Let it Snow!

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On Sunday, it snowed here in London. Little Yum- Yum wanted to experience it properly for the first time… how could I say no?

He gathered up snow,

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and threw it at me!

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At it again, and caught me for the second time.

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He then decided he wanted to know how snow tasted,

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so filled his mouth!

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It did snow heavier shortly after this shot, but it was too cold to stay outdoors, plus I wasn’t well. But Max did have fun and that’s what counts.

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The Night Before Christmas

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The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now, Dasher! Now Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! On Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

My review:

A beautiful, rhyming Christmas story with pop up pictures. The only thing I will point out, is that Santa Claus/Father Christmas is referred to his original name, St. Nick and Saint Nicholas in this book – names many children have never heard of. Not a bad thing, I was just surprised as it is a children’s book.

Born in a Barn

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Uncle Ricky and I went to see Little Yum-Yum in his Christmas Nativity – Born in a Barn. This was his reaction when he saw us; he suddenly went all shy! The look on his face was priceless.

The evening before, he was upset with me because I had not attended the previous performance. I explained to him that I was only allowed to attend one show not both. Still, he thought I had let him down.

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Anyway, the performance was wonderful! All the children = cuteness overload!

Here was Max acting shy on stage. As you can imagine, the shyness didn’t last that long. He remembered his lines and sang all the songs. I did record some of the performance, but parents/carers have been told we are not allowed to share it on social media, as not all parents have given permission – hence the reason I have blocked the surrounding children’s faces.

I hope there is another performance next year.

Previous Posts:

“We Are Camels”

“We are Camels” Costumes

Brussel Sprouts

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So… I’ve managed to find a way to get Maximus to eat brussel sprouts!

Actually, it’s the chocolate version. I’ve failed miserably trying to introduce him to new vegetables, and for him to eat more in general.

I’ll let him off for now, because of the time of year, but I’ll be back with a plan (I hope!) in the new year. *Cackle*

Putting Up the Christmas Tree and Decorations

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As we don’t have a big space to work with, we only have a mini Christmas tree. It works well for now anyway, as Little Yum-Yum is able to manage it better.

He put up the tree, and chose where the decorations should go. He then did a little dance with the tinsel, before deciding it was time to put them on the mantel piece and around the base of the tree.

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Decorations Max made last year were used again this year. (Click here to view post).

The crackers won’t last long, I’m sure! The socking is too heavy (with chocolates and sweets), so won’t hang. It just falls to the floor! Surprisingly, Max hasn’t attempted to open his presents yet.

(Please excuse the wall calendar. I wouldn’t be able to keep up with everything without it).

The Bravest Ever Bear

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Once upon a time there was a bear … and a penguin … and a perfectest ever princess, a wolf, a troll, a dragon and a … sausage. A sausage? Yes, a sausage! And they all want to tell you their stories!

My review:

This book is just a bunch of crazy! It is so hectic, it left my head in a spin. I believe it was perhaps supposed to be a bit like The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster – only just not as good. The book will have to be read in two parts as it is way too long to maintain the attention span of a toddler.