Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Presents wrapped, now for the food shop!!

Though I love this festive time of year with its whiff of magic and tinsel, there is a lot for us folk to do behind the scenes.

Whilst hubby dozed on the sofa last night I ploughed through a mountain of cards, hand writing repetitive Christmas greetings and hopefully hilarious tales about the little ones.

I think I have actually finished the bulk of present and card preparation but there is still the daunting task of....the christmas food shop!

Shopping for our weekly shop is manic enough. Girlie Girl wants every princess or Frozen item on the shelves and Toddler Boy grabs advertising signs as we sweep past, dragging them and many tins of beans off the shelves in our wake. 

The festive season will find me heaving an overweight trolley with the ubiquitous wobbly wheel causing it to veer at random angles whilst pacifying two screaming tiddlers. I will arrive home to discover that I have forgotten essential items such as milk and bread whilst the two little ones prize the lid off the Quality Street and eat most of the contents before I can stop them.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Dressing Up!

This week is full of nativity plays for us.

My little girl will be resplendent this afternoon in her angel outfit and my little boy went to nursery this morning growling in his teddy bear outfit.

I found a little doodle of me and my brother from years ago. We used to don tea towels to be sheperds and also got the pets involved!

Festive Doodle #5:

Friday, 5 December 2014

Bless all the dear teachers!

Teachers are doing a wonderful job keeping the festive spirit alive. Over the weekend the classroom was transformed into a veritable Christmas wonderland.

I have to admit to feeling a slight twinge of bewilderment as to how they maintain a neat christmas tree with all those little hands eager to explore baubles and tinsel when every festive object in my house has been mauled by my little ones!

Festive Doodle #4: Creative Christmas cards in the classroom...

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Children have descended into Christmas mania!

Dropping my little ones off at school and nursery was a descent into the realms of Christmas madness.

The classroom was bedecked with twinkling trees and paper chains in every nook and cranny. I'm afraid the lure of tinsel and sparkle is just too much for my little toddler boy. Dressed as Superman he tore through the room to get to the tree. Much to everyone's surprise he was very gentle, cradling baubles as though they were baby chicks.

I have to admit we were late to arrive this morning as the entire family spent too long watching 'Let it go' on youtube as our little girlie girl is beside herself with excitement in the knowledge that there will be a Queen Elsa dress waiting for her beneath the tree on Christmas morning.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

One for pet lovers...

Christmas, a time of giving and putting aside one's differences.

Sometimes a festively wrapped chew bone can make up for a cat eating the kids' cereal then bringing up the semi chewed remains in the dog bed. Then there was the time the cat pulled all the knitting out of the basket and draped it strategically about the dog as he slept knowing nothing of the affair until woken with someone shouting, 'the dog's ruined granny's christmas scarf!'

Generally a whole year of disdain and trickery melts away when that little present is handed over.

Christmas can soften even the most stubborn feline heart...until next year of course!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Our house is already awash with festive spirit. My little girl can hardly wait to don her Queen Elsa dress. My little boy is so excited that his calendar already looks like it's been mauled by a bear!

So here is the start of my festive doodle countdown to Christmas, feel free to insert a chorus of sleigh bells to mark this special occasion...

Festive Doodle #1: Little heads whirring with the wonder of what Father Christmas will bring - though he may have difficulty getting a tiger on his sleigh!