This year is Dougie’s second Christmas, and while he doesn’t understand exactly what it is, he is obviously a lot more aware than he was last year and is definitely picking up on the excitement.
We decided to have a festive family weekend, which obviously meant we had to wear Christmas jumpers, drink hot chocolate and eat mince pies.
We wanted to find things we could do this weekend that would be fun for Dougie. We headed to Winterville on Clapham Common which we thought would be a bit quieter than Hyde Park, and it’s local to us and we thought it would be lovely and festive.
We had such a good lunch at Street Feast, and Dougie had fun walking around Winterville, although he was much more interested in walking up and down the stairs than admiring the lights and rides, but whatever keeps him entertained!
As the temperature has dropped considerably, we’ve been having fun dressing Dougie in snuggly jumpers and adorable hats to make sure that he keeps warm this winter. The rule we were always told, was that babies need one more layer of clothing than we do.
Dougie has an amazing bright orange hat from Gap which we originally got for Halloween, but he actually keeps it on his head – which everyone with a toddler will know can be an impossibility! It’s so important to put a hat on your little one as they lose so much heat through their head – plus they look very cute in hats.
The icing on top of our festive weekend was the snow this weekend! It didn’t really settle here, but in the afternoon we got an extra flurry of snowfall and so we bundled Dougie up and took him outside for a play. It was the first time he’d ever seen snow, and he wasn’t quite sure what to make of it!
Dougie had some amazing new wellies* to try out, thanks to Chipmunks. These wellington boots have a cute alien and spaceship print, and they have a lovely soft fleece lining. I loved the little handles – they made getting them on Dougie’s feet very easy, and the rubber design made them really easy to clean afterwards.
I can’t wait for more festive family fun over the next couple of weeks and hopefully we’ll get more snow for Dougie to play in!
*Chipmunks kindly sent me these wellington boots free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.