Piles and piles of loot… and all for the girls!
The Boogerheads totally got into the present thing this year.. giving as well as receiving but of course receiving won out in the end. And boy did they get some loot!
Firstly it was home based loot… the much asked for fairy dresses (that were worn to Nanny’s house later!) and a whole lot of accessories, including crown, ear rings and necklaces etc. A few books, a puzzle and a little Dr’s set each. Plus some pressies from others that had been amazingly left under the tree and not unwrapped…. little bug cars that have taken the girls three days to figure out how to make go! And an awesome set of wooden fruit each which can be ‘cut’ up with the wooden knife and velcroed back together from friends… that was a HUGE hit!
Then off to Nanny and Bobo’s for lunch. The ‘big kids’ kicked up a stink and made the ‘grandmothers’ put money in the plum pudding like my Nan used to do so the girls were very excited to get that – even though they didn’t actually eat any of the pudding. Then after being incredibly patient they finally got to open more loot.. sooooooooooooo much loot I am still not sure exactly what they got!
The stand outs have been the play dough stuff and the Angelina books… both have been well used in the short time we’ve had them. The duplo was also very exciting – ‘Auntie Tracey’s Zoo lego!’ and the dolls house furniture also got opened quick smart the next day.
After Christmas Day lunch we called in at ‘The Aunts’ place for a quick visit on the way home… where the girls picked up even more loot! A ducky and froggy dressing gown which were very popular, books, a way better Dr’s set than the ones we gave them (with a stethoscope that makes a coughing noise like someone is dying!), Nemo magnets and their very own softball soft bat and ball. Another HUGE hit has been the electric toothbrushes… they ask to brush their teeth about ten times a day now!
By far the winner of the day were the most amazing quilts that Auntie Sue and Jenny and Great Nan made them. I’ve only been dropping hints about wanting a quilt since before the girls were born having seen their handy work for many years now… but let me tell you, it was so worth the wait. They are just the most beautiful things! Single bed size and the most gorgeous mix of colours – Izzy has pinks, oranges, reds, yellows, purples and Zoe has blues, greens, purples…. they are quilted with stars and swirls and the words ‘shine’ and ‘love’. Just amazing… something the girls will treasure forever. I will have to take a photo when the sun comes out so I can do them justice
Boxing Day we headed over to Grandma’s house for yet another round or two of presents and yet more loot! There were more books, groovy suitcases, two special DVDs from a very special ‘uncle’ and vouchers to go shopping at our favorite toy shop.
Auntie Sarah wins the most annoying toy prize for the animal torches… a pig that opens it’s mouth, lights up and says ‘weei weei weei OINK!’ and a dog that opens it’s mouth, lights up and says ‘grrrrrrrrrr WOOF!’. The girls LOVE them of course! Uncle Timmy bought home a plethora (gotta love that word) of great things from Japan… by far the coolest being Minnie mouse ears on clips… way cute!
So all in all I think the girls did pretty well this Christmas. As for the adults… we did ok as well, even though we didn’t need or want anything. Some lovely books, some gift vouchers and money will all be thoroughly enjoyed.
And on the giving side of things… everyone seemed to love the gifts that the girls and I had made but I am guessing the best received gift was the news that there will be another baby in the family next year.
It’s been a long and rough road getting to the point where we can finally fess up and tell everyone why I have been living under a rock for the past few months. Between incredible tiredness, hurling and two three year olds as well as many other bumps I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to blog about it. But now the family all know I can officially put it here in writing. We are having another baby, just one this time, due mid June.
So that was Christmas.