What a wonderful time of year this is – sunshine, Christmas cheer, cake making, present wrapping, carol singing and happiness all around.
I love Christmas – and all the more now that we have a young family. This year Little Miss T will be 22 months come Christmas day and she’s SO very excited about it. She’s loving “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” as her nightly bedtime story, she is fascinated by “Saaaaaaanta” (said with a VERY kiwi twang), the Christmas tree, presents, reindeer, Christmas music, Christmas mince tarts – you name it, she’s into it…
… which is precisely why I am hoping that soon to arrive Baby Button – due on December 23rd – gets a wriggle on sooner rather than later. I so do not want to be either in labour, giving birth or still in hospital come Christmas day when my big girl will be looking forward to her Christmas day. I guess we can always replicate the experience a few days later, but it’s not the same!
I’ve done my shopping – thank goodness for internet shopping and not working during the week so that I can traipse the malls minus the crowds – wrapped the goodies, made the cake, and sent out Christmas cards to friends and clients. I’m never usually this prepared – but the weight of my unbelievably massive baby belly has meant that things take a little (translate: LOT) longer than normal to do and my increasing discomfort means I thought I’d get it all taken care of as quickly as I could.
I perhaps haven’t put as much effort into the gifts this year as I normally would, but I don’t think anyone will be disappointed – especially when they meet the beautiful baby I’m giving all the Grandparents, Aunties & Uncles this year! Who could complain about a little token gift when you have the gift of life to celebrate??
I have been encouragingly talking to our unborn child for the past couple of weeks – letting he or she know that we are ready for their arrival and giving many reasons for why it would be a great idea to grace us with their presence now. They don’t appear to be listening to me though… stubborn already maybe? haha.
Anyway, thank you for what has been a fantastic year for Bubbalino – those of you that follow the blog and like us on Facebook, those of you who have purchased off our website or from one of our 23 fabulous stockists dotted up and down the country or visited us at Mary’s Market or entered one of the many wonderful Giveaways we’ve been privileged enough to be a part of this year. I truly appreciate your support and your enthusiasm for my wee brand. I hope 2011 brings us unparalleled success and brings you love, happiness and good health.
Until the New Year…