Apart from just being tired, the other reason we haven't really gotten into the spirit of things is because this will be the first year the girls won't be with us. They are spending it with their dad in Queensland so we are dropping them off to their Aunty at the airport this afternoon. I have mixed feelings about this. Christmas really is all about the kids so it will be a bit weird to wake up to a quiet empty house without them on Christmas morning, but I'm also not about to complain about having some time on our own together :). So since this will also be the last time we will be kid free (ever!) we have booked a hotel in the city for xmas eve and I'm looking forward to wandering the streets listening to carols and looking at the lights and christmas displays in the shop windows and just doing whatever we feel like without having to worry about the little ones :).
On the baby front, I am now a very merry 25 weeks pregnant! Crazy!
And I can finally say that our gender reveal last weekend was lovely :). There was only a few people who couldn't make it (because let's face it ... it's a bad time of year to be rescheduling a celebration at the last minute!) but it went off really well and we felt very loved. It is a rare thing to get both sides of Scout's family together at the same time but we pulled it off and I'm so glad they could all be there for it. Especially Scout's grandparents who are both quite unwell generally but came along anyway. People took photos and filmed it for us and I honestly can't rewatch it without tearing up every time (being the pregnant sap that I've become!).
So it appears there will be a bit more pink joining our little family! We're very excited :). I felt alittle disappointed for Scout because I know how badly she was hoping for a son but I think those pink balloons that floated past her car the day before helped to convince her there is a special reason we are having a little girl and we both just feel so blessed :)
Anyway, I need to pack a bag and sort out the girls and animals before we leave for the airport! Merry Christmas everyone, and if I don't post again this year ... I hope you all have a very happy new year x