The little one was counting down to Xmas from over 2 weeks beforehand.
All the prep was done the night before
Presents under the tree
Stocking (or more like sack!)
Mince pie and milk for Santa, Carrots for the reindeer
Xmas day started at 2:45am when the little one came through ready to get started.
I returned her to her room and staggered back to bed.
The hubby struggled to get back to sleep. He tossed and turned, he snored, he took swigs of the juice he keeps by the bed. So when she returned at about 3:30am I was still awake.
I took her back to her room and decided to stay with her the rest of the night.
This was the start of her Xmas cos she couldn’t have been happier! She spent about an hour telling me stories and being very excited.
We both eventually zonked out but she kept waking up, snuggling up to me and telling me she loved me! Having mummy in bed with you is obviously a very good thing!
We got up just before 8am and headed through to open her stocking. I got her some cheap Walkie Talkie from Maplin and she totally loves them. One of the best pressies ever!
So onto the pressies
A magnetic doll dress up set from Costco.
A play-doh ice cream factory
Pyjamas from Ali – not in the mood for showing them off
A dog that sneezes and you can pat and feed. Another big hit!
Mickey Mouse play house (another one on the list for Santa)
A doodle pad from our neighbour
A glitter princess doll set from her auntie Nadyne and cousins which she is dying to play with
A kid version of a slanket from her Nana
Plenty of books from her Grandma and uncles
A magidoodle type of thing from her auntie Nadyne and cousins
She made out like a bandit!
Only a couple of minor glitches: the Weeing Doll that she was totally excited about didn’t have a bottle with it which was a real shame – but it was well trumped by the dog and the Barbie set anyway! And we just didn’t realise there were a few things that needed batteries – luckily we scraped enough together.
I tried something different for dinner and got a turkey/gammon rolled joint and even bought the potatoes in duck fat and parsnips from Marks and Spencers. It was fair to say it was a disaster. The only nice thing on my plate were the sprouts which I made myself! Lesson learnt but at least it left plenty of room for pudding and we didn’t have tonnes of leftovers!
In the afternoon we went and splashed in puddles to make the most of the flooding. We had actually been flooded in for a couple of days. They shut the main road past the front of our house. In fact some swans even moved onto the lake that had formed in a nearby field
We had fun with the play doh too
We chilled and played and slept for most of the day.
I think, without doubt, it was my best Xmas yet!