It's Christmas Eve!! Which marks the end of Blogmas...I hope you enjoyed my daily posts as much as I did writing them! Even if I did spend most nights attempting to balance Emilia on a boob while rushing to get them written, having left it all to the last minute when we're all tucked up in bed and suddenly I'd spring up shouting "MY BLOG POST!!!!". But last minute seems to be the theme we're going with this year, as you will discover further down in this post! I will endeavour to blog more after this though...if not everyday then certainly most days of the week but the posts will probably be more varied. Please let me know what you'd like to see/read on my blog going forward - I would love to know your thoughts! :)
Emilia and I spent the entire day shopping with my sister Erika (well, Emilia slept and we shopped!) so I dressed her in this cute little pink top that Erika got her before she was born! I remember being moved to tears when she bought it because it was right after we paid her for walking the dogs and the first thing she did was go out and spend the money on Emilia...okay I may have been a little hormonal as well being quite heavily pregnant at the time but still - it was so sweet!! That's my baby sister buying gifts for my baby...the very thought reduced me to a sobbing emotional wreck!!
The teddy bear top is from TK Maxx and I can't remember where the white leggings are from. The stripy pink and white shoes were a gift from two subscribers of ours but sadly Theo had his way with them so we had to put them in a safe(r) place! The pink hairbow is from Layniebug Designs.
After our hard day's shopping we treated ourselves to some lunch in Nando's...Emilia slept through that too!! She misses all the good stuff! I ordered the butterfly chicken, corn on the cob & a side salad! Shopping on Christmas Eve was everything I had expected it to be - absolute madness. And like a complete idiot I put off buying wrapping paper to the very last minute and by the time we got to Tesco all of their Christmas stock was GONE. It was as if Christmas was over and had never even happened!! :( I couldn't believe it! Jonathan miraculously salvaged a dusty roll of paper underneath one of the aisles...it was a bit crumpled but in a moment of panic I bought it anyway! As far as I was concerned this was the last roll of wrapping paper on earth! Luckily we found some more rolls at the local Spar (total cheap "rip-when-you-look-at-it" paper but it was wrapping paper nonetheless) and I had bows from when I last bought supplies for Jonathan's family. UGH...what a mess!!! Next year will be so much better, I promise ;)
And here are the presents all lovely and wrapped under our tree. The house is clean (or at least, for the most part!), the floors have been vacuumed/mopped, the bedsheets are freshly washed, the baby/puppies are asleep and Santa Claus/Paws has already been :) We are finally ready for Christmas!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas tomorrow and that Santa comes to your family too :) Lots of love to all of you! Thank you so much for sticking with me through Blogmas!