Today we went to the local (garden) nursery here in Wallington - Woodcote Nurseries - to check out Santa's Grotto.
It was really quite excellent with animatronic elves doing all sorts of things in the snow. Emily couldn't get enough of the twinkling lights and the elves. She was dressed in her finest red and white to meet the big man himself as well.
When we left Santa's house, the photo man told us that hands down, Emily won the (un-official) cutest baby of the day so far.
Of course, we then parted with £10 for the photo of Em and Santa, so his buttering up of mum and dad worked a treat.
We're falling hard into that trap that all parents probably do of treating X-Mas number 1 as some sort of odd uber experience. I'm sure, in an ironic way, that as the christmases wear on they won't seem so special and unique to us but they'll grown in importance to Em. Sure they'll still be special to us, but baby's first christmas is quite unique.. .like first x-mas as parents... or grandparents for that matter.