Hanging the last ornament on our Jesse tree on Christmas morning.
This year Aaron and Tabitha both bought gifts for each other and for Esther with their own money. They chose really well and it was so sweet watching them open their gifts!
This year we invited Colin’s parents for Christmas dinner and Colin did nearly all the cooking. It was delicious but there was far too much food! We both vowed to keep it simple next year so that we can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with the children.
We spent Boxing Day at my parents’ house with my brother, sister-in-law and Granny. Sadly Colin was feeling ill so he stayed at home.
Tabitha and Esther were given these beautiful dresses with matching handbags by their Nanny.
Between Boxing Day and New Year we went to stay with Colin’s aunt, uncle and two cousins (not to mention the two dogs, five cats and flock of chickens) at their new home in the New Forest. The journey there took a ridiculously long time due to the traffic, but we saw snow which was exciting! One of Colin’s sisters and her two children also came, so it was quite a houseful. Esther loved all the animals and helped to collect the eggs. She slept really well through sheer exhaustion! I am hoping she will keep it up back at home but somehow I doubt it.