It will be Baby Belle's 1st Christmas this year and we are all a little bit too excited!!!!!!!
She is the perfect age, she is so aware of everything and loves presents and pretty lights. Every morning she waves frantically at her pink Christmas Tree, it is so lovely to see! I sit her down on her playmat and she quietly makes her way over to it. I tell her 'No' but for some reason she finds this word funny at the moment and simply giggles and carries on.
We are going to Baby Belle's Grams and Grandpa's house on Christmas Day. I have spent every year of my life doing this and I look forward to it so much. It is only now that I have a family of my own I realise how flipping hard it must be for mum though! She makes the biggest and best Christmas meal ever and there are 8 of us to cook for! We always get the most amazing presents and whatever you may have mentioned throughout the year has been remembered! Now I know my time will have to come very soon when I must host Christmas, it is only right and she has been doing it for 26 years of my life, she deserves a break! But how I can compare I am not sure.
The last 5 Christmases have been lovely but they have been a little 'bitter sweet' because two very special people are missing. My Nanny and Grandpa Foley. They were a massive part of our lives and at around 10am on Christmas morning every year I remember them coming over and swapping presents, us getting our selection boxes, Nanny nattering away, Grandpa sneakily dropping food for the dogs, and so many laughs at the dinner table (whoopy cushions galore, we never grew up!). They are missed but never forgotten.
Baby Belle has Nanny's Blue eyes and so this Christmas will feel so special, it is her 1st Christmas with us and it feels like a bit of Nanny and Grandpa are back with us too.
So to everyone out there this Christmas who are missing loved one's and/or has new little one's with them, I hope you all have a lovely time remembering and celebrating the people you have been lucky to have known and know.