Well New Year has come and gone! Where is time flying to? It seems like just the other day that myself and my husband found out we were pregnant with Oscar. My pregnancy passed really quickly, I can’t actually believe how fast it went.
Oscar is such a blessing… lots of hard work but a blessing none the less. People are starting to ask if we are going to have another one. Oscar is only three months old and I really want at least a two year gap if we do choose to have another child.
Oscar has his cake… and eats it!
Let me tell you about our celebrations to see in the New Year. On New Year’s Day itself we took Oscar for his first picnic. Well he is too young to really have appreciated it but I took enough photos to show him when he is older. There are some brilliant shots, especially the one where he tried to fit a whole slice of chocolate cake in his little mouth. It was very cute!
New Year’s Day is when our extended family always get together to have a picnic down at the local lake. It’s a large group, around 30 of us altogether. My sister and I always cater for our immediate family. She is in charge of sweet and I am in charge of savoury dishes. This year I made my favourite bacon and leek pie, nice spinach and feta quiche and some lovely blue cheese with an assortment of crackers and breads. Of course with the celebration of New Year I had to pack in some bubbly.
A gift to myself
I also took along my new picnic rugs, a gift to myself for Christmas! I love to go on picnics and as Oscar gets older we will be going on many more. The picnic rugs are perfect and well made and will last for a long time.
This week my husband leaves for a business trip to Europe. I am in charge of packing, so I have made sure that I have packed everything early. I hate rushing at the last minute. At the suggestion of my sister, I bought him a travel wallet. He is forever losing things, especially papers and this travel wallet is a great idea. It allows him to keep all the important travel documents on him as all of them fit inside the wallet, including tickets, passports and money of course.
We are really going to miss him. It is his first trip since Oscar was born and I know that it will be tough for him to be away from his boy. At least it is only for a week, anything longer and I think we all would struggle! My sister is going to come and stay with us while my husband is gone. Oscar is still a handful and I need all the help I can get. It will allow us some sister bonding time as well, no doubt over a glass of wine. I am looking forward to it!