So much to do so little time!
I have been willing Christmas on for the past few weeks now and now it is nearly here and I feel like I am reliving my youth through Eden. I cannot tell you how excited I am, although my daughter is only one and doesn't know what is going on. I heard someone say once that the best thing about being a parent is reliving life through the eyes of your child and I definitely get that. Thinking about Christmas takes me back to when I was little and how magical the whole experience is. The excitement on Christmas Eve and finding a full stocking at the bottom of my bed on Christmas morning.. leaving a mince pie and drink on the mantle for Santa. It is all these little traditions that I am excited to relive with Eden, at least once she is old enough to understand.. I really want to give her the best memories of her childhood.
I got a fabulous black Christmas tree and decided to go with a black and silver theme.. I am quite pleased with it.
We have all been so sick for the past week or so. Eden had her 12 months jabs which seemed to knock her for six, and at the same time my husband got the flu, followed by myself. thankfully I have done most of my Christmas shopping so don't need to worry about going shopping while I am unwell. Poor Eden has a week of being well and then seems to pick another illness up in nursery. I am praying for a healthy child on Christmas Day!!
Eden has developed so much over the past couple of weeks. It fascinates me the way she has a little plateau and doesn't really develop for a little while, and then BANG she is like the little genius child. It's crazy. For example Eden would not stand up on her own, she would crawl about and put her arms up for me to get her then the other day she just started climbing up on the furniture as if she had done it forever. At the same time she started dancing - not just her usual rocking back and forth, this a real effort to dance, and totally comical. She is at that stage of copying everything and learning really quickly, and I love it.