Family • January 5, 2014

{The Ordinary Moments 14} #1 – New Christmas Toys.

On Boxing Day I did the envitable post Christmas present panic, wondering where on earth we were going to put all the new bits and pieces the girls received.  Cue a mad dash to Dunelm, where I bought some plastic storage boxes ready to house various different bits and pieces.  Calmness restored, even if it did take me the best part of a day to sort everything.  Our local charity shop did very well from us that day, I am certainly no hoarder.

We don’t go mad on Christmas presents, in fact we prefer just to get small inexpensive bits, but with the girls having two sets of Great Grandparents, three sets of Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles and family friends who love them dearly, it just all gets a little overwhelming.  Still we are incredibly grateful, and they got some lovely things which will last them a long time.

One big favourite of theirs at the moment is wooden toys, which pleases me no end as I love them myself.  We now have a big box of wooden toys, including some presents that we got last year too, and it is my favourite box to pull out of the cupboard.  LL got the most gorgeous set of wooden blocks from Grandma, but typically it’s Mads who seems to want to play with them all the time.  Funnily enough Mads seems to like more of LL’s toys at the moment, I keep getting a glimpse of them in the future arguing over clothes.

It’s really lovely to see them enjoying their new things, and it’s bringing a whole new element of fun to play time in our house at the moment.  Which is just as well as we have been spending a lot of time indoors as the weather has been so miserable.  Mr E goes back to work on Monday after a couple of weeks off, so it is back to normal in our household.

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{the ordinary moments}

‘The simple things in life are often the sweetest. While the fancy days out, weekends away or holidays are fun, it’s the ordinary moments I will miss when my children are all grown up. The snuggling in bed reading a story. The giggles as they run around my overgrown garden with the grass that desperately needs a cut. Even the naughty ones. The ones we all have. Just a photo (or photos) from your week. The simple. The exciting. The imperfect. The Ordinary Moments.’

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