I’ve taken a step back from the blog over the last week and focused on enjoying Christmas with my family. The girls are now both at a lovely age – that wonderful time of childhood when Christmas is just full of magic and everything is exciting. It has been such a joy to watch – yes, even when it involved being woken at 4.40am on Christmas morning! On the plus side though, both girls did come and snuggle up with us after opening their stockings and we all fell asleep until 7.15am which was a much more respectable time for the festivities to begin!
We spent Christmas Day with hubby’s parents and then headed to “the moon” (which is what the girls call Premier Inn!) to stay near my family for a couple of nights and catch up with them too. It was lovely to catch up with everyone but nice too to have a lazy day at home when we got back – just sitting around, building Lego models and playing games. I could get used to this – what a shame the Twixmas bubble won’t last too much longer though!
Things I have loved over the festive period:
- Going to our friends’ Christmas party.
- Seeing how much fun the girls had on our day out at Legoland.
- Jessica coming home with her bronze reading certificate (for reading 25 books) on the last day of term.
- Having Jessica home all day once school broke up for the holidays.
- A visit from my friend Katy (or “Mummy-God Katy” as Sophie called her).
- Introducing Jessica and Sophie to Mouse Trap.
- Watching the girls open their presents.
- Hubby’s reaction to the present I made for him (a book sharing 96 things I love about him – each one illustrated with a little doodle).
- Watching Jessica and Sophie riding their new scooters up and down the path outside Nanny’s house.
- Doing a Christmassy family trail at Hinton Ampner.
- Treating myself to some new clothes.
- Spending time with my family and getting to meet my newest great-nephew.
- Coming downstairs after putting the girls to bed to find a message from hubby on my new light box.