Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you and your families all enjoyed the festivities. Our Christmas was pretty quiet after all Mummy’s build-up because we were all ill. Santa came though, and he brought he lots of lovely things. I had wonderful gifts from everyone – one very lucky baby!
New Year was good, too. We went away with two of Mummy’s friends and their families, so I’ve had friends to play with all week. We’ve made beautiful play-doh models, coloured-in with wax crayons, splashed in puddles, and played hide-and-seek. Mummy even told us how to play Sardines, just to spice things up a little. Such fun!
With all this talk of a new year, it seems like a good chance to have a look back over the last year and look ahead to what’s to come in 2012.
So, in brief summary of my year, I’ll cast my mind back to last January. This time last year, I started nursery. It was my first big step towards independence, and I’ve loved almost every minute of it; the first few days weren’t much good, but Mummy took longer to settle in that me. I met my boyfriend there J
I’ve learned to crawl, then to walk, and now I’m running all over the place. My love of shoes grows stronger every day, and I discovered handbags in 2011, too. My inner diva is being nurtured and I think I could teach some of you a thing or two about tantrums already! And I started blogging. Almost a year ago.
My friends and I have all had our first birthday parties (more lovely presents!) Summer seemed to last forever. Now, I’m getting the idea that grown-ups in this country love to talk about the weather, and generally how bad it is, so to avoid any “What summer?” comments, I’ll point out that we have photographic evidence of me playing in my paddling pool as early as April, and still in October. That must be a good summer in anyone’s books.
I saw my first fireworks, my first carnival, and I met Santa again (twice). So, 2012 has a lot to live up to. As is customary at this time of year, I’ve pulled together a few resolutions of my own:
1. I’m going to master the potty. After the initial 'poo success,' it’s all been a bit, er, how shall I put it – hit and miss, with the emphasis on the miss. I don’t like feeling wet or dirty.
2. My words are going to become a bit more comprehensible, and I might even start joining them up!
3. I’m going to spring clean my house and get it ready for summer, which could be as early as April again.
4. We’re all going on holiday. Together. Officially, that decision has STILL not been taken, but I want to go abroad. My horizons need broadening.
5. I’m going to give Hairy Dog a bit of a break. I think he had enough poking, pulling and body-slamming in 2011 to last a lifetime.
Have a good one!