All hail Mr Cadbury!



Happy Easter everyone! I hope that the Easter bunny visited your house last night with lots of chocolaty goodness! I love Easter. I mean who doesn’t love a day when it is fully acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast! All hail Mr Cadbury!

Last year baby boy was only a few months old at Easter and so despite me being told that ‘just a taste of chocolate’ would be fine for him, I stood my ground and refused. I was told that I was mean for not allowing my infant son to try chocolate on his first Easter but it didn’t bother me and I just ignored it. This year is different though. Baby boy is 14 months old and I do let him now have the odd bit of chocolate as a treat. He doesn’t have it all of the time but every now and again is fine. Mr K and I have bought him a little chocolate bunny. We didn’t go overboard as, much like christmas and his birthday, we know that our many family members will also buy him something and so his Easter chocolate will probably last until Halloween!

My mum is looking forward to setting up an Easter egg hunt for baby boy and his older cousin. He was too young last year and in all fairness is probably still too young but he will enjoy me frantically running around the garden with him making a fool of myself. I love these special days. People say that days like Easter and christmas have lost their true meaning and maybe they have in a way but for me they are all about family and spending time together. Surely that is as good a reason as any to celebrate!

Do you have any Easter traditions?

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Christmas Traditions

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It is baby boy’s first Christmas. I have been trying to start a few Christmas traditions for our little family that we can grow and develop over the years. Now obviously he was too young this year to help decorate the tree so I have made the most of what I believe will be my last year of having a classy tree. Next year I hope that he will want to help and so that will become a loved tradition.

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Obviously I took him to see Father Christmas. We paid our money, waited in line whilst singing Christmas carols and just before we went in to see him baby boy fell asleep and would not be woken! Another tradition that will have to wait until next year.

One thing that will start this year are the Christmas Eve traditions. Baby boy will have a Christmas Eve box with a few little goodies such as special pyjamas and the night before Christmas book. We will leave a drink and mince pie for Father Christmas and a carrot for the reindeer. I am looking forward to these traditions.

I know that baby boy is too young to understand what is happening this year but it is his first Christmas and so even though he is not excited, I am! I am excited for him and I will tell him all about his first Christmas as he grows up.

Do you have special Christmas traditions?