I can't even believe I have just had my first Christmas as a Mum and my little person was 11 and a half months old for it!
I went very overboard on presents this year, I have learnt already not to go crazy on presents but I just got so excited about His first Christmas that I went crazy on the present buying!
Now I have a huge pile of boxes sitting in the corner of my house and have to try and con my Husband to transport them down to the trailer so we can get rid of them.
Toby, Jarryd and I were very spoiled and received an Ipad to share from my Parents, I am not keen on giving my son modern technology gifts but I have to remember that it is the generation that he is growing up in and a lot of the private schools in my area are testing the Ipad's at grade school as a learning tool.
Tobes received about 16 presents off of Jarryd and I alone (oops), He loved all the wrapping paper and ribbons more than his toys but what else can you expect from an 11 month old.
We totally exploited him and made him wear a 'Santa's little helper" suit, it came with little booties (haha).
I made a yummy breakfast of ham and cheese croissants for 12 people and it was great to catch up with good friends for Christmas! We got to chill out and watch the children plat with their toys! Total Bliss!
Toby and Ryan sitting on Toby's new couch and playing the PSP.
We have a family tradition of going to my Great Grandma's for Christmas lunch every year, It is my favorite thing to do and I think Toby really enjoyed the good food and playing with all of his family (plus lots of cuddles).
Jarryd's family live in Sydney so we always have a long chat to all of them on the phone and it's brilliant to hear all their happy and cheerful voices.
Here is Jarryd talking to his Grandad with this great handset he got for his birthday.
I really cant believe Christmas has been and gone,
Next year I will have Two little people to buy for so next year I will be starting early.
Jarryd and I will be coming up with new traditions to pass on to our children for Christmas like what to put out for Sarta, the reindeer's and anything else we can think of.
I will try and do more crafty things coming into Christmas and decorate my house!
I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Christmas and I look forward to reading your Christmas posts.
Feel free to share your traditions in the comments xo