I love Christmas, I really do but it has always been the build up that has held more excitement than the big day itself. Of course having children means that some of the sparkle returns to Christmas Day and this was the first year that Lucas really had any idea what was going on. It was also our first Christmas as a family of five and Arthur & Brandon’s very first Christmas. I was really looking forward to this one, my mum was hosting Christmas dinner and all my family were going to make it too and it would be the first time in a long time we would all spend it together. Sometimes though little things transpire against you don’t get the perfect day that you imagined in your head!
Unfortunately the in the run up to Christmas everyone had been ill, Lucas started to go downhill again as we got closer to Christmas and my Nana hadn’t been so good either. If I’m being honest the day wasn’t magical or perfect; we were tired and a little cranky but you know what, that is ok. Not every moment is going to be that perfect family moment; I would never expect it to be. Lucas slept most of Christmas Day but he still managed to leave out his mince pie and whiskey for Father Christmas and he played away with his train set all morning. Arthur and Brandon were so excited and scooted around all the wrapping paper and boxes picking up all the toys and investigating. I got to see all my family gathered around a table for dinner, which doesn’t happen very often. Arthur and Brandon sat happily at the table (as long as they were being fed) and loved getting plenty of attention. My mum cooked the most delicious food and even though there were 14 of us she still had enough to send us home with leftovers for turkey butties. We came home and the children were all in bed early, we had a glass of wine and caught up on the Christmas television but we were so tired we had an early night ourselves! So even though it was a little exhausting I still have plenty of lovely memories and a few photographs to remind me of the day. Life isn’t always going to be picture perfect but that doesn’t mean we don’t make the most of it!
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