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Old Dec 1st, 2017, 06:49 AM   61
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Everyone seemed really ready to start December this morning. I don't know if it was the fact they'd get chocolate before school or just that they can feel Christmas in the air, but I didn't have to wake them several times. As soon as they realised it was December they were up.
DS4 keeps asking for more chocolate. He doesn't want a little bit every day, he wants a lot on one day
DH said we can do the tree tomorrow, but I'm kind of hoping he'll feel up to getting it all down from the loft tonight. We've all got colds so I'm not sure if he will.
I'm so excited for this month, in amongst all the Christmas things, and DH birthday on the 4th, we also have our first SENCO appointment for DS3 so I actually feel like we might finally get somewhere for him, and it's our anniversary on the 19th. On the 15th SIL is coming and is going to look after ALL FOUR kids, OVER NIGHT! We are going to a hotel a few towns away. Only a cheap one but we getting a dinner out, in peace, together and then a full nights sleep and no 6am start! We will have been married 12 years, together 14, and we have never been away anywhere together. We didn't even have a honeymoon as I was about to burst with DS1 No one has ever had the kids more than 2-3 hours and never over night. Usually we go for lunch when they are all at school, it's going to be so nice to just talk without being interrupted or having to break up a fight



 
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I hope that you can put your tree up today.

Hopefully the Senco appointment goes well

That's great you and your DH are going away to celebrate your anniversary. I hope you have a great time!



 
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Old Dec 2nd, 2017, 15:21 PM   63
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Well we ended up putting the tree up today rather than yesterday. I say tree, we got three of the four trees up We have our big, main tree in the hall at the bottom of the stairs (which conjures up images of grand sweeping stair cases and massive entrance halls. I can only dream! But its there because it's behind the baby gate that goes from the bottom of the stairs across the front door to protect it and the presents from the dog.) Then we have our smaller tree from the old house in the living room on a little table. Plus the boys have little 3 foot trees in their rooms. The little two have done their tree, the big two have the tree and a box of decs in their room but chose to watch football instead!!! What have I raised?! The majority of the decorations went up too. We just need to put up the garland with lines the edge of the living room, we have lights wound in to it and at each dip is a bow and at each rise is a ribbon with baubles on. I'll try to get pictures once we have done it tomorrow.
I'm excited to get wrapping. I'll have to sort DH birthday stuff tomorrow so that it's ready for Monday and then if my appointment finishes early enough on Monday I can start on Christmas wrapping before DS4 finishes preschool.

Also, I'm very aware that I ramble and often worry that it's annoying or puts people off reading, so thanks for sticking with me.



 
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Wow four trees! That sounds great! The garland sounds beautiful

I can't wait to get started on the wrapping either although I don't quite know where to start!

I love reading your journal



 
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Old Dec 3rd, 2017, 14:15 PM   65
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Aw I'm glad you do.
I've given myself so many jobs to do over this coming week so will have to squeeze in some wrapping as and when I can. I do love it though, really gets me excited.



 
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I hope you manage to get everything done!



 
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Old Dec 3rd, 2017, 14:35 PM   67
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Here's our tree BTW. It won't let me attach it to the comment as it's too large and photobucket no longer lets me post the picture here. I have to link it instead.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d8...psbvfjsil9.jpg



 
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Your Christmas tree looks great. I love the decorations!



 
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Old Dec 4th, 2017, 12:52 PM   69
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Thank you. We just have the same mix and match ornaments every year.
Today we put up the garland, and I did some more pre-Christmas jobs.
I also successfully negotiated the loft for the first time. DH was out on a school run and a friend was saying that her son needs a Christmas jumper for the end of the week but school also want so much else and all at short notice that she is stressing about money. Anyway I've got loads in all different sizes as I save all the boys clothes for the next one (unless worn out or ruined in some way) so braved the loft in order to hunt out the 9-10 year old clothes and Christmas jumper. I need to post it to her tomorrow so I think I will try to squeeze in wrapping her present tonight as well and send it with the jumper.
I'm currently in that limbo where there seems to be too much to do before Christmas but Christmas seems too far away for my excitement level



 
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That's great that you have done some more pre Christmas jobs



 
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