This weekend was so nice and relaxing. Everyone had a nasty cold so we just had lots of nice cuddles on the sofa and enjoyed some very rare lazy, pyjama time!
It has been a whole week since we got Albi. He has settled in so well and has bonded so well with all of us, but especially the babies. When he hears them call out in the morning, he cries until he sees them and greets them with a wagging tail and excited licking. They are equally fond of him and are always trying to kiss and cuddle him, although they are learning that he is a baby and needs his sleep too-big yawn below!
This year I am using our wooden advent to do 'daily' festive activities with the kids. Every day until Christmas I have prepared something to get us in this Christmas mood, from writing letters to Santa to make tree decorations. I thought the babies would love to have their own tree to decorate and re-decorate as they wished so earlier in the month I picked up this little 4ft to go in Leila's room. This weekend, one of the advent activities was to decorate the tree! They were excited for all of two seconds before Harry started throwing baubles at me and Leila got really cranky and wanted it moved into Harry's room. She has warmed to the tree a little but isn't overly enamoured! Oh well! I'd have loved a tree in my bedroom as a child...maybe it isn't too late to move it into our bedroom now!?
Sam has been working late a lot lately and he just loved all the cuddles and playtime. Harry is growing up so quickly and was proud to show his daddy all the new words he's learned this week.
He is such a fidget most of the time and you can't get him to sit still for anything but he has a few moments every day when he just wants to sit and read quietly. He doesn't even want to be read to necessarily, he just likes looking at the pictures and discussing them. The other day we had road works outside and he was obsessed by the tractor, since then he loves looking at tractor pictures. Such a boy!!
This is Sam's last week of work before the Christmas holidays! I am so excited to have two whole weeks with him at home-time for sofa cuddles, playing with Albi and Christmas movies!