Yup slightly late I know … I’ve been a busy bunny over the festive period however!!
The Christmas Holidays were certainly filled with surprises with our family!! Theo especially, Christmas is normally something that goes completely over his head, he hates the mess of the decorations and just wants to clean them up … that obsession stayed … he still wants to “Tidy up”. This Christmas however, he’s actually been quite excited about Santa coming!! Don’t get me wrong, he is still terrified of the big cuddly jolly man, he did actually count down the days of Santa coming!! As you can see in the following video …
I genuinely can’t put into words how much it’s actually meant to all of the family how much his understanding of Christmas has meant to us, lets just say that over the moon doesn’t even cover it!!
All three of the lads had a magical time on Christmas Day, Ali spent the day with us and Stu’s family then headed off up to Scotland early evening so that he could go and have another Christmas Day with his Dad’s side of the family (two Christmas dinners in two days the lucky lil thing!!). Then Alex and Theo were engrossed in their new things, Theo hid himself away in his bedroom wanting to just obsessed over his new DVD player and new DVD’s. Alex on the other hand had me reading all his new stories, playing with his new lego and other super hero toys. Again to say he was happy is a massive understatement that cannot be put into words!!
Grandma Julie got Theo a Talking Tom cuddly cat, (you may have seen Talking Tom free applications on your smart phones … They’re fantastic for getting the kids to interact with!! There’s a multitude of characters to choose from but if you look for Talking Tom you’ll be linked straight too them!!). Theo has “Eeoo’s Om Caat” talking away to him constantly now and has started repeating more words and phrases finding it hilarious to have a talking cat. He is now however getting rather frustrated that our cat wont talk back to him haha!! Very cute too watch!!
I’ve had a couple of nights out with my inlaw family (an absolute luxury to me as I hardly ever go out at nights!), Christmas Eve (birthday celebration as my birthday is Christmas Day). A meal for a cousin’s birthday which ended up in us staying out til the nightclub closed and then not leaving (Stu’s) Mam’s until silly o’clock in the morning!! On New Years Day Mother-in-law and I went to our local for what was going to be a few drinks in the afternoon and well, we didn’t leave the local until closing time!! It was an absolutely fantastic time because so many people I hadn’t seen since giving my job up at the bar were in and I got the chance to have a catch up with them. (Thankfully I (think I) remember it all!!).
Stu and I also had a chance to catch up with friends at home that we hadn’t seen or spent quality time with for such a long time. It had been far too long and will definitely be remedied, we’re definitely not leaving it so long again!!
Yesterday Alisdair and Theo went back to school and I think it was a relief to both of them to be fair. Deffo was Theo, he was such a happy little boy when he came in from his school Taxi. I think it took a hell of a lot out of him though, by 6pm he took himself off to bed and we didn’t hear him for long!! Thankfully over the holidays he found out what it was to stay in bed and just relax!! So hopefully that’ll be him for at least another hour going by holiday routine, what’s the bet school puts him back into his previous routine lol. So far so good however, it’s 6:15am and he’s still asleep, before the holidays it was a 4 – 5am rise! *keeping my fingers and toes crossed that Stu and I can fall back into a routine where we’re not getting up at pre-Christmas times still for long if it does last!!*
The only thing that has let the beginning of the New Year down is the break down in the central heating and the boiler however it’s all good now so we’re back on the right tracks!!
I hope you’ve all had a magical Christmas, the most fabulous of New Years and I hope that 2013 brings you health, wealth and happiness!!
Thanks again for reading!!