December thus far…

Not sure how everyone is feeling but I certainly was not feeling all that festive…..that is until the snow made an appearance over the weekend. After collecting Olivia from nursery on Friday she insisted that we go into the garden to build our very own ‘Olaf’ which then turned into me having to make four snowmen to represent each member of our family, bless her!

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Magical December

Its been baby fever around here lately so its crucial that we still as parents and a family remember there is still a little 2 year old girl with us who is about to celebrate a great Christmas with lots of festive parties to attend, a tree to decorate and Santa letters to write. We can so easily be consumed by the pending arrival that we forget it’s a magical time for Olivia too and its our job as parents to make that happen.

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Over for another year

Can you even believe it is January again? Christmas was all rush rush rush then over in a heartbeat. I literally felt like we had just put the tree up and then we were trailing it through the house pine needles everywhere to tip it out in the back garden! The living room is now tidy, empty looking but tidy nonetheless. All except for the Toys R Us section in the corner that Olivia has dominated from Christmas day…thank god for bay windows!!

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The Finale…

So it’s finally here..good old December. Where have the last 11 months gone?! Like a whirlwind here we are preparing for all the festivities that December brings.

If your December is anything like ours its a month of us waiting in a chaotic queue at Tescos every weekend; why do people panic buy bread and milk? The shop closes for 24 hours it’s hardly a drama! Anyhoo its mad queues everywhere, lots of gift wrapping, decorating then moving the decorations then moving them back (and repeat), festive drinks, roaring fires, bad jokes, christmas movies and lots and lots of chocolate. It’s common practice to have a selection box for breakfast on Christmas morning, infact its frowned upon if you don’t 🙂

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