I must admit I've enjoyed a few days break from blogging but I thought it was time to show you what we've been up to
One of the joys of not having to work any more is being able to put the Christmas tree up on the first of December instead of the first weekend of December. We had Xmas music on, wore matching Xmas pants that Carly made for us all and had amazing home made food.
Some of you may recognise this door from last year, and the troublesome visitor that comes through it at this time of year.
This little bugger is called Dash and tend to make a mild nuisance of himself whilst "keeping an eye on the children" for Santa. He's our home made answer to the elf on a shelf hysteria, but I think our little chap is far less creepy looking than the actual elf on a shelf
Most days they find him in a new location doing something strange, he seems quite fond of hitching a ride on things or climbing up to places he shouldn't.
We've also been making some new hand made decorations for the tree with the little ones
The kids loved getting hands on with the clay
Just need to let them dry before we paint them and hang them up
We love getting in the festive spirit, but Christmas doesn't have to equal consumerism