I will finish off our tour of the last year next weekend however for this special Christmas Eve #mysundayphoto I thought I would share a random yet festive image of us as a family.
This festive season we have become slightly addicted to an app called Elf on The Shelf.
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Following on from his journey in the car for our holiday at Bluestone Wales yesterday, Elfie decided to host an Elf Holiday Breakfast along with his Elf friends.
Over the last couple of weeks I have been using #mysundayphoto to revisit some of the highlights of the last year. After a stressful year it’s has been nice to look at the good times we’ve had.
This week we are off to the woods.
Way back in January the boys and I took a trip to a local woods that I have frequented since I was a toddler. It is a lovely woods that has changed a lot over the years but is still a firm favourite of mine and now my family.
The above picture was taken of the boys whilst they were sitting on a carved seat. The woods are a managed woods and trees are periodically cut down and every now and then you come across a stub where it has been deliberately left and carved into a seat. Oliver in particular loved coming across these and climbing on them and pretending he was king of the castle.
Over the last few months we have written regularly about Leo’s Hearing Loss and his Assessment Process for Cochlear Implants at London’s St Thomas Hospital.
To say that this journey has been emotional is an understatement and it has also been stressful for Leo. It is a journey that has taken longer then we expected, however since we last wrote we have had some huge developments and his journey has moved forward significantly which has been a good yet stressful and emotional time.
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Elfie is going on a road trip, where will he end up???
As I mentioned last week I will be using the last few Sunday’s of 2017 to take a journey back through this year and look at the happy and exciting moments that have occurred during what has been an extremely stressful year.
This week we’ve travelled to Greece.
I have blogged before about being lucky enough have family living in Athens and that we are able to go out and see them semi regularly. This last summer we flew out for two weeks of Greek summer sun staying part of the time in Athens and also spending some of our time in the Greek Countryside, around a 2 hour drive outside of Athens.
The above photo was taken on a working farm that also is open to people taking holidays there.
The first evening we got there the boys and their cousins were feeding the horses that were near our accommodation when my brother in law noticed that a sprinkler has started up, before we knew it the whole field between us and the rooms was awash with water being sprayed from a field of sprinklers. We made a dash back to dry land however the kids decided to would be better fun to run around like nutters in it.
The above photo was taken whilst the boys were having the time of their lives, I had noticed that due to the height of the sprinklers sprayed the water some had begun to form rainbows. I decided that I was going to try and capture one of these and this picture is the result.
Tonight’s elf on the shelf idea comes from Oliver. When visiting Marsh Farm today during their Christmas Experience they had a show all about a polar bear and snow. The children had to use their magic wands to make it snow. Afterwards Oliver full of excitement exclaimed ” I bet Elfie can make it snow it home” so that’s just what he has done…
Well this is a new one for us, we caught Elfie mid dance today!
One can only think that in the North Pole that 70’s dancing is still popular with the pose that Elfie is in, it is certainly reminiscent of Saturday Night Fever!
With the last couple of days activities the boys can’t wait to see what he gets up to tomorrow.
This morning the boys got up to find that Elfie had been watching a little bit too much ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ and had decided to have a go at a task himself.
Don’t ask how he got up there because we really can’t figure it out, but up there he is and he is going after some special North Pole Gold Coins.
We got up this morning to discover that Elfie had decorated our bathroom in an Elf theme.
We’ve had an elf toilet seat cover put on our toilet and also an elf soap dispenser.
Elfie also brought some of Santa’s own personal toilet paper! Oh dear we are wondering if Santa has noticed or if he is too busy getting ready for his flight on Christmas Eve!