It’s 9am on New year’s Day 2019 and I haven’t felt this clear headed on this date in about 9 years… I think the last alcohol free new year’s for me was the year Florence was born at twenty to midnight not leaving much time for boozing. This year I don’t have any exciting reasons other than being a bit boring perhaps?! In my defence we had the most sick bug fuelled Christmas ever and it hasn’t left us much feeling like even food let alone a glass of bubbly!
It started with Raffie on the 22nd and moved its way through the family like a sniper! By the time evening came on Christmas Day Raffie was still down with it and Florence, Jimmy and I had also succumbed. Boxing Day took Jonny and my Mum out and we’ve none of us felt quite right since… What a shame… All the effort that goes into Christmas not to mention the money and then it was a complete wash out really. We had to throw away so much food it’s made me feel twitchy and the house is an absolute tip because no one much feels like tidying away all the toys either…
Nevertheless I’ve enjoyed having my babies off and the whole season has been wonderful (bar the sick) meaning we’ve made lots of memories with friends and family and that’s what it’s all about after all!
My girl also turned 9 yesterday which blows my mind! I simply can’t believe it was 9 years ago that my life got so good. I feel incredibly lucky to have my babies, all of them, and this girl of mine, the one who made me a Mummy, is growing up to be such an awesome person in every way. What struck me about her yesterday was how happy she is and how carefully she read all the words in her cards before opening presents delicately and with importance taking time to pour over each one and thank the gifter with animation. She is wise beyond her years and just the kindest soul. I am SO proud of her. Here’s our best bits from Christmas and Florence’s birthday 2018 and moving forward we want more of the same thank you very much!
Ultimately it wasn’t the best Christmas because having a domino of sickness doesn’t make for perfection but it was with all the best people and I am thankful for every single one of them! My clever, kind and hard working girl Florence. My gorgeous baby Raffie who makes us laugh every day and who has just started walking, isn’t he amazing! My funny, bright, wonderful boy Jimmy who I find it impossible to stay annoyed with even when he NEVER makes the toilet when he’s sick – he makes up for that with his genius! My husband Jonny who has put up with me for 18 years and who loves us all in such a strong way. And my Mum Pam, she is one in a million and we adore being with her!
Happy New Year from the Rocknrollerbabies – who have many plans for 2019!