Christmas has been and gone. We travelled up the coast to stay with my family for the holidays and it was bliss. Just Dad, Mum, my sister Stephanie, Steve, Aidan and myself. We went to the beach, the park, the shops and even went out and looked at all the pretty Christmas lights, it was just so damn lovely, the whole trip, everything.
So here I am, a week later and I’m writing this post reminiscing and looking at pictures. Ever since we got home I’ve been cracking the sads. I just want to go back, so very badly. My soul is definitely more at ease by the sea but for now I just have to suck it up and distract myself with all the new activities santa delivered. He got a little out of control this year. Ok, it was a bit epic.
I was spoilt. A new handbag and some bling from Stephanie, a Fossil wallet to replace my poor mangled Kate Spade from Mum, Luggage Scales and a gift card from Dad, Daisy perfume and Digital Radio from Steve and iTunes Cards and Magazine Subscriptions from Aidan. I was lucky to receive so many awesome and thoughtful gifts.
My outfit for the day was pretty simple, my red lace dress which I featured in my last post, a santa hat, my new handbag and my favourite pair of thongs but I was barefoot most of the time as we barely left the house. It was casual, easy to wear and I felt pretty… winning.
I wasn’t the only one who was spoilt. Aidan received lots of Lego not only from Santa but also from family members, he even got Lego PJs! He has more than he needs and I’m currently figuring out ways for him to store it all. I will admit that I’m loving that we’ve entered this phase because I adore Lego and we all happily play along with it for hours. His new shirt was a bit of a hint for something special…
The introduction of Lego wasn’t the only big thing to happen at Christmas this year, Aidan also got his very first bike! We waited until all the presents inside were opened then mentioned that maybe Santa had left a big present outside, we flung open the front door and well, his face was priceless.
He jumped straight on and has been hooked ever since. One quick lap of the driveway with me teaching him how to coordinate his feet with the peddles and he was on fire. Even his outfit matches, he couldn’t get over that either. He was looking at a catalogue later that day and found a picture of a ladies bike, rushed up to me and said “Look Mumma, you can buy a bike and ride with me too!!” it was so sweet and very funny as I’m actually ordering a bike for myself in the next few weeks.