We have had a really good family weekend achieving a lot within the two days. Alex and I have been shopping, we have finished writing and posting our Christmas cards (Alex even managed to sort of write his own name in the cards to his Grandparents), I cut Tim's hair, made some Christmas tags and a card for a commision (see below) and most importantly (to Alex) we put up our Christmas tree and decorations. We have a medium sized fibre optic tree since Tim hates pine needles everywhere. I always used to prefer real trees, but the prettiness of the fibre optics combined with traditional fairy lights have won me over! It looks great in our sitting room and Alex is delighted with it.
He loved helping with all aspects of the decorations, but his favourite decorations are these strings of little balls which he calls his snake! Yesterday afternoon we went to visit one of his friends from nursery. It was the first time I had properly met Theodore's parents and we got on very well which was nice. The boys loved every minute of it and Alex didn't want to come home.
Today Alex and I went to meet Santa at our local museum. This was a much more satisfying Santa visit than our last one (in Meadowhall - not recommended!) as Santa was a lot more jolly, laughing a lot and chatting nicely to Alex, and even better I was allowed to take photos. Alex drew a large letter A on a piece of paper to give to Santa,
and then had his photo taken whilst holding his present (some colouring pens and crayons) and being hugged by Santa. A perfect Santa experience.
Crafting wise I was asked to make a Diamond Wedding Anniversary card by a work colleague. She wanted something subtle, elegant and sophisticated and it had to have the number 60 on it somewhere. I hope that she likes this...I will be giving it to her tonight! As this card has glitz (diamonds in the corner and a small glittery heart) it fits with the Lots to do challenge, with the Sew Many Cards 'floral' challenge and with the Stamp Scrap and Doodle 'monochromatic' challenge.
I have also continued to make some more Christmas tags for various presents and as such some of these fit with the following challenges: DCM 'snow', All sorts 'last minute Christmas', CCC 'red robin' and kaboodle doodle 'tags'. That is all from me for now as I am dashing off to a Christmas Brass Band concert to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign who sponsor some of my research. Have a great week everyone.