Tuesday, 1 March 2011

I Might Be Biased...

...but sometimes I think I have the most beautiful children in the whole world.

I'm sure every parent thinks this at some point. It's an overwhelming feeling of pure, simple love. Sure, it may only be because nature had to come up with a way to prevent cavemen from eating their young. Whatever the reason, it comes in kind of handy when you're having a 'can't take it any more moment' that you can look at them not long after and think they're they most beautiful people you've ever seen.

One of the things I love about having kids is that you can live in a city like London - big, impersonal place - and people who would previously have blanked you (no eye contact, unless you're a nutter) are suddenly happy to talk to you. I'm not sure if this is because having children shows you're not an axe murderer (not necessarily true), or because the babes are an ice breaker.

Either way, it opens up a whole new perspective on the city/life/the world. The best bit is you get to meet new people on a daily basis - on the bus, at the doctors, in the park, everywhere. People are more interesting and interested than you'd imagine. It's eye opening.

Our First Christmas

It was a while ago now but it's definitely worth documenting the twins' first Christmas. They had a white one too. We were properly snow covered in Cardiff. A highlight was tabogganing (sadly the babies were a bit young to fully appreciate this bit).

Poor things were subjected to being dressed up for the day as Father Christmas (Oscar) and Chief Elf (Caitlin). It was all Uncle Richard's idea and if he has his way they'll be wearing ridiculous outfits for Christmas until they're old enough to say 'no' (and get away with it).

Notable First Christmas presents included some lovely HABA wooden toys from Nanny Di (lovely, lovely Nanny Di who we love and miss), Gap outfits from Uncle Rich and far too many things to list here from Uncle Matt and Auntie Liz. Among the huge bag of goodies, the story about Oscar bear and Ollie bear is a particular favourite (and very apt given Ollie is Oscar's cousin).

Thoughts of giving the babies a mashed up version of what the adults were eating on Christmas Day didn't quite materialise as both Oscar and Caitlin had severe tummy bugs which meant they were on nothing but milk for two weeks. Still, they seemed to enjoy their First Christmas.