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!