Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Wishes

Christmas eve…wow!

I never meant to leave my Christmas wishes post till this late, but our little world has been crazy busy in the last month. I am not sure where any of the months went between July to here today!.

I have been busy making beautiful angels and cute kid ornaments, my total from when I closed the ordering was 95! 95 angels and little people! I never imagine to get a response for Imogen’s angels like that!. I can’t thank everyone who supported me in my first christmas season enough, whether you placed an order or gave words of support – a big thank you. Imogen would have loved to see all of the little people and angels lined up. I know she was there peeking over my shoulder all the way!.

Jason has been busy working hard! He has many new dreams/goals in the pipelines for 2012, for his business. His family and his close friend will be there every step of the way to support him in pursuing them. Watch this spot!

Our Boys

Kody has been busy being awesome and getting a fabulous report. He will begin at a different high school next year, after being accept into the extension gifted and talented program for art. He is looking forward to it, Though of course will miss everyone at his old high school. Luckily for us and him, he has two of his closest mates also making the transition into the program and to the new school. Gifted and talented little bunch!. It is going to be a busy little operation here for school pick ups/drop offs, as there is no public transport from here to Kody’s new school. Though I want my big boy to spread his wings and follow his dream, so we will make it work!.

Ashton has been busy learning to speak, ensuring there is a constant bruise on his head/ear/arm/leg by running forward into life at FULL speed, looking after his brother, becoming a 2 year old drama diva, and being super cute and cheeky.

Our little middle is what we fondly call Ashton, as lauched himself in the 2’s with a whole chunk of attitute and drama queeness. He can go from being the cutest kid to a screehing siren in about 2 seconds flat!. Though we all still adore and love him,. Ashton is very much Miss Immies baby. He looks like her and his tiny voice sounds like her. His speech has come forth in leaps and bounds, thank goodness as now some of the Ashton crisis’ can be resolved as we can ask him what is wrong and he can answer!. My favourite words he says are – “aha” (yes), “Baby nic” (with a cute face), high (for you lift him up), “where’s the mouse? Ah der he is!” (from his favourite books) and the all time favourite for all “Bless you” though he says it and it sounds like the guy from the movie the godfather is saying it! Love it!

Nicholas has been learning to roll, use his tongue to look like a lizard, eat and get up on all fours and rock (nooooooo!!!!) He still continues to be a content baby. Nic spents most of his awake time (he loves his sleep) smiling!. He absolutely adores Ashton and looks at him with besotted eyes and giggles at him even when Ashton is not doing anything at all. He is just too cute, chubby and absolutely lovely! I can’t wait to see what I write about him next Christmas when both him and Ashton will be able to run around everywhere together eeeekkkk!!

Our Girl

We finally pieced together Miss Imogen’s new plaque it is beautiful, totally fitting for our incredible pocket rocket beautiful girl. I have included a photo, what do you think?.

It was a heart breaking milestone, yes she now has a beautiful plaque but it was the finality of completing it and the fact that whilst I can take a million photos of the boys when I take a photo of her now, this is what I am left to take a photo of – her plaque. Since beginning making the angels I have felt a deeper sense that Imogen is all around me. Imogen loved to craft, whenever we checked into hospital aka resort half our luggage would be craft supplies. I am glad I am able to feel her spirit more easily as this is what I wanted to happen, I wanted to do something to honor her. I can hardly believe next year she would have been turning 8 and she would have been in year three. Imogen would have now been our big girl, learning to do more tricky reading, writing and numbers – WOW. We are lucky enough to still get visits from her best friend Dakota, instead of it being heart breaking to see someone the same age as Immie, its amazing to see her and imagine Imogen as big as her now!. I am still not sure how we would feel about returning to Imogen and Kody’s old school and seeing her whole class again though. It may be time to start at a new school when Ash and Nic get to that age, we have a few years to mull it through our heads…Anyway I am sure Imogen is with us everyday and even more right now in this festive season time. She loved Christmas and all its excitement!.

We hope you know how much we love and miss your excitement Immie,

Merry Christmas baby cakes, our second without you, the pain that thought brings is unbearable.

We just hope you are lighting the heavens with christmas lights and your laughter.

Lots of love

Mum, Dad, Kods, Ash and Nic

To all our blog likers and readers

Thank you for support and love over the last year,

We love that you continue to check in on us.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a fabulously safe festive season,

Big Love


And The Holmes Gang %%


Ragdoll said...

I love Miss Imogen’s new plaque.
As hard as making the plaque must of been I am sure it helped a little.
Kody starting a new class with three mates.He must be congratulated for the effort he has put in at school.
Maybe you could tell me why " WHY " comes out of small mouths as often as it dose ?
I had a very blessed Christmas with my family even when sleeping with a worm that loves to cuddle
Glad the angles and little people did well for you
May Jason's dreams happen for you all.

Sharonvb said...

Hey Holmes Gang...Happy New Year..Wishing you a happy and healthy one for 2012. We all loved having Imogens Angels on our tree, and it broke my heart a little to put them away, but I did so, so that I can enjoy the moment when I unpack them again next year. Very special and I feel that we have a little bit of Miss Immie in our home.
much love to you all xoxo

Holly said...

hope you all had the most wonderful christmas