28 December 2012

Christmas Day 2012!

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse... As we were all outside feeding the reindeer's. Yes you heard me right we were putting food out for the reindeer's. Now this isn't the normal carrot and water but special reindeer food. With oats and glitter and sparkly bits to shine bright and guide them to our house. Thomas loves spreading the reindeer food around our garden to let them know to stop at our house. 

On Christmas morning it was plain to see how good our children have been this year. Yes once again both boys were on the Good List and were left loads of presents from Santa. Excited as they unwrapped them all and loving seeing all the toys they had been given. Thomas helped Charlie open his presents and helped us too, gleeful to see what the next thing would be. 

From ride on's and puzzles to guitars and tractors, we could see that every toy would be loved. 
Not only toys but mummy and daddy got presents too. Chocolate and shoes, a dream, for me and a surprise for my husband as I presented him with a new PS3 game and some Beats Headphones. Both things he'd really wanted. 

You can always tell what presents children will like the most, usually the noisy ones, but so far Thomas seems to be loving his LeapFrog Touch Magic Rockin Guitar and Charlie enjoys riding around on his YBike Pewi. 

The Guitar has set songs it plays but you can also strum the strings just by touching them. There is also an applause button, a drum button and extras too but also a volume control on the back for when he's played with it non stop so I can turn it down a little. 
The YBike is great for Charlie. I assumed it would be way too big and bulky but actually it's a perfect size for him and is really lightweight too. The swivel wheels makes manoeuvrability simple and Charlie flies around the room on it. 

After we'd opened and played with everything we went to my parents house. Every year we go there for our Christmas dinner and have it as a big family. Us, my mum, dad and brother, all gathered round eating and chatting and having a great time. Thomas pulling crackers and Charlie eating as much as he can, it was such fun. 

And then a shock!!! As my dad got up, went to the kitchen and proceeded to wash the plates. After helping my mum pick her jaw up off the floor I just had to take a photo as evidence!

After dinner we went home and chilled, the boys played with their toys and we had a relaxing night watching the soaps and then early to bed. 

I know Christmas is expensive and all rush rush rush but the end result of knowing we have 2 happy boys is the best feeling in the world and that's the reason we do this every year! 

From all of us, we hope you had a fantastic Christmas and thank you for reading about ours x


  1. I remember when mine were that little. Christmas was magical from start to end. Looks like you all had a fantastic time. I'm following you now too x

  2. What wonderful photos of a lovely family Christmas. I love the bit about Dad washing up, he looks quite the expert in the photo there! Thanks for joining in the blog hop.

  3. Thank you for sharing your Christmas!! Loving the reindeer food:) Love you new boots, you scored!! Years ago my hubby and his friends would always clean up after Christmas and Thanksgiving Dinner. I am not sure how it started but it continues to this day. My hubby and son always wash up after I cook Christmas Dinner. Maybe you have that tradition starting in your house, here's hoping!! I agree the favorite time of the year is Christmas afternoon where everyone is full of good food, kids all have their new stuffs and everyone is content and no hurry to do anything:) My kids are all grown now but I don't regret all the big Christmas' we had when they were small:)
    Just returning your lovely visit and am now following via GFC.

    I know you noticed I have Freedom Fridays Blog Hop live right now but tomorrow I am cohosting a, Let's Get Social Sunday" to link up your blog and all your social sites to meet new people and gain more followers:)
    So hoping to see you there!

  4. Hey thanks for following me. I am following you back as well, nice christmas photos you have a beautiful family :) k.i.t take care

  5. Following you from the blog hop! Very cute kids!!

  6. Hi I found you through the I love my Blog. Please stop by and say hi when you get a minute.. Happy New Year. :)

  7. Christmas is so special when there are kids involved.

    Found you on the Love my post blog hop.

  8. You need Children to enjoy Christmas as it used to be

  9. Ihope Christmas 2013 is just as good for you, I think it gets better each year with children :-)