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Days 19 & 20 (AAC)

Neither days 19 or 20 have pics attached to them I’m afraid!

Day 19 is one of the children’s firm favourites and Mommy’s least favourite – “Tonight…eat dessert before dinner”.  They had some lovely Thornton’s choccies left with the note and munched them happily just before their pizza dinner (Mom’s Night Off!) – fantastic!

Day 20 is Mommy and Daddy’s favourite 🙂 Santa left a note requesting that the children buy Mommy and Daddy a christmas gift.  He also very generously left 2x £10 notes behind! The children are in charge of buying the gifts, wrapping them and making special cards for them – the idea is that they are to be a complete surprise to us on Christmas Day.  Yay!!! We were told about the note and the money so that we could take them to the shops this afternoon.  Hubby and I loitered around the shop entrance while Caeli and Jamie ambled and argued about what we would and wouldn’t like.  All I know so far is that they considered a Lever Arch file for me (in which to file some photo’s), and when hubby suggested something I *do* want (a new clutch bag) it was instantly veto’ed as apparently “Mommy has plenty of handbags already and she doesn’t need more!” Love it!!!! They finally agreed on a couple of things and left the shops clutching their bags very proudly – Happy Days!! 🙂

On a vaguely related note – you’ll remember a few days ago we had a day of doing Random Acts of Kindness for others, and one of the things we chose to do was to leave out some packs of biscuits for our lovely Postmen and women that do such wonderful work for us every day.  The kids made lovely cards to go with the biscuits and really put a lot of thought into everything.  Well it was with GREAT excitement that we received a *lovely* Christmas Card from our very Postman through the letterbox today! It simply made our day – he was so very appreciative of the gesture and the warm and fuzzies we got today truly showed us that giving really can be better than receiving, as well as showing us how far a simple Thank You can go.  This will definitely have to become something we do again soon!


Days 12 & 13 (AAC)

Day 12 was another one the kids loved.  They got to watch a Christmas themed movie (Tom and Jerry’s Christmas Party) whilst eating popcorn.  Fabulous task on a cold winters day!  No pics for this one I’m afraid 😉

Day 13 was more of a hit than I expected it to be.  Father Christmas asked the kids to do a Random Act of Kindness for ANYONE today.  They have chosen to do a few:-

*they donated some money at a Charity collection box in Claire’s

*they delivered our landlady’s ever growing pile of post (saving her a trip to collect it)

*we baked and decorated a bunch of biscuits for our postmen, hope they like them!


Day 5 (AAC)

This is one of the kids absolute favourites every year! Snowman Soup! We got the idea from the internet about 4 years ago and I see it is being used quite a lot now.  Sadly I have no idea who to credit for the original idea but if they should ever read this blog we LOVE it.

This year we did Christmas mugs for the first time – in the past we’ve just done generic mugs but I think these mugs make it all extra special.

Happy kiddies once again 🙂


Day 2 (AAC)

So the AAC (Activity Advent Calendar) is doing really well so far! The kids are L*O*V*I*N*G it and their enthusiasm and joy just makes it so worthwhile.  I cannot wait for them to hop into bed every night so that I can sort out jobs for the next days agenda.

For day 2 Santa was a little bit naughty and hid the note in a new spot (instead of the usual fireplace).  They came back upstairs disappointed but determined that it must just be too early…they would not even entertain the thought the Santa might not have come! On the second jaunt downstairs they quickly spotted their new task (a very easy one for Day 2 to keep morale high)… how precious are these two little guys!

Caeli’s new pet has been named “Murray” (“Murray Christmas”) and Jamie’s is “Santa”.  Beautiful but heart-wrenching when James looked at me with absolute joy and said “Now we finally have a puppy again hey mommy”.  Wish we could get a real one.  *sigh*  One day when we’re big…these will have to do for now though 🙂