I know today is traditionally putting the Christmas tree up day, but I was feeling a little stressed during the week and popped it up a few days ago! The smalls did help with the decorating with most of their 'kinder craft' taking pride of place at the rear of the tree!!! And exactly how does one manage to choose the child that gets to put the star on top of the tree when all three where throwing epic tantrums regarding who deserved the honour? Send them all to bed then sneak a child number 1 out, whisper to them not to tell their siblings and let child number 1 do the star. Return them to their bed, remove the star, go to child number 2 and repeat the above process. Rinse and repeat for child number 3.
Score 1 for the parents.
We haven't had Christmas stockings in the past but I found this wonderful pattern in Granny Square Love by Sarah London and before I knew it I'd whipped three up from some leftover yarn (hence the non traditional Christmas colour mix)!
I spent last night and today filling our advent bunting I made. I have tried to fill it with little Christmas notes, a few chocolatey treats and some small trinkety bits. The notes say things like, "Let's all watch a Christmas movie together!", "Let's go for a Christmas House Lights search tonight". There are loads of lovely non-chocolatey advent ideas on the interwebs!
We also nipped down to the local shopping centre today for our photo with Santa.
How's your Christmas decorating coming along? Please tell me no-one has finished their shopping yet because I have not even started!!!