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Snap Happy – 1st Christmas

Today’s Snap Happy is from The Puffin Diaries.

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I’ve been thinking about Christmas and this Christmas in particular, recently. This picture is of our very first Christmas together, such a special and exciting time for us.

For the last eight years we’ve spent Christmas at home, creating our seasonal traditions and all the little things we look forward to. This year we will be on a beach for Christmas day, the warm sunshine, soft sands and clear sea of the Caribbean will be our Christmas Day.

The boys keep asking me,

“What will Christmas be like this year?”

My honest response is “I don’t know”

I have been away at Christmas and to be truthful it didn’t really feel like Christmas day. That’s not saying I wasn’t having a glorious time, it’s just that it was different.

When I look at this picture it reminds me of the sheer delight we took in celebrating our first Christmas together.  The traditions we have, all started here. It has made me think that, although we are away some things must be continued.

Even though our tree will be small, we will still have one at home, if only to maintain the tradition of choosing a decoration to hang on the tree for birth mum and brother.

We will still be having the presents of pyjamas on Christmas Eve.

I will make sure that “Farmer Nismas” (Stigs name for the big man, started that first Christmas) will deliver his three presents to my boys for Christmas day.

And there will be the traditional beer left out for the Farmer and some magic reindeer food.

Other than that it will no doubt be fun in the pool and a bbq on the beach, it will be tough but I’ll try to get through it.

 

 

 

 

Snap Happy from The Boy’s Behaviour

Today Vicki from The Boy’s Behaviour is bringing you a photograph, and the story behind it…

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Many readers of The Boy’s Behaviour will know this image. It’s of Mini and Dollop, and was taken in November 2011 when Mini was coming up to 5, and Dollop was about 18 months old.
It was one of those lovely crisp Autumn days, and we were strolling around one of the local parks, with the intention of collecting pine cones – hence the bag in Mini’s hand.

It was once of those moments, completely unplanned, where the children just connected for a moment – happy, companionable, innocent siblings. I quickly snapped it, and it turned out to be THE shot. And not only is it featured on my blog, it’s featured in enormous glory on our living room wall.

It’s a lovely park to walk around, with a couple of good play areas. It holds many memories for us – a picnic to celebrate Grandad’s birthday, the place where Dollop first rode her bike, Mini’s first time on a zip line, and it boasts a fabulous tree that the children enjoying climbing. And this photograph means so much to me, that we now go back to the same spot every now and then, and redo it. We even took Dollop in her wheelchair one time! Below is our latest…taken just a week ago. And we’ll continue to do this, to record the seasons changing and the children growing.

Leaving home september 2014