Christmas is the perfect time for family to get together and enjoy relaxing, although it’s always a bit hectic with young children around. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get Christmas Eve off work this year so luckily my mum and dad offered to look after the children. They took them out for the day to a local garden centre to have lunch and meet Santa. It was lovely seeing the photos when they got back as they looked so happy and had a wonderful day, leaving them full of excitement in anticipation of Santa’s visit that night.
Later that evening I had the job of icing together a gingerbread house that Miss M had baked the previous day. I couldn’t let her down by not finishing it, but having not made one before, I didn’t realise how long I would need to stick bits together – definitely not something to be doing while you are busy and rushing, but after a few mishaps I managed to put something together. I see it as a learning curve for next years which I hope will look much improved!
And so Christmas Day arrived, I was so busy playing with the children, helping chop the vegetables for dinner, drinking something bubbly, that I hardly took any photos, but I do have a few as memories of the day which I’ve shared below.
Miss M spent the day playing with her new Lego, as well as building huge marble runs, crafting with all her arts and crafts materials, making customised headbands with a headband kit, and making 3D pictures with a 3D kit she got.
Mister B loved his Chuggington train set and spent much of the day playing trains, but did enjoy joining in with Orchard Toys Pop to the Shops game and both children had so much fun and giggles playing Pumpaloons!
All in all we had a fabulous Christmas, everyone had fun, we had lots of laughs. We were all tired out and had a lazy Boxing Day but I did manage to pop to the shops yesterday for a quick spot of sale shopping. The children may have been too tired to walk round, but they spotted some huge teddies to curl up next to and relax while mummy picked up a few bargains!