Like most children my girls are both so excited about Christmas. They are quite literally counting the hours, minutes and seconds until Christmas. Although poor little Harriet isn’t really getting it. She just keeps asking where the man is with her big big pink car.
It is such a magical time when they are little and still believe in Father Christmas. This year we have decided to cut back on how much we spend on them at Christmas. Last year they just had so much. They weren’t even looking at what they had actually been given. So this year as part of their Christmas present we have booked a surprise trip to Euro Disney. Amelie is constantly asking us to take her there but until now we have always felt that Harriet would be a bit too small.
So it was very fitting when literally the day after we booked our hotel and tickets I received an email asking if we would like to review some Disney Christmas Tree Decorations.
Harriet is typical of most little girls and at the moment is slightly obsessed with Frozen. So when the box arrived and she opened it to find a set of Frozen decorations her face was a picture.
Initially Harriet just wanted to play with them. After a bit of persuasion we managed to get them onto the tree.
My favourite is the one of Olaf relaxing on the beach.
Before I had the girls I always decked our tree out with silver tinsel and glass decorations. Gradually one way or another most of my decorations have been broken and replaced with the plastic baubles.
This year it was lovely to watch Harriet decorate the tree with some of her favourite Disney Characters without me worrying whether they were going to get broken. Elsa and Sven have been on and off the tree ever since we got them out of the box. I can honestly say that these are probably one of the best tree decorations we have had for our tree and perfect for little people.
When it comes around to taking the tree down in a few weeks I am wondering if they will make it as far as the Christmas box for the loft or if they will be added to our regular soft toy tea parties instead.
We were sent these products to review. All views and opinions are ours alone. You can find out more about their products over at The Disney Store.
Earlier this summer I attended the blogging convention blogtacular. I had been blogging for a while and thought perhaps it would be good way to give my blogging momentum a bit of a boost. However it had the reverse effect and I totally lost my blogging mojo. It has taken me the last few months to get to a point where I feel I am ready to start back up again.
Since last posting both of my girls seem to have really grown in all ways. Amelie is now a BIG year two girl – her last year in the infants. It hardly seems believable and Harriet naughty as ever is super cute and now at pre-school two mornings a week.
I had lost sight of what my blog was about. Time seems to have flown by. I realise now that perhaps I was setting myself unrealistic expectations.
The last couple of weeks have been a bit busy. I have made the decision to go back to work a couple of days a week. Although it is all very flexible and I am able to work it around my girls it has taken some getting used to. Trying to implement some kind of routine and organisation. As such I have been a bit tired and grumpy. When I tucked the girls into bed last night I spent a while watching them, they were so beautiful and peaceful. I love my girls so much. Sometimes I wish I could just grab five minutes peace and quiet but then I watched them whilst they were sleeping and realised that I wouldn’t want it any other way.
At the start of May the girls have been asked to be bridesmaid’s for my sisters wedding. Amelie is beside herself with excitement. Last weekend we went bridesmaid’s dress shopping at Bluewater with my Mum and my sister. It was a long day and I was a little worried about taking Harriet as she is not always the best behaved child but actually it panned out okay. The girls had a fabulous day trying on dresses made even better by a happy meal for lunch. Harriet really got into it and couldn’t wait to take her clothes off. They looked so sweet together.
Bless her Amelie didn’t understand why we couldn’t bring the dresses home with us. I am quite keen to keep them out of temptations way until the day. I can just imagine little fingers desperate to touch it.