With Christmas Day so close now it has to be the word of my week. This week has been very Christmas focused, with Christmas food shopping and present wrapping. But my favourite thing about Christmas is joining the kids at school for activities and concerts.
This year both schools (which are really one school but the younger ones haven’t moved over to the new building yet) have had Christmas Wonderland Events. On Tuesday we were at the big school where we were treated to hot chocolate and mince pies while we pottered around the stalls decorating Christmas hats and baubles, playing pin the nose on the reindeer and other games and purchasing Christmas cards designed by the children, as well as lots of other stuff. One thing we did enjoy was having selfies with Father Christmas, even I had a go. There were props too and hubby gave Father Christmas a sign pointing to me which said naughty. I was not happy and promptly told FC that I’d been a very good girl and he promised that he would bring me lots of presents on Christmas Eve. I’m sorted!
After the Wonderland the school gave a concert (But not until after the raffle was drawn where I won a box of 12 Christmas cupcakes!) The kids at that school are incredibly talented. They do focus on the music lessons and have what they call ‘band musicianship where the children are encouraged to play instruments of their choice and create their own bands. They even have a recording studio. Star wasn’t in this particular performance but I still enjoyed the show.
Then yesterday we had the Winter Wonderland at the little school which was very similar but still lots of fun. errr I won the raffle again! This time we had a choice of prizes and I sent Boo to choose and she came back with a cake, she wasn’t impressed when I told her it was a fruit cake though.
There’s been only one dampener on the week though and that was my eldest daughter getting sick yesterday. I’m just hoping we don’t all come down with it now but I do have a sneaky feeling it was something she ate, dodgy mayonnaise.