I can’t believe we are so close to Christmas! We’ve been having the nicest time at home and staying away from the shops and just loving it. It usually takes a while for the kids to get school and routine out of their system and I think we’re good now. I’m still required to listen to who took something from so and so or isn’t sharing or to turn off horrid henry which I can’t stand. But everyone is helping out with the little ones who are having THE best time with their big brother and sisters home all the time. Mind you it’s rained all day today so there were forts in the playroom, a cake was made, Elf and the Polar Express were watched…….perhaps more than once and there were lots of snacks made, water cups filled, one mug broken and put back all in pieces into the cupboard by someone, singing and dancing to Elf radio, one child tried to shave their legs which didn’t end well and I vacuumed the floors at least three times.
But the Christmas shopping is all done and that’s always a relief. Mind you I haven’t wrapped a single present and do my best wrapping the night before. This year is a lot more relaxing as I’m not hosting Christmas day or boxing day and it’s been about 5 years since I haven’t hosted so I really am enjoying it. There is so much to do when you are hosting and I usually end up going to the shops 4 times just to get everything foodwise so it’s really nice to be taking a few dishes with us and not having to worry about the house looking perfect too.
With that extra time up my sleeve there was a bit of last minute quilting today as I decided to make 2 quick quilts to give as gifts before the big day. Nothing like a last minute project and while my little guy napped or played with the big kids I got most of it done. And then someone decided to plop themselves down on it. Luckily I bought 3 of these panels from here because now all of the kids want this quilt made for themselves.
I bought a few Christmas fabrics that I still haven’t cut into but there is always next year. I even had the crazy idea that I was going to make everyone’s pjs for Christmas eve but it’s not looking too good at the moment
But I hope your Christmas plans are coming along nicely and that your little ones are getting along nicely too………………….