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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

on Monday, 03 December 2012.

December is a very big deal in our house, and is by far my favourite month of the year.  First up we have our wedding anniversary on the 20th, followed by Mads birthday on Christmas Eve and then of course Christmas itself.  But the run up to it is just as special.

Although I love the heat and the sun, I have always adored the excitement of Christmas, that is why when we got engaged I was determined to have a wintery Christmas wedding.  

This weekend we have been getting into the festive spirit, doing lots of festive activities and getting our house ready for Christmas.  I am determined for Mads to find Christmas magical, especially cause the poor girl gets her birthday on Christmas Eve.

 We have a few traditions that I want to make sure we do every year, as well as the obvious of helping decorate the tree, and putting a mince pie out for Father Christmas, we decided last year that she would always have a new pair of Xmas jammies, and that every year she could choose any decoration she wanted for the tree.  Then when she leaves home she can take them with her for her own tree.  I have a few from when I was a girl.  She was a day old on Christmas 2010 and we bought her a baby's first christmas bauble, but we don't put it on the tree, it is in her memory box.  Last year we obviously had to pick one for her and got her handprint on a bauble in the shape of a robin, but this year she chose her own!

Here are some photos of our festive weekend.

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As part of our tradition we went to choose a decoration at the Garden Centre- Mads was allowed to choose any one she wanted.

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Later that evening we went to the Christmas village Fayre to watch the lights get switched on- Mads loved her glowstick necklace!

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On the Christmas ride with Daddy.

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On Sunday we stayed in our PJ's all day and did lots of festive things at home.  We made sure Mads wore her new Christmas PJ's...

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Helping put fairy lights in our bedroom.

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Chatting to the Xmas Bear who reads 'The Night Before Christmas' to you.

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Helping put the decorations up.

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Mads chose this silver heart as her decoration this year.

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The finishing touch- the star on top of the tree.  I remember my Dad lifting me up to put it on when I was a little girl.

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Mads has a Peppa Pig advent calendar and Mummy and Daddy made this one for themselves.

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She sat on the kitchen side and helped us make festive biscuits.

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Our melted snowman biscuits.

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I love those blurry Christmas tree light photos that you see so I decided to have a play around with my own.

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All in all it was a lovely weekend and I thoroughly enjoyed setting some Christmas traditions firmly in place.  Although Mads is still a bit too young to understand we are determined to make her birthday and Christmas extra special for her.

Comments (14)

  • Mum2BabyInsomniac

    Mum2BabyInsomniac

    03 December 2012 at 10:05 |
    Ahh they are such lovely photos. I am so excited about Christmas this year. It's such a good age this year as they really understand what is going on. I can't wait! xx
  • Bex @ the Mummy Advemtire

    Bex @ the Mummy Advemtire

    03 December 2012 at 12:38 |
    I can't wait to get our tree up and start feeling festive this year - lovely photos x
  • Susannah

    Susannah

    03 December 2012 at 12:57 |
    What an absolutely beautiful post, your photos are always incredible.
  • Susan Mann

    Susan Mann

    03 December 2012 at 15:50 |
    Aww what a beautiful post x
  • Lauren

    Lauren

    03 December 2012 at 19:46 |
    Beautiful photos.
  • Emma @mummymummymum

    Emma @mummymummymum

    03 December 2012 at 21:07 |
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Can you teach me to take photos please? xx
  • Lauren

    Lauren

    03 December 2012 at 21:59 |
    Such beautiful photos and a really lovely post
    The biscuits look amazing too. xx
  • Notmyyearoff

    Notmyyearoff

    04 December 2012 at 09:07 |
    Gorgeous photos. It looks so festive and wonderful. Those biccies look scrummy!
  • Laura

    Laura

    04 December 2012 at 20:38 |
    Thanks for linking up lovely. Looks like you all had a great weekend! And as usual beautiful photos! Leo too has a new set of pj's and his very first pair of slippers on the way this year. I want him to have them on Xmas eve all ready for the next day! We are also doing the Christmas tree decorations, it is such a lovely tradition :) xx
  • Emma Day (crazywithtwins)

    Emma Day (crazywithtwins)

    05 December 2012 at 20:15 |
    I love this post. Your photos are beautiful (as is your gorgeous little girly!) x
  • Kate Buckley

    Kate Buckley

    07 December 2012 at 18:50 |
    Oh My Goodness! Can I come to yours for Christmas??? I absolutely love your photos, they are gorgeous especially the one of Mads decorating the tree with you in the background x
  • Jenny Paulin

    Jenny Paulin

    10 December 2012 at 09:14 |
    Awwww I LOVE this so festive and full of happy smiles and love! Your snowman biscuits look great Katie and you say you can't cook! Sweet pjs too I need to get me and the boys some festive ones - running out of time! Thai has really made me smile - thank you xx
  • Richmond Mummy

    Richmond Mummy

    21 December 2012 at 17:10 |
    Lovely post - great idea about having Mads choose a decoration for the tree each year too. And those snowman biscuits look ace, might give those a go xx
  • Emma T

    Emma T

    23 December 2012 at 20:52 |
    Lovely photos and some lovely traditions.

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