So thats another Christmas over and done with.
I always feel sad one Christmas Day turns to night and then Boxing Day comes to an end, because that means my favourite time of the year is over for another 12 months *sighs*
However, it was a fantastic festive fun filled couple of days and despite the fact that I was hoping to share more photographs of the two days with you, which I am unable to due to not being able to find the device which connects my iPad to the camera (!), here are some highlights.
We arrived at the OH's (Jon) parents at 5pm, with the car boot filled to the brim with presents which I had secretly packed without Burton seeing! I actually didn't think i was going to get everything we needed for our 2 night stay in the car but I did - just! Jon's brother and his wife and two children were also staying the night so you can imagine how excited Burton and his two cousins were about Father Christmas coming.
So they decided they would all like to sleep in the same bedroom so we got on and bathed them and got them ready for bed just after 7pm and once I had got Jenson down we met in the lounge for the three children to get their santa sacks ready and to leave out a mince pie, two carrots and a cup of chocolate milkshake for Father Christmas and Rudolph. In their excitement, Burton and his cousins decided they would like to get inside their santa sacks!
Then the three of them set off to bed for a story and to go to sleep. Yes to sleep! do you think that happened? Oh no not at all! There was giggling, talking, running about and generally everything but going to sleep really! In the end it was Burton who couldn't get off to sleep and eventually after a few tears and relocating him into mine and daddy's room he went to asleep just before 10pm!! Talk about being over tired!
Once the coast was clear and all children were off in the land of nod we brought all the presents in from the car as did Jon's brother, and his mum gathered all of her gifts and we piled them around the Christmas tree
After much discussion between Jon and I about where to leave the santa sacks for Burton and Jenson (and me putting a tweet out about it asking where people hang theirs in their homes - at the end of beds or downstairs), we finally decided to put them in the lounge by the chimney
Started very early!!! 5.30am I was woken up by Jenson and then the other three children were up and about giggling at 6am! My photos of Burton's little face when he saw his sack full of presents were just gorgeous and he was very excited. However, he didn't really get the whole unwrapping of his gifts bit - he opened a couple and liked what he received but he was far more interested in seeing what everyone else had, playing with Jenson's presents and playing with the things he had as he opened them. He was the last one to open all his presents and even that took a lot of persuading!
Me: Burton, why don't you open another one of your presents?
Burton: No thank you, Mummy
They each received some wonderful presents and Burton loves his wooden train set that we bought him
I also had some lovely presents and my cake making will be going to a whole new level next year with these two little beauties, which I cannot wait to use.
It was a great Christmas made the more special by my two boys and especially Burton when he saw that Father Christmas had visited us in the night. It was magical and I wish it was happening again this weekend!