This month we have made two attempts to take our me and mine photos. This first was on Christmas eve taken by my mum, Darren looked very moody and Ethan wouldn’t look at the camera.
The second attempt was taken yesterday by Grandma during our Christmas visit. Here are the results.
I have realised that all of our photos taken so far have been sitting down shots. I would love to be more creative but I’m sure that will be able to happen when Little E is more mobile. The fact that we are able to keep Ethan still long enough for a photo is an achievement in itself!
This month I’m pleased to say that Christmas is over. It brought lots of sensory overload for Ethan, which meant lots of stimming. I’m hoping that when the Christmas decorations come down he will feel more settled.
We did do lots of lovely Christmas activities, we visited Lapland UK and Father Christmas at Colchester Zoo. Ethan took part in his nursery nativity and even had a part which was a fantastic highlight for us.
To be honest as much stress as Christmas brings to our house Ethan has done really well in terms of progress which deserves its own post.
Little E has really been enjoying food. It has been a different experience starting the weaning process with her, but she now eats three times a day and loves breakfast. We are still in the first tastes stage, by next month she will start to experience lots of new foods.
Darren experienced working over Christmas for the first time this month. It was strange not having him here on Christmas morning but he was home by lunch time so he didn’t miss the whole day. This did mean we experienced our first Christmas eve spent together without working and we went to see a Christmas panto for the first time.
I enjoyed everything we did this month as a family. I’m really looking forward to welcoming in the New Year and getting back into a routine.