Saturday, 1 January 2011
Christmas and New Year Fun
I hope you all had a fantastic New Years Eve, we were all in bed by 10.30 pm but did have some fireworks left over from November earlier on in the evening. Little Sweetpea wasn't sure about them again and said that Nanny had to come round and look after her whilst they were going off as Nanny looked after her on November 5th - how sweet :-)
We have had a lovely Christmas holiday after the initial problems with little Sweetpea's emotional outbursts. There were games of Twister which I got for them before Christmas. I love the way little sweetpea tried to play whilst learning colours at the same time, who would ever think Twister was such an educational game :-) I found it easier to play after a vino or two lol. My Mother-in-Law kindly took over the arrow spinning in the photo above :-)
Christmas Day itself was a bit of a blow out after a terrible nights sleep on Christmas Eve. The adult Sweetpeas stayed up as we were excited about Father Christmas arriving, by the time we went to bed it was about midnight. Off we pottered to bed to find little sweetpea had wet the bed (my fault as I missed her 10.30 pm toilet run :-(), whilst changing the bed clothes middle Sweetpea woke up. Middle Sweetpea then couldn't get to sleep as she was so excited and got a tummy ache. She then ended up in our bed at about 1.30 am only to keep fidgeting for the next couple of hours. Little sweetpea then coughed in the night and I heard middle Sweetpea saying something about going to help her, I then heard the words 'oh look, Father Christmas has been' aaaaaarrrrggghh it was 3.40 am! So then little Sweetpea was in our bed and middle Sweetpea banished back to hers. Little Sweetpea was allowed to open one stocking pressie to get her to go to sleep again. Eldest Sweetpea then woke us with a nose bleed at goodness knows what time! Fun times :-)
We had a quiet day with a visit to the Grandparents in the morning where the Great Grandparents and Aunty were visiting and then we came home for lunch and chilled out all afternoon.
The Sweetpeas seemed very happy with their pressies. Amongst other things middle Sweetpea got her first sewing kit with a needle book that I made for her with a monkey on it (she loves monkeys for some reason). I got her a lovely batch of felt from The Felt Fairy for her kit - thank you to the lovely Annie who added a few extra bits in there too :-) She also got to go to build-a-bear with me yesterday to make a monkey teddy too.
Little Sweetpea got her long awaited for dolly house - I just love this photo of her looking at the box with her little hand on it.
She loved it, in fact all the Sweetpeas loved it and haven't stopped playing with it since Christmas Day. See that little Sylvanian Family cat in the house? That is what I hid in the Sweetpeas crackers this year. Many years ago my Dad hid some Sylvanian Owls in our crackers, I was so happy and excited when that little Owl popped out, in fact I still have it to this day. I wanted to re-create that lovely moment for my kiddies so I did it for them this year. Not sure they were as excited as I was as they started to argue over who had what cat later in the day but I think they enjoyed it - kids eh :-)
Now what did Eldest Sweetpea get, yes I am completely bonkers and did say no to this idea but somehow my voice isn't heard in this house sometimes. Meet Sid the Corn Snake! I must admit he is very lovely and is now used to us all but I am still feeling guilty about the dead mice he eats :-( The family promised to have 2 vegetarian days a week to make up for their lost lives but we will see if that will happen.
The dogs got a new present each too, oh how I love watching them open pressies - so funny! They get sooo excited!
Other lovely moments included little Sweetpea painting middle Sweetpeas toe nails - not sure she will go into beauty as an occupation ....
Making snow globes out of old jars , little Sweetpea loved hers a lot :-)
Well, now we are in 2011 - where did that year go!? 2010's New years resolution was to do more arts and crafts, I had so much fun finding the real me again :-) I think it is the first resolution I have never broken!
So what are my resolutions for 2011? I have decided that making ones with things that need to be changed about yourself e.g. getting fit, losing weight etc just don't work and you end up punishing yourself. I think that if I focus on things I love or really want to do then the things that I would prefer to change about myself will happen as I will be a happier person through to my soul. This year my resolutions are to get the sewing machine down from the loft when we put our Christmas trees up there and to learn how to use it (or even thread it up lol). Also I want to learn to crochet, my friend at work can do this so I am going to ask her to teach me :-) It is rather strange actually as I just read a mates blog with her resolutions on there and they are nearly all the same - spooky :-) Would love to know what your resolutions are ...
Oohh before I go, do pop over to the lovely Jenny's blog where she is having a fab giveaway. Also keep an eye out here for another of her giveaway's here soon :-)