A big family Christmas and baby’s first

A big family Christmas and baby’s first

It’s over! After all that present buying, wrapping and food shopping, Christmas has been and gone for another year. I hope you all had a lovely time whatever you got up to and your children had a wonderfully magical day too. This year I haven’t really felt in the Christmas spirit at all, I think having a 2 month old baby and still being a bit hormonal and sleep deprived may have something to do with it. I am a bit disappointed I wasn’t totally in the festive mood as it was Alex’s first Christmas and was also the first year Leo really got excited about Santa coming. Anyway, I still had a lovely day with my in laws and spending the couple days after Christmas with my family was fun. This was the first year Oli and I have had family over for Christmas and it went surprisingly well, no food got burnt and everyone had a nice time (or so they said!). I thought it would be a nice idea to create a post full of photos from our first big family Christmas, our first one as a family of four and Alex’s first one ever.

Christmas 2016 – Our photo diary

Christmas Eve.

Family day out to the garden centre to admire pretty Christmas decorations | A very excited Leo left treats for Santa | An evening spent drinking and playing games and piling presents under the tree.

Christmas Day.

A day full of presents and food with a very excited Leo and a baby who pretty much slept through the whole day | An afternoon spent on the sofa in a food/prosecco induced coma and an evening of TV and games.

Boxing Day.

The day of the massive house full and a frosty walk | More food, drink and an evening of Pictionary, Articulate and Charades (and an early night for me!)

Christmas Bank Holiday.

A farewell to the in laws and a trip to Avebury for the day to meet with more family | A yummy pub lunch and a walk around the biggest henge in the world | A late night for the kids but a lovely way to end Oli’s Christmas time off work.

So that’s what we got up to over Christmas! What did you all do? I would love to hear all about your Christmas day and what fun you got up to.


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    • Wendy
      January 9, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Haha it was enough presents for about 12 people so not too bad really 🙂 xx

  1. January 4, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Food drink and family – sounds perfect to me. I know what you mean about the Christmas spirit, it just didn’t feel very Christmassy to me this year, but I can’t blame the baby this year. Ours was very busy and I am actually glad to see the back of it and get back to some kind of normality! Sounds a bit miserable doesn’t it? Thanks for joining us at #familyfun xx

  2. January 10, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Awww looks like you had an amazing first Christmas with your new addition. Gotta love the family photo with Jingle My Bells in the middle ha ha ha
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