It’s Christmas!

It’s been a little while since I visited my blog but it would seem in my absence, I have still had a steady stream of visitors, so thank you!

The build up to Christmas in the Popple household has been as busy as ever. Here is a pictorial summary of some of the things we have been up to:

Decorating the Christmas tree – for the first time,  I let Ava (with a little help from Benjamin) put every single bauble on the Christmas tree. For the past five Christmases, I have rearranged Ava’s effort overnight.

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Chutney Making for Ava’s teachers and Benjamin’s childminder

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Salt Dough Decorations for the Christmas tree – the first time I have let anything homemade anywhere near the Christmas tree! Thanks to my sister-in-law for the salt dough recipe.

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Homemade Santa Decoration – this one is for you Auntie Marcia – there maybe someone who sews in the family after all!

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Homemade Snow Globe – this one is for my mother – there maybe a potential artist in the family!

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Visiting the Coca Cola Truck in Reading

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Watching the Annual Barnado’s Toy Run in Reading – Ava and I dropped a toy off beforehand for one of the bikers to take to Barnado’s.

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Ava’s first Christmas Concert at school – much like her mother, she appeared to mime most of the words although has been proving she knew them around the house and out in public ever since!

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Making our first Gingerbread House – a little cheat here – we didn’t actually make the Gingerbread House – got to leave something different to do next year!

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Making my first Christmas Cake – thanks to my mother-in-law for the recipe. No thanks to my fluctuating oven, it actually tastes ok, after an epic 8 hour bake!

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Our first Christmas Eve box with onesies. Not sure the kids will ever put on ‘normal’ clothes again.

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Seeing ‘Santa’ aka the International Space Station. Thanks to Facebook, we knew to look out for this. Priceless.

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‘I Did It Mummy’ fundraising for BIBS – https://www.justgiving.com/IDidItMummy

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Posted on December 26, 2013, in All about me, Family, Firsts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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