Five festive firsts

December 23, 2012

20121223-174952.jpg1) That all-important first meeting with Santa. Eliza was fine, didn’t cry, and was only moderately interested in his beard.

It must have gone well, as Christmas came slightly early in the shape of 2) her first present, a beautiful wooden pram that someone took her first non-furniture steps with. It currently houses lots of wooden blocks and some Angry Birds (thanks to my Gran for sending, we love it!)

Her first Christmas decorations. 4) I bought the ceramic star, made by a local artist as I wanted something we could remember every year, and 5) the horse was sent by my mum. This year we wisely went for a tiny tree we could keep away from curious hands, and it’s currently perched on our dining table – but will be planted in our garden after.

And finally, 5) a sneak preview of the first Christmas Day outfit (one of many). Looks like Santa may well be putting in an appearance this year, but with matching socks this time, I hope.

What have been your favourite festive firsts this year?

It seems strange to think that this time last year I was very pregnant, and so much lay ahead of us. Here’s to a whole lifetime of more firsts (and seconds…and so on!)

Happy Christmas x.


  • Emily Dew

    December 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Beautiful. Have a very Merry Christmas! We love our tree decoration too – thank you

    1. gillian

      December 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      So glad you like it! Hope your Christmas was good, can’t wait to see you tomorrow! xx

  • Chris Stillwell

    December 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    A first Christmas in my new home. We may have boxes still left to unpack, but we’ll be able to put our feet up and enjoy the festivities.

    1. gillian

      December 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      How lovely! Great timing you were in before – and must be a big relief for it all to have gone through OK 🙂

  • crafts on sea

    December 28, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Mine is the first year my son has really ‘got’ Christmas, he certainly knows what to do with pressies now! Hope your Christmas was fabulous 🙂

    1. gillian

      December 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      It was lovely thanks! Hope yours was good too and there was lots of love for the presents 🙂

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