#TheOrdinaryMoments – Sending Letters To Santa

It’s probably not the best time to ask the kids to write their letters and wishlists to Santa given that we’ve bought, wrapped and sorted all of the presents for Christmas this year but ’tis tradition’ and therefore that’s precisely what we did last night.

Thankfully, almost everything that both J & E wrote onto their lists is either wrapped and hidden here or with either one of their Grandparents ready for the big day, Phew!

Once written, we rolled up each of their lists and placed them into stockings for the Elf to take back to Santa (and his elves of course) at the North Pole.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Our Christmas Book Box

Around this time each year, I dig out the Christmas themed books ready for the kids to enjoy before bed.

Due to bedroom revamps, the kids no longer have sling/ display style bookshelves. They have cupboards filled with books but unless I either wave them in their faces or shove them directly under their noses it’s unlikely they would notice just how many books they have to choose from.

To make things a little easier, I’ve decided to create a ‘book box’ (which at present is seasonally styled) from which the kids can pick up a short story to share before they go to sleep.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Decorating For Christmas

It’s official – December is upon us and it’s finally time for the Christmas countdown.

The kids woke early this morning to find that Rocko (the Elf) had returned in style by wedging himself into a toilet roll and rolling from top to bottom down the stairs. He had apparently written “I’m back” along the toilet roll and attached to his hand was a letter from the North Pole and £2 from the Tooth Fairy who he’d obviously bumped into whilst on his travels…

Having finally cleared up the trail of toilet roll, the kids were eager to open their advent calendars.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Spinning Plates

Though I’ve tried my hardest to take things easy and to keep our calendars clear, it’s been another none-stop week filled with fairgrounds, festivals, Frozen part two and oodles of fun.

It doesn’t seem like it’s going to get any easier with the countdown to Christmas looming, there’s so much going on that I can barely keep track. It’s no wonder that the kids are exhausted, we barely get the time to sit down and rest before we are back out and about doing this, that or the other.

I myself feel as if my head is spinning, much-like the kids must have felt whilst riding the teacups the other day.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Lock’n’Load

Having enjoyed a bit of a lay in bed this morning, I felt the need to make up for my extra ‘mattress time’ by getting a few jobs around the house done and quite literally dusted…

Whilst Paul and E were out at swimming lessons, I busied myself with sifting and sorting through three months worth of paperwork. I’m proud to report that the filing cabinet is now in perfect order and all remaining rubbish was thrown into the burny-bin, which was lit earlier this afternoon.

I then cleaned the kitchen, vacuumed downstairs and even managed to complete putting together two family photo-calendars ready to be printed closer to Christmas or whenever Vistaprint lower their prices to an acceptable amount.…

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