And so this is Christmas. I feel so blessed and truly thankful for how we have celebrated the festive season this year. There’s no greater joy than seeing the world through a child’s eyes, for those of you who follow our little family adventures, you’ll know that we flew to Disneyland Paris a week before Christmas. There was so much magic in such a small part of the world but oh my goodness my heart is too full to speak of that just yet. I have oodles of photos to edit and so many videos that I just haven’t managed to put into words how magical our trip was. I promise that I will, including some tips too as I was amazed by how different our experience was after visiting at both winter and summer.
For now I thought I would share with you the fun we had on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Three of my favourite days of the year, a time of year where family comes before absolutely everything else. Before work, social media, routine, worries and most of all the world outside. We switch ourselves off from the world and cocoon ourselves in our little family bubble with the only exception of welcoming in Mr H’s immediate family. Nanny & Grandad who support us and our little family throughout the year and little Uncle Steven who Lil G looks up to on so many levels.
Christmas Eve brings a day of tradition which we have followed for three years now, we all look forward to it so much and this year it felt so much more magical. (I’m sure I’m going to be using that word a lot in the next few posts). Whether that was because we had just spent four truly amazing days together in Disneyland or maybe it was because and I think this is the case, that we have reached an age where our gorgeous boy is there. Totally in awe of the magic of Christmas, bought in to all the traditions we have introduced and that little bit more grown up where he understands what is happening around him and how it all pieces together.
In true our little family style we headed out for a little tea and cake before settling down to watch the Pantomime at our local theatre. There were so many belly laughs this year and I have to say I think I watched Lil G’s reactions to the show more than the show itself. We always treat Nanny to a ticket to the Pantomime and it really is the sweetest moment watching him explain some of the jokes to her.
Christmas Eve really is the best day to watch the Pantomime, it feels like the perfect way to build up to the big man arriving. And lastly there is one last tradition before we settle down to welcome Santa, we head out to Lil G’s favourite restaurant for Chinese food. We fill our belly’s with chicken and noodles and then it is time, to perfectly place a cookie and a glass of milk for Santa and lets not forget a carrot for Rudolph beside the chimney breast.
Which brings me nicely to the big day. Christmas Day for our gorgeous boy was so wonderful. It started at a rather respectable 6.45am and ended at a miraculous 9.00pm. A day filled with excitement and wonder, so many toys, teddies and good food. Other than the kissing under the mistletoe moment shared above which was a favourite moment, I struggled to capture moments on my camera as I truly immersed myself into all the fun on the day. That and five hours in and out of the kitchen cooking up a storm as my boys said.
And so here are a few moments captured from our Boxing Day, a day where we take a little trip out for food as a family before heading home to play another round or ten of monopoly, pie face showdown and buckaroo. The perfect end to three magical days, there goes that word again. But honestly, it describes the festive period so well don’t you think?
I do hope that you have had a very Merry Christmas. Be sure to pop back to read all about our celebrations in the run up to Christmas. For now you can head over to my Instagram gallery where I have shared many a photo from our little festive trip to Disneyland Paris.
And lastly, I do hope that you have a wonderful New Year.