Steve and I shared Aidan’s first Christmas with my family on the coast and it was lovely. We had 4 generations gathered together to celebrate, eat good food and drink plenty of beer, or in my case lemonade. Aidan was really good for the drive up and has been a little star, soaking up all the attention, chuckling, talking and smiling to anyone within his sights. Everyone thought he was absolutely marvelous and we couldn’t agree more.
He ate some Christmas dinner (potato/coliflower/sweet potato) and has become a real chatterbox. He swam in the spa with us and loved the jets and all the bubbles. He played with his great grandparents and just oozed cuteness. He’s only had one bad night and that was after carrot… which we haven’t tried eating since. He hasn’t been to the beach this time around because as soon as we arrived the sunshine departed and we were left with overcast gloom and rain. Not exactly beach weather for bitty babies. I was afraid that with all the traveling, being in and out of the car, all the new people begging for attention, that the poor little mite would have a meltdown but he’s still pretty cruisy. We’re very proud.
Christmas day was special and yep, I cried. Steve got Aidan a Black Labrador toy and as soon as we pulled it out of the stocking he lunged for it, stroked it and sucked on it’s ears. I bawled my eyes out, it was too precious. He did pretty well in the way of gifts and I’m glad I only bought one or two things otherwise we’d never get it all home in the car. By far the best gift was seeing him bond with our family and being at ease with them. To see how the bonds will grow as he does will be even more special. Listen to me, I’m such a sap 🙂 It was a bit sad that my sister Stephanie couldn’t be with us as she was living it up in Rome (I know, poor her) but we’ll see her in a couple of weeks when she gets home from Europe.
We’re not home yet, a few days left to go. We’re spending New Years Eve with my BFF and three of my godkids and I’m really looking forward to seeing them interact with Aidan, he’s practically their brother. After that we’re headed home and I’m hoping that the traffic is kind to us. It will nice to go home but I’m enjoying the mayhem while it lasts. I hope your Christmas was merry and the New Year is blissful.