Friday, 27 November 2015

Christmas Just Got That Little Bit More Magical

Christmas has always been a special time for me, full of family, love and lots of laughter. It got that bit more special when I met my now husband, even that first Christmas after only being together less than a month was one that I will never forget. Then Finley was born and his first Christmas was just magical, even if he wasn't even 3 months old. Everyone spoilt him rotten and having a special little bundle to spend the festive season was just lovely.



The years since have been lovely and all about the boys. But this year there has been some added sparkle to it and that is from Finley actually knowing what is going on. Last year he knew about Father Christmas and we visited him, Christmas day was just pure chaos with him wanting to open all the presents at once. But he was yet to be at the age where he knew who Father Christmas was and what he actually did.

This year is so different and it adds that little bit of magic to our Christmas too. Finley is singing all the Christmas carols and has been asking everyday, about 50 times a day 'When is it going to be Christmas?'.

Noah is only 2 so doesn't really understand the whole Christmas thing but as he copies his older brother he has been getting excited too whether he knows why he is getting excited or not.

We walked into our local Sainsbury's the other day and they had just put up a tall tree in the corner as you enter the shop. Well the boys clocked it straight away and immediately started shouting 'Christmas tree, Christmas tree!'. This filled me with such excitement for the season to come as Christmas is no longer about me, it's all about them and rightly so. It's about their dreams and wishes. The excitement in their voices about a simple Christmas tree was so lovely to hear.




On Wednesday we were at a shopping mall with my mother in law and they had their Santa's Kingdom up and Father Christmas was there ready to see children. Well Finley's reaction, followed by Noah's cemented that we were going to need to go and meet him. So after soft play we made our way down to buy tickets to see him with two very excited boys, we only had to wait 15 minutes to see him, but that is a lifetime in a 2 & 4 year olds world. As we entered the castle Finley got an immediate smile on his face and that was the smile that was then plastered on his face for the rest of the day. After seeing the fluffy penguins and polar bears it was into see the big man himself.



This will stay with me a whole lifetime. The looks on their faces, especially Finley's. The excitement mixed with him not being too sure but that smile still on his face. He kept looking at me for reassurance and I think I had the biggest smile on my face too. It's the seeing your children so happy that fills you with such joy and happiness its hard to hide it, but lets be honest why would you.

The boys were asked what they would like and Finley had replied with 'Piggy things', which after racking my brains I realised was the Pig Goes Pop game that he had played with at my friends house about 2 years ago!! These little people have such amazing memories. Noah then grabbed Nana, pulled her to see Father Christmas and told him he would like 'Lego'. So there we have it two things that Father Christmas needs to bring!


This Sunday we are going to be visiting our local arboretum that has their annual Enchanted Christmas where they have the trees lit up in all different colours and they have lots of things going on in the woods. This for me will mark the start of Christmas as we will get to drink mulled wine, laugh with our friends and see the pure enchantment on the boys faces.


I really can't wait for Christmas this year and to spend it with friends, family and two very excited little boys.




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39 comments:

  1. I can always remember my mum saying to me you don't what Christmas is until you have children. This will be Mimi's second Christmas and even if she doesn't fully know what's happening I just love to watch her face light up when she ask what's that (lights/tinsel on tree) such a magical time for all!!!

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  2. I am so excited for this christmas - Lexie is only 10 months old so I doubt she will really get what's going on but either way... I am still super excited. She's the first baby our family has had in a generation so for the last however many years christmas has been somewhat of an adults affair with too much wine and rude jokes but I am so looking forward to being able to breathe a little magic back into christmas this year and start our own family traditions! #BinkyLinky

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  3. Christmas when you're kid is pretty amazing, but Christmas when your'e a parent is so much better! I can't for Christmas and I can't wait to see our girls faces and their excitement! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  4. What a gorgeous smile. The magic of Christmas is irreplaceable and children certainly make it extra special. I too love this time of year. #justanotherlinky

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  5. That's such a a lovely family photo. #justanotherlinky

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  6. Gorgeous! Reminded me I still haven't booked a grotto visit! Off to do it now... #justanotherlinky

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  7. I'm so excited I could squeak! We're one year behind you with a one and a three year old but our daughter is finally getting the whole Christmas thing (if a bit scared of Santa still??) It is such a magical time though and I feel so very lucky to have some little people to share it with. Lovely post - I feel all festive now! Enjoy your mulled wine xx #justanotherlinky

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  8. What a gorgeous family photo! Christmas is always all the more fun when the children get all excited and into the Christmassy spirit! I love Christmas and I think I still get as excited as my littlest one. I hope the magic of Christmas lasts as long as possible! #justanotherlinky

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  9. Such a lovely photo and the pictures says itself how excited the boys are to see Father Christmas. Still have to look around for a nice Santa Grotto which we have not been yet to visit for this year. Christmas is definitely more focused on the kids now not anymore for us. Lovely post! #justanotherlinky

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  10. Thank you so much for such a lovely post - it's so cute and I can imagine as the little ones get older you get more and more excited for them about the magic of Christmas. I can't wait for all this when my little one arrives and gets older! Lovely post #justanotherlinky

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  11. Oh I love everything about Christmas and your Finley sounds just like my three year old Rory - he really understands it all this year and we cant wait for next week to put the decorations up. Thanks for a lovely festive post! And thanks for hosting #justanotherlinky

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  12. What lovely memories you have made, I do miss my kids being little as the magic seems to be fading here, my youngest is 5.5 so we don't have too many years left. Treasure them x #justanotherlinky

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  13. Children do make the Christmas season so much more fun and magical for everyone around them. My daughter saw the lights in London last weekend and just kept saying "wow". Magical moments!

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  14. Reading these posts makes me so excited for Christmas :) Having kids at that lovely age where they understand what's happening and everything is still magical to them is the best! Thanks for hosting #justanotherlinky
    Debbie

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  15. Christmas really is a whole different holiday when you have little ones. Their excitement is really cool to watch

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  16. Great family picture. I love Christmas, the whole family is around. Just a great season, #justanotherlinky.

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  17. I loved Christmas as a child but once I became an adult it just never really felt the same until I had kids. It turned me back into a kid again myself. We went yesterday to the tree stand and let the kids pick what they thought was the perfect tree (they did a great job) and then we got out all the declarations and they even found elf on a shelf first thing yesterday morning even though he was in a pretty hidden place). I love your Santa photo and the fact you have two wonderful boys to enjoy the holidays with 😉

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  18. I haven't done anything to prepare for Christmas yet! Better start thinking about it... #justanotherlinky

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  19. What a lovely post, isn't Christmas such a wonderful time! I'm starting to prepare, each year seems to need more and more prep! Thanks for hosting #justanotherlinky

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  20. Ah the boys are so cute with Santa! It's great when the hit the age where they really understand what's going on. I'm so excited for Christmas this year too. Our 2-year-old is really tuned in this year too. It's so fun! #justanotherlinky x

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  21. Christmas is so magical with kids. I've loved it ever since my daughter was old enough to get excited. She's 7 now and still excited, but starting to ask a few more searching questions about Santa, so not sure how much longer it'll last. At least we'll have it all over again with our twins! They won't quite by 1 then so won't understand it yet, but their first Christmas will be magical in a different way. Thanks for hosting #justanotherlinky

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  22. I love Christmas and excited that toddler will get it more this year! #justanotherlinky

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  23. This will be Gwenn's third Christmas. She didn't really "get it" last year when she was about 20 months and really this year it's the same. I'm thinking that next time around - when she's three and a half - she will be excited and old enough to realise what a special time of year it is. x

    #sundaystars

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  24. It really is so very special with children isn't it, and for me it keeps getting better and better. Mine are now 5.4 and 4. #sundaystars Karen - Mini Ventures

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  25. I love Christmas and watching little ones get so excited look like you enjoyed your visit to Santa thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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  26. It sounds like you're going to have an amazing and magical Christmas with your boys. I already feel the Christmas magic starting to come back, even though our boy is only 1 year old. He'll have no idea what it's all about, but we've bought our first decent Christmas tree and hoards of decorations today and I'm feeling excited about Christmas for the first time in ages. Merry Christmas! #justanotherlinky

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  27. I love this so much. What a beautiful family photo. I can't wait till my daughter gets excited for Christmas. We're just introducing her to all of it now. Being a parent at Christmas is so, so magical. I'm really excited for these days xx #kcacols

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  28. This is amazing! I love Christmas, it's so much more fun with children. #justanotherlinky

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  29. I loved taking my boys to see santa. That was quite some time ago now, but I still love everything christmassy x #justanotherlinky

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  30. Lovely! Christmas is so much more fun with children isn't it #KCACOLS

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  31. I love Christmas. It's my favourite time of year. Your boys look so happy. Thanks for hosting!

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  32. its really the most wonderful time of the year..enjoy!
    #justanotherlinky

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  33. Aw they're a lively age for Christmas....I have 2 non believers now sob...obviously they're wrong though ;) x Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

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  34. Aw they're a lively age for Christmas....I have 2 non believers now sob...obviously they're wrong though ;) x Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

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  35. Christmas is definitely better when you can get excited with the children. Thanks for linking to #PicknMix

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  36. Christmas is so much better with kids isn't it! I'm going to miss being able to take my daughter to see Santa so I'm living it through my nieces and nephew this year it's so exciting when they are younger isn't it! #KCACOLS

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  37. I love reading about kids excitement when visiting with Santa.All mine have been petrified of the big, bearded man so even after 5 kids I am yet to take any of the to sit on Santa's knee! Thanks for linking up with #sundaystars x

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  38. I love this post Kirsten!! You are so right!! Christmas feels much better when you have kids around especially when they are in the age that they can understand much better the concept of Christmas. My eldest daughter, Bella who is now 5 is just so excited about it!! She is the same than your son Finley asking about it every day. It is so cute to watch!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I'm so happy to have you back this week! :-) xx

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