wow last week was a blur and bc I have THREE sick children (tummy bug) I couldnt do the cleaning today as planned and had to sit with them...I let them watch dvd and I sit on the sofa with them reading a book. That way they get a cuddle and I can switch off from the film which I have seen countless times!! Well...
Wed 5th night out with "yummy mummys" as we are know was great fun. The numbers had gone down so we were all on the same table which was really fun. We didnt think much of the DJ only got to 90's by midnight (boring) which was when I had to go! But I must say my fav was the dodgems...put a load of party people in dodgems with no rules and what you get is crazy!! The photo is of one of my friends Jeanette.
Thursday 6th We had another busy morning at the toddler group Sunbeams and after school I was helping a friend Claire sew her son Louis outfit for the school play...he is Ginger Spice!!! I was nice to catch up as we dont see each other that often and Phoebe and Louis always have got along very well.
Friday 7th Ewan and Lucia had a christmas party at a toddler group they go to and their first meeting of santa this year...but I forgot my camera so I am still waiting for a friend to send me the copy. Ewan dressed up as a camel and Lucia as a sheep. So cute. Ewan was the first in line and was delighted with his present od chocolates!! Lucia desparately wanted the present but was not so keen about Santa!!
Saturday 8th Colin and the children went to a party at church and had fun...i went to my first shift of my "holiday job" face painting at the Victoria Theatre in Woking at their Pantomime "Peter Pan". It is such a fun job making their evening really special and the company I 'm employed by Ezylet is a sponsor so it is free which makes the parents really happy! The day before I had done some example on my children which was fun. Phoebe had a hand in designing some of them. And my parents flew in from Thailand in the evening, for Christmas which was lovely.
Sunday 9th I was able to get to church in the morning b4 going to work...I spent a lovely hour and half between shifts sitting (yes sitting) in a coffee shopp with a coffee and bagel.... aaaah bliss! Colin had a good day with the children and all was fine until the evenning when three children were sick!!!
Monday Chilled out day with sick children! Phoebe was sad bc she missed her first performance in front of the school :( but hopefully she will be well enought to perform tomorrow for me and Colin (we are more important!)
I want to keep a track of what we do through the whole of december 07 so I can remember. So here in quick is what has been going on...
Dec 2 (Sun) we put the tree up as it was the only free weekend! It worked out well bc Phoebe was singing in her Chamber Choir (school) and they were having a joint concert with the Yateley Choral Society and two other schools. We went to St Swithems church and enjoyed a lovely evening of carols and christmas songs. We came back and decorated the tree amid much excitement and noise!! Lucia decided to see how many baubles fitted on on branch, Phoebe spent ages considering where a particular decoration would look best, Ewan put a santa hat on and Jamie just pottered. We then had a roast dinner with the "candles on" and had the first mince pies (ecept Colin had sneaked one the day b4!!
Dec 3 (Mon) Phoebe practising her ballet show, while me and the children went to the library to choose some christmas stories. We now have a christmas book basket where they can choose stories from. I did some christmas shopping!
Dec 4 ( Tues) I had my hair cut ( a lot shorter!) to get ready for my mums night out on Wed. I also was leading the small group at church which was fun. We spent the evening focussing in on the real meaning of christmas and looking at the christmas story froim the eyes of the people in it. Very interesting! My ice breaker was fun. I had a basket of "christmas objects" and we chose one and said what it meant or a funny story attacthed to it ie mine was
I love decorating the chirstmas tree but I also know my children love to do it as well so in order that I have what I want on the tree I only put out those decorations!! But having decorated the tree I came downstairs to find Ewan and lucia plaing a funny game...."lets remove all the baubles off the tree!!"
Dec 5 (Wed) woohoo out tonight with some friends. Will tell you about it tomorrow. Today we are having our travel jabs....all of us!! Ouch! Which means I will only be having one glass!
What do you do in the run up to Christmas? I love all the excitement, decorations, anticipation and lights (not tacky ones). I am going to try to make a note this year of all the things which we do...if I blog them then I might be able to do an album later (ha ha!!)
So today...I have got some wreaths and small decorations out and the rest will follow tomorrow.
The children were very excited to open their advent calendars and usually we read a bit of the christmas story but they were all very tired so we will catch up tomorrow!
Tonight me and Colin are going to check through the month and see what is coming up so we can prepare for a very, very busy month !!!
Looking forward to.....
* decorating the house (need to tidy up first!!)
* picking holly and ivy for mantle piece
* doing craft with children
* shopping (nearly finished)
* making cards
* getting cards and letters (i love it bc we never get letters these days)
* making christmas treats
* going for a drive to look at the local christmas lights
* hearing Phoebe sing in the chamber choir
* face painting before the Peter Pan pantomime in Woking