:35 pm

    I so know where you coming from, my 2 year old is so so excited about it all right now 🙂

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  9. December 16, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    Christmas is so much better with kids – the excitement and wonder is just fabulous 🙂 Have a wonderful time x #MagicMoments

  10. December 17, 2013 / 9:52 am

    It’s such a magical time when you’re able to experience Christmas through your children’s eyes. My four year old is now at the stage where he’s asking for Santa to get him everything he sees on the TV! I can’t wait to get up on Christmas morning, just to see their faces. It is priceless. #MagicMoments

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