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Old Sep 29th, 2017, 17:20 PM   1
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Kay_Baby Christmas Journal


I have decided to do a bit of a Christmas journal as things will be a bit more interesting in the run up to Christmas this year.

Both my boys are a great age for the magic of Christmas this year at 6 and nearly 4. I'm looking forward to the excitement and trying to make it as magical possible. I've made a start on their Christmas presents but I am struggling a bit with the youngest. He feels like he in an inbetween types of toys age.

My OH has also said I can spend some serious money decorating the house for Christmas. I'm considering getting a second Christmas tree for the kitchen as we do spend a lot of time in there generally and on Christmas Day. What do you think?



 
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Old Sep 29th, 2017, 21:52 PM   2
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Love the idea of a kitchen tree!



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2017, 07:39 AM   3
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So we bit the bullet and ordered a Christmas tree for the kitchen. It's going to be so much fun needing to buy a full set of decorations. I also bought a garland for the fireplace as I've been wanting one for years and never bought one.


It also means that I can put a tree up earlier that usual as our other tree is real so we don't put it up to early



 
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If had a big enough house I would totally have one in the kitchen or hallway.



 
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I've spent some time today going through the predicted top toy lists looking for inspiration but everything on them seems so expensive this year and very similar to each other and last years.

I do love that all the retailers predict slightly different things, probably to reflect their ordered stock levels but I have pulled a couple of ideas.

I'm debating getting a fingerling for DS2. We got him some annoying digi penguin thing last year that flaps and whistles that he loves so I see it as a step up from that but are they just overpriced pieces of rubbish? I wouldn't want to risk doing any serious bargain hunting on getting one as there seems to be a lot of cheap China fakes around.



 
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So I wandered into the entertainer today just to look and see if they have any fingerling and walked out with a cute little blue one for DS2.

I need to do a proper list of what I have a what I still need to get at some point.

My new tree and garland arrived today. I need to now start thinking about decorations for them. In fact I have no idea even how to do a garland so I need to do some googling.

I'm currently making advent calendars for both the boys and it's taking longer than I thought so I feel like I really need to get a move on. Time to spend the rest of the evening sewing.



 
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Spent some time getting the advent calendars done and I'm now half way through DS1s, so hopefully I will be able to knock them both out by the end of the month and then I can concentrate on filling them.

I have a massive list of ideas but no idea where to find these things. What shops do you find you little bits and bobs in for either advent calendars you fill or stockings?

My DH surprised me by for the first time ever by making a Christmas present bargain decision without consulting me. He went to Tesco and came back with a paw patrol educational table for DS2. It wouldn't have been top of my list to get but he didn't pay a lot and he seems to be trying to get into my Christmas swing this year.



 
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I just realised that I still haven't posted my list for the kids yet so...

Blue is bits I still need to buy

DS1 (6)

Lego mellinium falcon
Disney rummy tiles
Lift and load construction set
Lego storm trooper
Lego DS game
Mario DS game


Giant stocking
Lego R2D2
Pokemon encyclopaedia
Where's Wookiee book?
Disney DVD
Avengers sticker and colouring book
Character PJs
Pants
Socks


DS2 (3)

Playmobil castle
Big box of Lego bricks
Paw patrol educational table
Playmobil knights
Playmobil dragon
Playmobil catapult
Sword and shield


Giant stocking
Fingerling
Little box of Lego bricks
Disney DVD
Paw patrol busy book
2x story books
Peppy pig stickers
Paint sticks
Colouring book
Character PJs
Micky mouse jumper



 
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They sound like great lists



 
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