Life in Pictures: Teddy’s First Christmas

Like thousands of parent bloggers before me, I started this blog as a kind of digital scrapbook, documenting our new parent story. From the downright disgusting and pull-your-hair-out frustrating times to the life changing events and happiest memories, I’ve written about it all.

And while I still love and will, of course, continue writing, I’ve also recently discovered the joys of photography, having invested in my first proper camera (the excellent Canon EOS 100 Digital SLR Camera) just before Teddy was born. After all, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

So with this in mind, one of my New Year’s resolutions for 2017 is to take more photos and, crucially, actually do something with them. No longer will we be JPEG hoarders, stockpiling countless pictures on The Cloud for some hypothetical photo album that never actually gets made. No, this year is all about printing, sticking, sharing and posting our favourite photos for everyone to enjoy.

And so today I’m excited to launch this new regular feature on the blog called Life in Pictures, which will showcase different collections of our favourite photos from key moments and milestones in our new family’s history.

So, here goes! First up in the series…

Teddy’s first Christmas

Teddy's First Christmas

Learning about the countdown to Christmas with the world’s smallest advent calendar (found in this tiny toy shop in Covent Garden).

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Teddy's First Christmas

Christmassy touches for Teddy’s nursery…

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Teddy's First Christmas

Already obsessed with Eddie, the Christmas Elf…

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Teddy's First Christmas

Teddy’s first Christmas bauble…

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Teddy's First Christmas

And his first Christmas outfit that Mummy bought in Asda.

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Teddy's First Christmas

Tiny nativity scene in Teddy’s nursery, watched over by a giant bunny, of course…

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Teddy's First Christmas

As you can see, Teddy is already a big fan of dressing up…

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Teddy's First Christmas

Salt dough imprints of Teddy’s feet, transformed into festive keepsakes to hang on the Christmas tree each year.

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Teddy's First Christmas

Granny’s tree for Teddy’s first Christmas.

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Teddy's First Christmas

Lads on tour, taking our bitches (Peg the Border Terrier and Nelly the Labrador) out for a Christmas Eve walk in our matching Ergobaby carriers!

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Teddy's First Christmas

Teddy’s first Christmas sack, lovingly handmade by Mummy. #seriousskills

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Teddy's First Christmas

Opening his first Christmas stocking with Daddy.

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Teddy's First Christmas

Just chillin’ by the tree with cousin Bertie in their matching stripey sleep suits…

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Teddy's First Christmas

Helping prepare Christmas lunch with Mummy and Auntie Annie in his special Christmas outfit from M&S.

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Teddy's First Christmas

My two loves…

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Teddy's First Christmas

Thanks to this walker, Teddy’s cousin Bertie took his first steps this Christmas! #prouduncle

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Teddy's First Christmas

Looking out for Jack Frost in his winter woolies from Nord Snow and his Christmas socks from Mothercare.

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Teddy's First Christmas

“Tell me about it Granny…it’s seriously tiring looking this cute.”

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our first Life in Pictures photo series…more coming soon!

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