I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! We had such a lovely time despite Wilf having some kind of virus, poor boy. I'm glad to say after four days he seems to be coming out of it now, no more high temperatures at least but lots of sniffles and lots of cuddles. One good thing about him being poorly over Christmas was that there was lots of things to distract him. He is too small still of course to understand the concept of Christmas or Father Christmas but he did find the idea of a stocking very intriguing, a large sock that holds seemingly endless toys?? Whilst we didn't want to go crazy on Christmas Presents I love the idea of a stocking. Christmas Eve saw me sewing a little fox onto his first ever stocking in time for 'Father Christmas' to appear and fill it. When I was younger I had a stocking with a half moon on it for my middle name 'Moonbeatle' which my parents have kept. On mine and Tom's first Christmas together he made me a new one with my name spelt out in felt letters. I have tried to make Tom before but he insists he doesn't need a stocking, perhaps Wilf can make him one next year ;) We filled Wilf's stocking with two charity Sesame Street beanies from a local market and a few extras like a small book, some large crayons and a couple of Early Learning Centre animals.
When Wilf was born my mum donated some money to The League Against Cruel Sports in his name and this year Tom bought two of their wildlife hand puppets for his Christmas presents, a charity close to our hearts. My younger sister loved the Fisher Price eggs pictured below when she was a baby and Wilf has been oddly drawn to them whenever he see's them at friends or groups so I knew that needed to be on the list. He perked up and laughed when he opened the box!
Tom's family bought Wilf such thoughtful and beautiful gifts he has been quite spoilt! He got some special books, and wooden toys from local crafts people as well as the amazing IKEA rocking moose which I have wanted in our home since before we even became parents. Tom's mum especially was so kind in her gifts for us all and we even got a family zoo pass for the year which I am very excited about.
Tom as ever is pretty skilled in presents buying and I got no less than three stunning vintage dresses a vintage Christmas jumper and a woolly hat. I fit into two out of the three perfectly but the seventies maxi dress needs to wait until I finish nursing I think.After we opened all our gifts and bucks fizz was drank with Tom's sister and her family we took a Christmas day walk with our neighbours to look for the Kingfisher who often resides by the bridge. He was no where to be seen unfortunately.
All in all despite Wilf's poor health we had a lovely day as a family! I hope you all had a fantastic time too, what did you get up to? Was it a low key Christmas or a huge get together? I hope none of you got stuck in the awful floods the South West has had.
p.s here are a few Instagram Pics I took of the day