Christmas 2015

Earlier in the year I had agreed with the kids mum that they could come to mine for Christmas this year. I picked them up on the 18th of December. They were due to go back home on the 30th.

Everyone wanted to go out for dinner on Christmas day, and I was going to stay at home with the kids as it would have been just me and them, and cook for us. I was really looking forward to this. Unsurprisingly they all changed their mind. I ended up cooking for 10 people, which wasn’t the greatest decision I had ever made.

I don’t know the exact amount of money I spent on the kids this year, but I am definitely sure they had more than enough. Having only spoke to them the other day, they still haven’t had been able to play with all of their toys properly yet!

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I only just finished wrapping the presents an hour before I picked the kids up from their mums.

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I didn’t have any Christmas stockings for them, so had to go and buy some. I checked several shops and only Morrisons had them! They feel well put together, and only cost me £3 each. That’s what I call a bargain!

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Always got to have that obligatory selfie with the boy!

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Oi! Put that down – He grabbed my drink which had vodka in it and tried to drink some. I don’t think so Mr!

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Chloé and my niece Leah were sat at the table drawing. Leach stepped away for a couple of minutes which allowed me to sit down with Chloé. We drew Greg from “The diary of a wimpy kid”. My niece was not impressed. I had defiled her drawing!

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Dinner time. With Youtube of course! What is this world coming to?!

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Christmas Eve meant cooking some of the meats. I started with the Ham

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Next was the leg of lamb. It tasted so good when it was cooked!

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I bought 4 pre-cooked chickens from Sainsbury’s earlier. It turns out that 4 chickens were way too much. It lasted 3 days!

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It’s Christmas – who doesn’t have their nibbles?

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Homemade jelly!

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I bought some Rice Krispies and a couple bars of Galaxy Chocolate and made some chocolate crispy cakes. The kids just had to finish off the warm chocolate that was left over in the saucepan.

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Again with the obligatory silly selfie. This time with my daughter.

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So many potatoes. I think it took me around 40 minutes of peeling for this many potatoes, however once cooked they were bloody nice.

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Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon

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Chloé opening one of her presents. I think this was her Xeno toy.

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One of the new versions of Twister!

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Lots-o-Hugin Bear from Toy Story.

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Word Search. We had quite a bit of fun playing this game.

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Some more Lego Star Wars – This time it was Kylo Ren

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Ooo a cheeky little smile from Chloé

This is clearly where I switched over to using my phone for the photos instead of my camera! Why did I do this again?

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Chloé opening her Xeno toy

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Later Maze – A game both myself and Chloé thoroughly love. Its a logic puzzle game that uses lasers. Loads of fun

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Even more Lego! This time though it’s not Star Wars.

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This thing was cool. Its basically Duplo that have little LEDs in it. There is a base which they must connect to that provides the power and they light up.

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Got to have some pinart in your life!

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The kids and myself always enjoy a game of Naughts and Crosses, so why not buy the actual thing? Its not that big, but its perfect.

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My daughter wanted me to do some drawings with her. These are the results. She’s a pretty good drawer. She follows a Youtube Channel called Art for Kids Hub, which shows a step by step guide on how to draw such things as Minion characters for kids.

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This is a tiger we drew with instruction from Art for Kids Hub

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A Bat

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It’s time to eat jelly!

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Ryan has been fascinated for quite some time about a game called Prop Hunt. I played it when it first came out on Garry’s Mod so I knew what it was all about, so when he came down I downloaded the latest version for him and let him play. He loved it.

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Word Search! Oddly I was always the winner? Hmmmm.

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Ryan wanted his ear piercing for Christmas. His wish was granted. Check out the video of it below.

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