Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Tradition 2- Christmas Video

I recently told you all about our Christmas Book Tradition. This is going amazingly well.

Another tradition we have as a family is to make a Christmas Video. 

It's lots of fun! It can also be very frustrating when you have a idea in your head and the kids just wont co-operate... I play back the videos and hear myself getting mad at them... oopppssssss... but in the end is so rewarding and the kids and I just watch them over and over. 

 This year is our third and I love looking back at them and seeing how the kids have changed and developed. I do think that Christmas is a good excuse to do silly things.... so why not film these silly things and spread the Christmas cheer!!! Im too tired to say much... so here is this years video... I will also add the previous 2 if you would like to check them out  :) Keep scrolling down to see  Santa photos... im in a Christmas reminiscence mood ;) (and im extremely tired)     





2013- the year Santa forgot to be jolly 


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Wiggles!

When I woke up this morning I never imagined that today I would Meet the Wiggles.

I got a phone call this afternoon from a friend saying that she has some spare Wiggles Tickets for this afternoon and would I like them...

YES!!!!!  I didn't know what it was but if the Wiggles were going to be there we were in!

It turned out to be a Meet and Greet at the Kingborough Sports Center with Ultra 106.5 FM. They broke a World record for the biggest balloon sculpture...the Big Red Car... and sponsors were given a certain amount of tickets for the Meet and Greet...

I think I was more excited than the kids.
Im a sucker for famous people, and actually meeting them... oh my goodness.

They came on stage and sang a few songs.
Anthony told us about the new members and where they are from.
Lochie stood on his hands and sang the whole alphabet.
Emma danced to Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars in the balloons with the little girls.
We shouted 123 Wake Up Lochie

At the end we all lined up and got to meet them and get photos with them. 
I was rather excited. Jazzy just told me that he was nervous when we met them. Bless.

 The photos are blurry phone photos. The ones with Lochie and Simon were extra blurry so I haven't added them. First was Anthony, I love Anthony. He is so fit for an old fellow ;) A true old school Wiggle!!

Emma liked my iphone case. She reckoned it was very appropriate for today (having balloons on it) She also signed our poster.

What a great experience. I'm feeling very blessed that we had this opportunity.

Bec xx

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Book tradition :)

I think Family traditions are really fun!
I decided to start one in our family! Well 2 actually but this blog is focusing on one :)

THE TRADITION:  To read one Christmas story a day to the kids during December, ending on Christmas Day.

I decided that I was going to buy all the books from Op Shops during the year, which I did! I found the challenge fun. If you couldn't find me over the year I was probably in an Op Shop, scouring the bookshelves humming, " I'm going on a book hunt... " 
Once I had the books, I wrapped them in Christmas wrapping paper and placed them in a pile ready for December 1st :) 

And here they are on December 1st, all ready to go...

Elias just wants to unwrap them all, I have to hide them through the day.

 I decided that I would let one child choose one and unwrap it each night, and we would read it together as our bedtime story. To stop arguments we went from eldest to youngest. Malachi thought he'd chose the book from the bottom of the pile. The biggest book :) Mattea did the same thing last night, I wonder which one Jaz will pick tonight? I get excited as they unwrap too, which one is it, which one is it...?

Yes, I am one child short in that photo... E decided he couldnt sit through this book ;)

Im loving this tradition! Reading is so important, why not make it extra fun!!!
Im going to keep looking in Op Shops to see if I can find some different ones for next year.

Happy December friends