Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas everyone.

The kids have had a fabulous December so far. They love Christmas lights and treats and music… and today they loved opening mountains of presents.

We celebrated at home with my mother in law, brother in law and brother. Our first Christmas without my mother, who died in April. So much making it a tricky time, but we kept the festive spirit alive and had a really lovely time.

At a Christmas carol concert yesterday Audrey was not only the star of the show “Hello everyone!” but also got to be Mary. She adores Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want for Christmas is You’ and she loves mince pies.

Rex is approaching 2, so is in equal measures adorable and horrific. Tantrums have reached a peak.

I have to admit that I was scared about how I might “get through” the holidays without my mum or my dad, but the kids really do make it.


Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas everyone!

We love Christmas in our household and I’m so proud to pass some of my enthusiasm onto Audrey. She can say and sign lots of Christmas words, sing and sign Christmas songs and she loves Father Christmas. We’ve watched lots of Christmas films these last few days and Audrey has picked up a Santa hat, put it on and said “Christmas hat!” enthusiastically several times. I think she’s clocked there’s more chocolate around… she can tell this is a fun time of year.

Rex obviously has no clue, but has been forced to wear festive knitwear and does enjoy a dance to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. In fact, Rex just generally likes a boogie.

What a year! Having a second child turned out world upside down and has basically left us permanently exhausted, confused, messy and shouty (“No Rex, leave that! Stop that Rex, be gentle!” Etc etc). We’ve come a long way and the little guy is 10 months old on Boxing Day! Crazy.

Merry Christmas everyone, have a lovely festive season! X


It’s Audrey’s 3rd Christmas! For her first, she still needed oxygen at night time, she was still breastfed and she had her first taste of food (puréed carrot) on New Year’s Eve.

Audrey’s second Christmas was a bit more fun for her, she met Father Christmas (and cried), she got to try some lovely treats (a chocolate Yule log that made her very excited!) and she was able to sit up and play with her toys (wrapping paper mostly).

And now we have a mobile little miss who can chat, in fact, she says “Missmass” – which means Merry Christmas/Father Christmas/Christmas. She loves to sing and sign Little Donkey with me and she is a big fan of mince pies too. We’ve even had two trips to see Santa with no tears.

It’s Christmas Eve and the little lady is asleep upstairs at Bibi’s house and she has no concept of the presents and fun that await her tomorrow… She does a great line in “Wow!” for present opening, which is going to be fun and I think she will be spoilt rotten.

Next year, we’ll have a little brother to throw into the mix (eek!) and I think Audrey will actually know a bit more about what’s coming, so excitement could reach fever pitch! I absolutely love Christmas, so I’m up for all the effort required to make Christmas magical for kids and I can even handle the frenzied build up; bring it on!

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you have a lovely time, however you choose to celebrate. All the best for 2016 – wish us luck – we’ve got a boy on the way!