Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Pure magic!

In our family one of the signs of passing from a toddler to a child is doing 'magic coat'. This week my last baby has grown up (and isn't he happy with himself)!

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Tim flew in from Egypt to surprise Anya and Patrick in their school play. They were both children (I had no problems pulling together the costumes for those). I got to see the 'Snowman at Sunset" twice, so for the evening performance we were able to strategically position ourselves. We were sat in the correct row in the Church, so that Anya and Patrick did their dance beside us (they were very cute dancing together!). Anya had a singing part - she and 4 others had to sing part of a song alone. The DVD of the performance has just arrived so we will be able to let the whole family 'enjoy' it on Christmas Day!

On Saturday we went Christmas tree window shopping on Cannock Chase. This is one of my all time favourite things to do - the forest smells of pine, there's twinkly lights, festive music, doughnuts, hot chocolate and magic shadows in the setting sun.



On Sunday we took a trip to the Denby Factory Shop to replace broken plates so that everyone can have their own at Christmas (far better than taking turns I feel). This was a high risk adventure - we didn't just take a bull to a china shop, we took a Bucks to a pottery factory!
Quote of the week - from my bonkers 37 week pregnant sister, who was pleased to have started maternity leave so that she could "get to the gym", it's alright though she just wants to do a bit on the cross trainer and bikes.
Thought of the week - “The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.” ~ Bill Cosby

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos and how lovely that Tim made it home in time to share in all the pre-Christmas joys. Just LOVING that 'magic coat' trick - I never worked that one out myself, let alone teaching the children - somehow they managed to work out the classic way of putting one arm in and then reaching around behind the back to find the other arm flaying around in mid-air somewhere. Might just have to try that trick for child number 3! You guys definitely win the prize for 'cutest demonstration of the magic coat'!

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  2. Oh im so proud of Euan!!!!!

    Looking forward to seeing the Christmas Play!
    Love xxxxxx

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