Apologies to those regular readers for not updating the website for a couple of weeks, but as I am sure you can all appreciate that working, looking after the little one and Christmas all at the same time means that priorities change.
I trust that you have all done your shopping, hung your decorations and bought the turkey. If you have, then you have done a little better than the Bagnalls. The Credit Crunch does not seem to have affected Shoppers around Staines. The shelves are empty and the cupboards are bare, especially concerning Christmas trees. We usually buy a real Christmas tree and so do not have an artifical one, however there has seemingly been a run on the Christmas tree shops around here and there are none of either variety available. So for Éowyn’s first Christmas there will be no tree in our house. Does this constitute child cruelty? I think that at 10 weeks old that she will not even realise that it is Christmas and as long as she gets fed, changed and entertained that the occasion will just pass her by.
Christmas day should be a fun day for the family as we have been invited around Lucinda’s parents for the day, along with both of Lucinda’s brothers and their families. Therefore, all five grandchildren will be celebrating Christmas together, which will be fantastic, if a little noisyl. I will have to ensure that my camera and camcorder batteries are fully charged! It would be perfect if there was a dusting of snow to wake up to. Perhaps enough to make a snowman and have a snowball fight. Although, the weather report isn’t promising.
Éowyn is due to have her 8 week injections on Tuesday. She was due to have them last week, but the surgery phoned to cancel and offered another day next year. The date offered was nearly after the date she is due for her second round of injections, and Lucinda had to argue to have them this side of Christmas. If it has been the other way around, with us cancelling we would be labelled bad parents and lectured on how we were jeopardising the health of our child. I will stop before this becomes a rant.
Our friend Alistair popped round on Saturday to meet Éowyn for the first time, and became the first man to buy her dinner. Christmas dinner in a jar and a pudding (in a jar) to go with it. She is a little young (both to eat solids and to accept dinner from older men) at the moment but we will save it up and she will probably have it around Easter.
Sunday marked a momentous occasion, it was the first time since Éowyn was born that West Bromwich Albion have secured all 3 points in a game. A 2-1 win over the richest team in the world (Manchester City) at the Hawthorns meant although we are bottom for Christmas we are not out of touch, and the Great Escape part two is still a possibility.
Tune in next week for news of Éowyn’s (many) other Christmas gifts, but in the meantime here are a few more photos…
Merry Christmas to you all
Love from Baggie, Lucinda and Éowyn