Aidan’s first Christmas

Ellen / December 26, 2014

This year was Aidan’s first Christmas. This for me meant the return of all the magic which I had lost several years back. It meant Santa would be anticipated on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day would revolve around family.


Our Christmas wasn’t a perfect first Christmas by any account. Aidan started the morning by hitting his head against a door. Halfway through present opening he got totally over whelmed and cried. Opened some more presents, cried. Visited some family, cried. It’s safe to say that this year Aidan was not a huge fan of Christmas. He also had the sniffles so that may have been a contributing factor.

There are still so many presents yet to be noticed and played with but after such a ‘traumatic’ Christmas morning I think we might introduce them one at a time. 


A got so spoilt and I honestly think he has almost every vtech toy available! Santa also brought a playpen, ball pit and Little Tikes Activity Garden. Overnight it went from an empty room to a fully functional playroom.


Aidan wasn’t the only person to get spoilt at Christmas. I was very fortunate to get a new MacBook Air, a 2015 planner, candles and so much chocolate! 

Although presents are brilliant and they realistically have become the main part of Christmas I do like to put effort into sentimental things that will make more of an impression than a present. This year for  Clayton’s Christmas card from Aidan I got a footprint of Aidan’s foot and put it into his card along with this poem:

”Walk a little slower, Daddy.” said a child so small
”I’m following your footsteps and I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they’re hard to see;
So walk a little slower Daddy,
for you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up, you’re what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
and know that I was true;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you.

I thought this was such a nice poem and he later admitted it almost brought a tear to his eye. I think I will get the footprint and poem made into a picture or canvas to put on the bedroom wall.

Although we didn’t have a pinterest perfect first Christmas, it was our first Christmas with Aidan and that definitely made it perfect for me.


I hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends. And I hope you got spoilt from Santa too.


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