On Christmas Eve I became 21 weeks pregnant with Matilda May.
My bump is ever increasing and seems to be much bigger at the end of a day.
This was definitely the case on Christmas Day. I don’t think all the Quality Streets helped!
We had a lovely Christmas.
On Christmas Eve we went to Leeds Castle to have a walk through the grounds and some lunch. We had spicy Butternut Squash soup with croutons and crusty bread. Esther stole my bread! She was very funny.
Once the children were in bed David and I ate festive fajitas before doing all our wrapping and watching Eddie Izzard in Lost Christmas.
I really enjoyed Lost Christmas. It made me cry but then it does not take much at the moment. My emotions seem to be all over the place.
When we woke up on Christmas morning Esther woke first. We took her downstairs to the lounge where we had set up her and William’s main presents.
I have to say that each of these gifts were excellent choices and much appreciated by Esther and William.
Esther fell in love with the blue rocking horse at Gym Babes and she was both confused and delighted to find that it had escaped from there and come to be in our living room!
Both babies love the Mega Bloks table using it as much to sit on as to play at. William likes to post all the Bloks through the handles whilst watching TV. As quickly as I build a wall on to the table Esther and William are tearing it back down. Festive family fun!
For breakfast we had egg muffins and bacon. They were very nice and in lieu of the traditional smoked salmon that this year I could not have.
After an attempt at a nap we headed to Granny’s house for Christmas dinner and more presents with all the Henley clan.
It was lovely to see all the cousins together. Esther and William are starting to mix a little more now and Esther seemed to take a particular shine to her cousin, Evan.
Esther and William were spoiled with lovely presents from their Grandparents and Aunties and Uncles. The clear favourites so far are a Noisy Ninky Nonk book and their drums! (We had a very noisy Boxing Day!)
On Christmas Day night David and I collapsed and watched some festive TV.
It is so amazing what difference a year makes. Here are some magical moments from Christmas 2011 and Christmas 2010.
I hope that yours was wonderful too x