Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Christmas 2011

This year Christmas has been lovely and jam packed. Ben has been so excited about everything Christmas from the tree, twinkly lights and of course Santa Claus. He really has made Christmas not only for us but his grandparents and his great grandad too.

My big memory from Christmas morning is Ben running in seeing his presents and immediately picking them up and handing them to me and his daddy saying "For you!". It melted my heart. We had a lovely Christmas day relaxing as a family, helping Ben play with all the lovely things Santa had brought him and of course enjoyed our yummy Christmas dinner.

"For you!"
On Boxing Day (or St Stephan's Day to us Irish) we flew to Cork (by rocket) to stay with my parents and to be reunited with our chihuahua Coco who has been staying with them since we went on holidays. It is safe to say that seeing their little grandson was the best Christmas present my parents could have asked for. They were amazed and delighted by him as he waffled on telling them stories and entertained them in a way only Ben could. Ben was over the moon to have his Coco back, the two of them are partners in crime. One of the highlights of the trip for me was when we visited my Grandad, Ben's Great Grandad. I knew my Grandad had been really looking forward to seeing Ben and it was just so lovely to see them together especially when Ben gave him a great big hug which my hubby captured on video - something I will treasure forever.

My boys reunited with Coco
We got back to London early on New Years Eve and enjoyed ringing in 2012 with lots of bubbly. New Years Day was spent in the company of my husband's parents who came to stay and it was another lovely relaxing day, catching up and just spending quality time together, Ben loving having his grandparents around to entertain and I even pulled off a pretty tasty roast dinner.

I have to say I am sad that Christmas is over already but I really do have some fantastic memories from Christmas 2011. It's been a very special one for me and my family and I look forward to lots more memorable ones in the years to come. Unfortunately Ben thinks Santa is going to visit again soon and keeps bursting into verses of "Santa Claus is coming to Town" and even went as far as asking to put Santa's special key out on the doorstep today. I think he may be disappointed when the tree finally comes down.


Susan Mann said...

Sounds like you had a great time x

Mummy's Space said...

Thank you - we did! It was lovely spending family time together and seeing everyone x

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