Monday, 5 December 2016

Day 5 of Christmas Fun

Back to school and nursery today but the Christmas fun continues in our household. The morning started with a mad dash downstairs to find the elves who had ousted the peas from their pod and made themselves comfy from their vantage point over the TV.

My Tsum Tsum advent calendar had Tinkerbell hiding behind door number five all decked out in her festive best. I'll say it again, I love this calendar!

Poor Ben was sent home sick from school at lunchtime so I kept the twins busy doing some Christmas card making in an effort to let him get some rest without two very energetic little people annoying him. They were very proud of the cards they made for Daddy and excitedly waited by the door, ready to surprise him as he walked through the door. 

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Elves, Elves Everywhere

Today, day four of advent was a busy one. The elves were found hiding between some pictures in the lounge but they had left a surprise for us all under the tree.

We found these amazing ornaments under the tree, perfectly chosen for each of us - BB-8 for Ben, Rapunzel for Zoey, a Storm Trooper for Zachary and the Disney Castle for Mummy and Daddy. 

It was the all important Santa letter writing after breakfast, with wish lists finalised and promises of best behaviour and cookies and milk for Santa when he visits. 

In the afternoon we headed to the school fair which was fun and then surprised the kids with a trip to see The Elves and the Shoemaker at Norden Farm  We all loved the performance, Ben kept saying how awesome it was and the twins totally got into it calling out and interacting every time the elves appeared on stage. 

We rounded the day off watching a Christmas movie and reading some Christmas books. It's definitely feeling a lot like Christmas here especially with these two and their big brother dancing around and singing Christmas songs. 

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Day 3 of Advent

Our elves have been busy again; Oswald did some reindeer riding, Snowflake scaled a Christmas tree and Stardust was found hiding in Daddy's box of beer.

I'm super lucky this year and have a Tsum Tsum advent calendar, here are the first three I've found hiding behind their doors. 

This is without a doubt the perfect advent calendar for me as I love Tsum Tsums and by Christmas Day I will have twenty five beautifully Christmassy themed ones. It's so brilliant having an advent calendar that turns into very special Christmas decorations for years to come. 

Friday, 2 December 2016

Day 2 of Elf on the Shelf

The elves have definitely been a hit and are all now officially named. Zoey chose Snowflake for hers and Zachary insisted on Oswald for his because he likes the Disney character Oswald so much. No amount of persuasion could convince him to go for a more "elf-like" name so it is stuck.

This morning Stardust was discovered high up in a corner munching on a chocolate chip cookie while Snowflake and Oswald were hanging about it the lounge. Exciting news to report that Zoey was Snowflake move and wink her eye after Nursery to say hello to her.

I love Elf on the Shelf! Wonder what the trio will get up to tonight...  

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Let the Christmas Magic Begin!

This is without doubt my favourite time of the year, so much magic everywhere and that special look of wonderment sparkling in a child's eye cannot be beaten. I love Christmas!

This morning there was so much excitement in our house when the kids came downstairs and discovered that not only Stardust our elf was back, but he had brought back up in the form of a pink elf for Zoey and a green one for Zachary.

Stardust had written a special letter explaining how he had arrived the year Ben had started Nursery and now the twins had reached that stage they both needed an elf each too. Zoey's little face as she listened to the letter being read was so special.

We watched an Elf Story before taking Ben to school and the whole journey there and back possible names for the new elves were suggested (we are still undecided as yet though!). When the twins came in they ran and checked the elves were still there and the look of relief on their faces to find them was immense. I intend to eek every last minute of magic out of Christmas this year, the years of innocent children's belief are so short I don't want to miss a second.