Just 2 sleeps to go! My eldest is really getting excited now which is lovely to see. My husband has been off work this week so we’ve been making the most of it and I’ve not blogged but I wanted to record our little loves for this week so here they are.
We’re still enjoying our book advent calendar. We are also still reading books from previous weeks. My eldest is loving it. She still wakes every day asking what book the Elf has brought her. This was one of our favourites this week.
My daughter meet father Christmas, three times in 3 days (well I only saw it twice as the first was at her preschool christmas party).
On Wednesday we took her to a farm to meet father Christmas. It was a lovely experience that lasted almost an hour. The first half was spent with Twinkle the Elf who helped them write letters to santa and make reindeer food. My eldest has decided she wants a toy car and nothing else! Not sure she’d be too happy if this really happened though!
The second half was an audience with father Christmas. The children sit on straw bales and listen to him tell them a story about Christmas eve at the north pole. He was really good at keeping the young children’s attention. Finally each child gets a few minutes to talk to him, let their parents take a photo and receive a present. My eldest loved it. She was quiet shy and didn’t really talk to him but she clearly loved the whole experience. The Little one slept through it all but I woke her at the end so I could get a photo of both of them with him. Luckily she was not bothered by being woken.
Finally last night our local roundtable drive a sled with santa on around the town through out December. I think we are really lucky to have him visit our street so close to the big day. My eldest was shy again but completely made up by the experience. I love how she believes so strongly and failed to notice how different the santa were!
My eldest singing christmas songs all the time. Seriously she sings herself to sleep some nights! She’s singing a mix of nativity songs and we wish you a merry Christmas, jingle bells etc. She also been singing along with the radio to songs like driving home for Christmas.
I’ve made quite a bit for me this week. Firstly I baked Christmas flapjacks last weekend. It’s from recipes from a normal mum and can be found here. It’s flapjack topped with a layer of mincemeat and finally grated marzipan. It was delicious so I plan to bake more for Christmas.
I also found time to get my sewing machine out for the first time in ages. I made a simple bag for a story sack for the ladybirds. We’ve got props and the book for 4 different fairy tales. I had lots of things I wanted to make for them but my creative time is few and far between at the moment. I have got my husband making a few bits that should be finished in time.
My eldest has been busy at preschool and brought all her gifts home on Tuesday. I love it when she brings home things she has made. There is a lovely Christmas card, calendar and a reindeer pot with a star, christmas decoration and reindeer food.
Yesterday we wrapped up warm and went to a near by country park with an elf hunt on. We live close to the Peak District so it was pretty cold in the hills! However it was a gorgeous sunny day and it was great to spend an hour up there. It was certainly better than braving the shops.
We had a lovely lunch out the other day at our local pie cafe. They do delicious pies and it’s a lovely little cafe. Last time we were in there was just before we registered the tiny ladybird’s birth.