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Monday, 19 December 2011

We saw Santa (but he didn't fool us) ...

Early morning, still in pyjamas, waiting to see Santa.
Misty station, train puffing, chugging slowly, belching smoke, belly full of fire.  Anticipation on little faces, pink button noses pressed to the windows.
Waiting in line.  It's snowing inside!!!
Our turn next ...
"He was good, but he wasn't the real one - you could see his beard strings mummy" - you can't fool my little man!
Home for a hot chocolate and movie night, but first we need to decorate our little tree in the kitchen ...
Remembering when our little man was a tiny baby ...
Put out our nativity set (bought on honeymoon on Peru)

Hang up our stockings ..

and wrap a few presents ...

Sun setting, candles lit, snuggling, watching the Borrowers.

Loving this day.



Alix said...

All looking very festive! Your wrapping looks very sumptuous and I'm lusting after your musical paper as I have been on the look out for some for the last couple of months (mind you I hardly ever go shopping so it's not surprising I haven't found any!) Hope you had fun with The Borrowers!

Anne said...

All your decorations look wonderful. I especially love the nativity scene, that will no doubt become a family heirloom to be passed on from generation to generation, lovely.

Jelly Jam said...

Oh I love your presents wrapped in music, they look lovely. I must buy some things to wrap tomorrow!
Merry Christmas to you and your men (big and small).

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. We took Isabella to see Santa and the line was so long she didn't want to stay! Imagine that! This was after she had had ice cream and a little trip the "Claire's" (a girl's shop that carries nothing but jewelry, barrettes, hair thingy's etc.)

When she is in there it's as though she IS in Santa's shop!!!

My Spotty Pony said...

Children do make Christmas more special. And they give us a chance to revisit our own childhood too on days like the one you had.
Your presents are beautifully wrapped, and with such care and attention to detail too.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.
Abby xx

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Lovely decorations! What a wonderful nativity set! Happy Christmas to you and yours! xo

Flaming Nora said...

So funny, my littlest man said " but Mummy Father Christmas looked just like Jenna's Daddy" after going to see him at the school fair. Oh well win some loose some.

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina.
Molto bella la tua casa, per queste festività.
L'albero di Natale è delizioso!
Ma lì, è nevicato?
Un caro augurio di Nuona Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo, *Maristella*.

minnie said...

I can remember little mans 1st xmas... a wonderful tale of a steam train day!! Very pleased to see Eddie has a present lol Minniexx

Liz said...

Sounds perfect - Happy Christmas!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

LaPouyette said...

Very lovely post with beautiful images!
What would be Christmas without children....!

Thank you very much for your wishes for Oskar, he sends a big purr-purr,
and I'm my best wishes for a good and joyful Christmas time.


Susy said...

What a great atmosphere Marina.
The packages are wrapped which is then
a marvel.
I'll give you my best wishes for
Susy x

Lorraine Young Pottery said...
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Lorraine Young Pottery said...

I see you are full fling in the xmas thing!

When I was a kid I went to see Santa and he took off his beard to drink some alcohol.

To all Santa's out there don't drop out of character, the kids are counting on you...


Sending Wishes for a great New year for you and your family.


A Treasured Past said...

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy holiday,
Tamara x