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 ...so 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 ....do 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.
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.
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.