Most Festive Festivities!!!
Aah – what a lovely few days – I’ve been taking a real break from the computer and its been so nice, so i will have to try and think back!!!!
Monday i took the kiddies to a christmas party at our local soft play area – we have been going for years and it was lovely with a fairy and santa and lovely puppet presents and food and playing – much fun was had!
Tuesday we got up early, tidied up and then i took them to the Santa at out local Tesco Extra- it was lovely- an open grotto so not spooky, a fabulous Santa who really chatted to them and great gifts for £2.50 each – i was most impressed! As an extra bargain they both asked him to bring exactly what he WAS bringing! Am i a fab mummy or what??!!! Then i took them to buy a DVD each with money from my nan and they adored that- i suppose kids don’t get all that much opportunity to make things go they way they want them too and they loved having the choice. Funnily enough they both chose exactly the one i had originally ordered from Amazon! After that we went to “playing Macdonalds” and gathered more Brother Bear tat, had a roll in the ball pit and came home for an afternoon with a couple of Aunties.
Christmas Eve was our nicest ever, no tidying to do, no last minute pressies to get, all the wrapping bar the bits done. As always we visited Auntie Kate in the afternoon to swap pressies and then for the first time i took the bigger two to church. It was a really nice Blessing of the Crib service and al lthe kiddies took part in a candlelit procession – Moo adored it – all pomp and ceremony with a choir and everything – she picked up the carol tunes SO quickly and by the second verses was humming along. Pud was a bit over awed by it – but on the way there she had really really questionned me about the Easter Story and the Resurrection (“But HOW did God make him alive again? Does he have magic medicine???”) We discussed it for ages and i found that as we talked things were almost falling into place for me too – it was weird. We got right up to present day church in the course of the conversation. In the church (which may have been Catholic, i am not sure) they had a statue of the Virgin Mary which she spotted straight away and asked about – then asked what happened to Mary after Jesus died. I wasn’t actually sure but explained about her relevance to the Catholic church and she said “Oh yes- like Henry was!!!” – she amazes me, she really does! As we had promised the Tesco FC we left out port, brussel spouts and a mince pie (carrots being out of stock!)
Moo was pretty overwhelmed by the end of all this and has tbh been a nightmare of meltdowns and hysterics for most of Xmas day but she made it through out private Xmas Eve dinner and zonked out – Max and i spent the evening watching the extended Two Towers and drinking!
We had a nightmare night of sleep that night as Moo lost the plot and had nightmares all night but everyone slept in till 9.30 which was a bonus. Kids were thrilled with their pressies – FC had brought dolly bunk beds for Pud and a Barbie torch for Moo as well as copious jigsaws, the fabulous skating dresses, some bits and bobs and some Kids K’nex for Moo which has been a huge hit (she is so methodical – its hilarious!) Then we went off to my parents and had 2 lovely days of help with kids and more nice pressies- mum and dad had got them stuff from the Science museum, including a microscope, binoculars and some “Glooze”. Oh yes – Scruff got a “Backpack” “Dora” “Isa” and “Swiper” – she has worn the backpack constantly and keeps patting it and saying “packpack” – she looks more like a hobbit tbh!- she also learnt “bubbles” and “birdies” – she ADORED her pressies and her little face was a picture – dead chuffed.
We are home now and Moo is under a chair, resisting any efforts to coax her out but a quiet few days should sort her out – Pud is watching Barbies various dvd adventure AGAIN!!!! But its nice to chill out :~)
Hope you all had a good one everybody :~)