Christmas is such a magical time of year, even more so when you have children. Watching their faces light up when they help to put the decorations up, adorn the tree with tinsel and hang their stockings on Christmas eve.
Listening to them talking about what to put out for Santa and his reindeer, and of course, trying to get them to go to sleep quickly on Christmas eve and to stay asleep!
Our girls usually wake up anytime between 6am and 7am on a typical day. I was hoping this would be the same on Christmas morning, but that wasn’t to be.
At 5.15am I received an alert on my phone to say that motion had been detected on our security camera.
Yes, at 5.15am, one of our girls, M, was caught red-handed sneaking into the living room to see if Santa had been! It’s a pretty funny scene to watch!
M then comes back into bed with me and daddy before asking, “Can we get up now?”
So, a 5.15am start was a lot earlier than anticipated, but somehow the magic of Christmas kept the girls and I going all day. I’m always amazed by how much energy they have!
The first thing the girls did, was open up the presents inside their stockings. They did this in their bedroom, and then we all entered the living room.
Although M had already been into the room she hadn’t really been able to see what had been left as the lights were off and it was pretty dark, so both her and R were pretty happy and surprised to some presents surrounding the Christmas tree.
They checked to see if Santa had eaten any of his mince pie, drunk any of his milk and if the carrots for the reindeer were still there!
The girls also found it very funny to see that Santa had left some snowy footprints on our carpet! We spent the morning opening presents before hunger set in and breakfast was served!
Whilst the girls played with their new toys, Nige and I made a start on cooking Christmas dinner. Nigel’s mum would be eating with us, and his three children from his previous marriage would also pop round at some point in the day.
By 3pm all of the family were round and it really was such a lovely feeling. To have a house of people laughing, chatting and having a great time is wonderful. Our twins absolutely love it when all of their siblings are over at the same time, and I must admit it’s a lovely sight to see them all together.
We had such a lovely family Christmas. Boxing day and the days after were also spent with family. Our phones were put to one side, I forgot all about work and blogging. My focus was purely on our twins and spending time with them. We played lots of games, did some crafts, went to the park and had a lovely time together.
It really was a magical Christmas.