Sophie has now enjoyed her first Christmas. She was very good with not destroying the Christmas tree despite it being up since early December, and she used the presents under the tree to climb on rather than try to open. Her favourite present under the tree was the amazon box sent by her cousins Jo, Jac and Marty. It was the first thing she used to stand up by herself. She also loved opening and closing the flaps of the box all the time. She liked the presents inside too, but the box kept her entertained for such a long time!
As a result of the amazon box she is now standing up at every oportunity, and now getting up using the sofa, coffee table, TV table, fire guard, baby walker and whatever else she can climb up on. She hasn't quite learnt how to get back down again so she'll quite often stand up at the TV and then cry as she is stuck.
On Christmas day our friends came for dinner and brought Sophie's friend William to play and join us and Uncle Matt. William and Sophie had a nice time together playing with each others toys.
We didn't open presents until nearly midday as Sophie's routine is to go back to bed for a nap not long after breakfast, and with all the dinner preperations being done in the kitchen it was hard to fit in present unwrapping. After quite a long time of Sophie fighting her afternoon nap, she came back downstairs and joined in Christmas dinner with everyone except William who was having his nap. She enjoyed some turkey, cranberry, sprouts and other veggies. We've saved her a few more meals worth of food in the freezer so she'll be enjoying Christmas dinner for a while yet!
It was a very exhausting day for her though, despite her naps she was really tired at bedtime, but she couldn't sleep so she came back down for some cuddles before going to bed later than usual.
On boxing day her grandparents and Uncle Rob came to visit which was another exhausting day for Sophie. It's all a bit much opening all these presents and seeing all these people! She did well though and got some really nice things. She especially likes the farmyard that Uncle Rob bought her.
Who needs a drum set when you have a hammer and a Roses tin??