**I drafted this in the start of January and realised that i never did post it. I know it's like 2 months late, but better late than never!**
December was a crazy month for me, hence the lack of updates. I was either constantly running around to get presents or attending to something else. Christmas is such a hectic festive season. Plus, the city was a mad house with crazy human traffic. So glad it's over in a way. Though, Christmas is the only thing i look forward to celebrating each year.
Last year's was extra special for both Sham and I. It was our first Christmas as a family and Kiara's very first Christmas. She's still rather young so we didn't talk about Santa much. But we did fil up her little stocking to the brim with extra gifts. :D Can't wait till this year's Christmas! She'll be walking, maybe running and definitely talking. So we can start with the Santa tradition i grew up with. You know the whole glass of milk with some cookies on the table? She'll be doing that too!! Maybe i'll get her an Advent calendar too!
Growing up, my family instilled in me so much traditions when it comes to Christmas. We started listening to christmas carols on the 1st of December, we'd even put up the tree in the first few days of that month. We'd all come together at my Godfather's house and help put up the tree. I even had a special ornament i choose as a child that my godpa still keeps. So i can't wait, for Sham and I to create our little traditions with Kiara. :)
So last year, my parents decided to head back home to NZ to spend christmas with the family back there. Was the first time celebrating without them and felt rather empty. As i'm the eldest, i decided to come in and cook dinner with my younger siblings in my family home. It was nice to see everyone come together and do a dish each. So by the start of dinner, we had the famous Eurasian dish, Devil's Curry, Shepard's Pie, Potato Salad, Roast Turkey & Sauteed Mushrooms on the table. Glad to say it was all gone by the end of the night! :D
Surprisingly, Kiara didn't want to go to bed! I guess with all the noise in the house, she was just too excited to go to bed. She managed to stay up to midnight to open her presents! Wish i had taken a video. She was so happy opening gifts not understanding why she had them. :)
I hope in years to come, she'll look back and smile. And if you ever read this my darling child, our Christmas couldn't be more perfect. You made it such a joyful one.
A little late to ask, but how did you and your family celebrate Christmas? Did your kid write to Santa? And did Santa give them what they asked for? ;)