And, January disappeared! Where did it go? Before the rest of the year escapes me…let me fill in a couple of gaps. Christmas was a fab festivity. Finally I get why it becomes all about the kiddoes – Kaz had a marvellous time. With all of it! He began by eagerly anticipating the arrival of the southern family members:
He woke at a wonderfully civilised hour on the day, but we whiled away half an hour in bed opening the stocking treasures – which staved off the eager anticipation of the presents under the tree until breakfast and lunch prep was dispatched with.
And finally, the presents! He delighted us with squeals, clapping, punctuating his delighted expressions of ‘wow’ with huge beaming smiles and little shivers of glee. He was VERY grateful.
Table decor was simple this year – cobbling together some outdoorsy elements (branches from the garden, conkers we saved from yesteryear, tiny pinecones), wedding linen from Ireland, Great Grandma’s crystal, little glasses from Egypt and some cute napkins with robins and a St Louis MO postage stamp on them. A little bit of our family story everywhere…
Kaz kept himself occupied through dinner with the cracker treats…
…and after dinner he managed to sing the ABC song 26 times with Grandpa and Dada helping him along to complete the very colourful Lion puzzle from Nana in New Zealand. It was a charming and very relaxing day – it seems worlds away, but it was a lovely festival. Hopefully, I will have some more contemporary news in a day or two, still catching up with myself!
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