I just love Christmas! I love everything about it from the reason why we celebrate to quality time spent with the family. I'm a little sad its all over, all the preparation, all the festive days and then its packed away quicker than it came. The decorations are still down, but I am still finding members of the crib who were taken here and there by Ami. Our days are spent eating and not really doing much at all. This Christmas saw Little Bears first Christmas, and Ami being more aware of everything around her even if she doesn't know really whats going on!
We had a lovely Christmas this year, I maybe didn't do as much craft and Christmas bits as I would have liked but I put that down to having a newborn baby! somehow all my time has been taken up recently! I managed it though buying and wrapping presents in between feeding Little bear and sorting the other day out.
After numerous parties and spending time with good friends I knew it wasn't long to go! I really look forward to Christmas eve almost as much as the following morning. We head to our Church's Christmas eve service, sing carols and enjoy this time of year with our friends and family. Then we head home try and get the kids to sleep so we can put presents out and powder some wellington boots to make it look like father Christmas has walked snow into our front room from his sleigh.
Finally when Im done I head to bed try and sleep with a newborn waiting until the morning. Pants was the first up I could here him saying he has been, theres loads of presents. Ami is woken up and doesn't notice at first but then spots loads of colourful boxes. Its not long until the unwrapping starts and paper is flying everywhere. Little Bear slept through it all, too much excitement for one little baby.
The children got some lovely presents Pants got a Lego police station in which he has been after for years from my mum. Ami's favorite present was a banana and a necklace in her stocking. We had a lovely lunch with my mum and Step dad. Then headed to stay with family in Sidcup and Norfolk. Was nice to spend with each other. a lovely Christmas I am sad its all over!
Here is our Christmas in Pictures!