Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Christmas re-cap no 1

I have not even shown you one little bit of our Christmas and the New Year is already 3 days old. So, we put up our tree rather early this year - on the 28th and int he middle of the day to avoid the tired children unpleasantness of years past. Once again, my little perfect moment in my head - kids gently adding decorations with Michael Buble's Christmas album playing in the background did not come true. In stead of him gently singing "It's beginning to feel like Christmas" I had 3 kids singing "Silent Night" and "we 3 kings" on top of their voices. Not what I imagined - but perfect in every way unimagined. It was so sweet - but so loud.

Our little wooden menagerie serves us well and the kids love to play the scene out.

 Scenes from the tree:

The advent calender was a huge hit once again and the kids waited in total anticipation to open it.The non sweets days were such hits.

More about the actual day to follow


  1. I haven't even looked at my Christmas photos yet. Your tree is so different. I love all the photos.

  2. I love all your angels!! beautiful! I remember your Advent box from last year - so cool!!

  3. LOVE the tree with all the special decorations :)

    Where did you get your wooden nativity? I'm a little bit obsessed with all things wooden at the moment.

  4. I have not put our Christmas pics up either yet. It is on the to do list for today.

    Love the advent calendar.

  5. Your avent calendar looks different and so interesting. Did you make it yourself?

    Love your Christmas decorations on your tree!

  6. Beautiful!
    Your advent calender was a huge hit in our house! Next year I am just going to do more variety... (Like yours!) :D Thanks again!

  7. Love your photos.... and yes! christmas ( as is every day) is very loud in my house too, with 3 littlies!
    Wishing you a fabulous 2012

  8. Can't wait to see your Christmas. I hope it was wonderful!! xoxox

  9. @Marcia - got it at the Unica market(school for Autistic kids) many years ago. Remind me in August and join me there - maybe they will have again.
    @Fiona - made it myself, second year around. Have a look here http://juggelingactoflife.blogspot.com/2011/11/so-what-about-advent-calender.html - can mail the templates for you for next year.

  10. Great pics! Love the nativity and that they love to act it out. So important to have the kids remember the real reason for Christmas!

    BTW, I gave you a blog award to tell us more about yourself. Please go to my blog for more details. I look forward to reading what you have to say!


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