Wednesday, December 30, 2009

WOYWW 30 ....and Xmas with the boys.

I'm back after a chilled Xmas with Steve,Emma and the boys.
Well I was chilled before I started this ....not sure why all my spacing is strange ...bear with any large gaps you come across....they seem to have gone but I am sure they will return when I publish this lol.
All I had to do was drink in the atmosphere created by the two little, mostly happy, chaps. I did do the washing up as other wise I might have stuck to the sofa lol but I was not expected to lift a hand....thank you Emma and Steve. What an experience it was to see excitement and discovery through the eyes and mind of a young child .... and how differently identical twins react to a situation ... as our boys are developing at different speeds and in different directions at the moment.

I had two Christmas' as I came home to open pressies from Vicki and Jay and there amongst all the non craft goodies were the tools to start Metal work and the making metal and card flowers ....cant wait to have a go that is what is on my desk ...well computer desk as every where else is a mess due to the 'where shall I put this 'syndrome or is covered in tins of biscuits, sweets and nuts due to the 'must buy this in case' syndrome.

I must have taken 1000 photos not worry I'm not preparing you for a never ending veiwing of toddler shots .... these were thinned down to around 600 that were not obviously blurred due to Ben and Jake always moving at the same time as the shutter!!!! and then have managed to discard a few more which were not so good when downloaded. The next job will be to thin them down so that I can get prints of the best.

I have managed to pick 9 to show Ben and Jake's Christmas 2009 .... I hope you enjoy them.

Emma has a family tradition over Santa's gifts which I think is brilliant .....
Gifts from family and friends are wrapped and put around the tree but those that Santa brings are found .... not in a stocking or wrapped, as of course Santa has no time to wrap as well .... but in little piles .... one for each child.
These are investigated first and they have a little play before being given those that are under the tree.

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Paper really is fun ... but a little help was required to expose the gift.
Books are a great love of the boys ... especially Ben but the book with the mirror on the last page was a real favourite of both of them.
This was their first art lesson lol ...and Jake took to it like a duck to water .... Ben was more interested in Mummy's drawing and informed her that it was 'A Cat' ... in case she had any doubt .... much fun was had by all especially daddy who loves to get messy.

Emma's Granny has always knitted these dolls for all her grandchildren and Emma still has hers ... now she is making them for her Great grand children.
Brotherly Love
We may not have had snow falling on Xmas Day but we all felt it was magical to have a' White Christmas' no matter what the actual definition is. Watching Ben and Jake discover snow was amazing. You are lucky I didnt put all the snow pictures on here.

Had to add this one ....not sure who was under this lol
Last but not least here I am giving a cuddle to the boys before they go to bed on Boxing Day night.

Take Care and have a very


Jocelyn said...

Oh Angie....what Fabulous pics of the boys...they are getting big and what a wonderful Holiday it was!!!!

So glad you got to take time to enjoy with the boys!!!!

You will have lots of pics to do LO's with!!!! :-)

Ann said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed a very happy Christmas, and the photos are lovely. Don't keep us waiting too long to see the layouts you make - I know you are going to have great fun with these!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Aah the piccys of the twins are great, thank you for sharing. The metalwork stuff looks fabby - I do have a little bit but think I could do with more tools :)
Best wishes for 2010
Anne xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Welcome home! We are suffering the same syndromes for sure! I LOVE the idea of the metal a bit frightened to get into anything else!! The boys are just a joy, thanks for letting us in on your Christmas, I loved it.

Morning's Minion said...

How nice to have you "back home". I love seeing how others spent their holiday. With two such bright and busy boys, you must have had great fun being "grannie." And I'll bet Emma was grateful you were doing the washing up. My husband is an identical twin--he and his brother kept their mom very busy, with a sister not quite two years older as well.
Look forward to seeing more of your pretty work in the New Year.

LadyBug said...

What a wonderful Christmas for you. The boys are growing so quickly and memories like these are just asking to be scrapped. I love the last photo with you holding them both :)
Have a great start to 2010 Px

evie Winter said...

You took some lovely photos,good luck choosing which out of 600 to scrap! It is extra special to having kids around at Christmas, glad you had such a lovely Christmas, with good gifts too!

Claireliz said...

What great photos Angie, looks like you all had a fabulous time.
Wishing you all the best for 2010.

Kaz said...

Aaww Angie what lovely photos of your grandsons. They are so cute.

I got some metal working tools for Christmas too so we shall be expeerimenting together it seems.

Happy New Year x

Carmen said...

The photos are gorgeous Angie, can't believe how big the boys are already. Love the arrier bags on feet - very clever and the photo of you with them.

A Very Happy New Year Angie.

SueH said...

Aww Ann, I don’t know how you managed to restrict yourself to just nine photos of the boy. They are absolutely adorable, especially the ones in the snow and I bet you had a whale of a time enjoying Christmas with them.

The Ten Second Studio looks fun. I was lucky enough to win a load in a blog hop earlier in the year and I can tell you, you’re going to love playing with it.

A Happy and Healthy New Year to you.

PS. You’ll be happy to hear that one of my New Years Resolutions is to make a big effort and work on my family album more……….eyes permitting, that is!