Merry Christmas Eve!!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

Is it sad that the thing I am looking forward to most is the Pavlova??

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{last year’s efforts *drool*} heehee

Seriously tho, I am really looking forward to tomorrow! The boys are so excited! We won’t be having a big one this year. My brother is coming over for lunch but it certainly won’t be the HUGE family Christmas from my childhood. That’s one of the sad things about people having fewer children I think – no more squeezing 30 people into a house for a huge day week of fun, food and cheer. Oh well … fun is what you make of it. We will still have a ball together … might even squeeze some sewing in after lunch and/or dinner 🙂

Does your family have any cute traditions at Christmas time?
We get new pyjamas on Christmas Eve and always have something ‘junky’ for dinner – The kids have requested Maccas – yuk! And then we’ll watch some junky tv.

I remember how excited we were as kids going to bed on Christmas Eve after leaving some milk and bikkies out for Santa. My boys leave a bucket of water and some carrots or oats out for the reindeer as well ❤ We used to try and stay awake to see Santa. My babies don’t seem to tho, they crash like a sack of potatoes! haha

Anyhow … Hope you all have a very happy and safe Christmas Day tomorrow!

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays

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Santa Claus is Coming Soon!

Did your kids believe in Santa Claus? How long did it last?
My boys are 5 & 8 and still believers … Mstr 8 had a stumble in the first few weeks of Prep {he wasn’t quite 5} when one of the little fuckers darlings took it upon themselves to announce to the class the real story.
I remember when my younger brother and I found out. We had heard the whispers at school and decided to put it to the test! We got rough with our bikes and Mum warned us to be gentler with them. We started sprouting off that Christmas was coming up and Santa would bring some new ones … Then she was all like:

And so we were told haha – I was 7, lil bro was 6. Not sure how old my sister and youngest bro were when they found out … I must ask them one day soon!
Anyhow … I guess I am asking cos Mstr 8 is already older than we were when we found out and, if I’m completely honest I’m a little afraid of him being embarrassed if he’s the last one in his class and is teased.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I have been finished for ages … Just need to send some off before Easter is upon us heehee IN FACT! I am so organised I’m a little bit like this :

Anyhow … Must get back to my painting! we decided on a new colour and I am in love with it! I will share some before and after pics when I am finished this room … I’ll also have the latest quilt finish to share in the next couple of days. Just need to find some time to take the pics!

Catchya’s soon!

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays

The Silly Season is Upon Us!

Howdy everyone!

I am running round like a chook with its head cut off lately!
I seem to have no spare time at all!
And it’ll only get worse from here on in I reckon … I do love Christmas time now we have little people tho 🙂

I had my latest quilt done last week, going to bind it this weekend {all going well, keep ur fingers X’d for me haha} and then I’ll share some pics next week!

We had our school’s Carols By Candlelight last week. My littlest man, Mr 5, is wandering round singing the 12 days of Aussie Christmas and Silent Night all the time now.

Mr 5’s main aim in life lately is to do pretty much every single thing his big brother does. Bless his beautiful, adoring heart ❤
Kinda makes me even gladder {it’s a word!} that my big man is soooo worth emulating ❤
Mr 8 brought his year-end report card home yesterday. There might have been proud tears! And I felt less silly when Mr Manic welled up too … don’t tell him I shared that! He got all A’s and B’s and ALL 1’s for effort which is the highest possible and is also the main thing for us. We always tell him that as long as he tries his best we are happy.
I would like to share a little excerpt from the general comments section – “It has been an absolute pleasure teaching Mr 8 this year. He is a motivated student and a simply delightful person.” – How could we not get emotional at that?? *sob!* “… He has worked diligently and consistently to achieve a high standard across all learning areas and has shown he is an extremely capable and unassuming scholar” Such a proud Mumma!! He is so gorgeous! There is much more, but they are the comments that got me going! I’ll stop now lol

Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? We adopted Leonard last year and he made his first appearance this morning! It would have been the 1st Dec but I forgot where I stashed him he got lost on his way back from Santa’s place … I will have to think up some creative things for him this year – I feel a little outdone by all of the fantastic things other elves are going haha Check these out!

Hopefully I will have another finish to share soon – I finally finished the gorgeous purple bed the other day! And tonight I delivered it! 🙂 Miss A loved it! I am so relieved! I have felt so bad that it took me so long! I will share some pics as soon as they have it set up and send me some!

Anyhow, I am off for now … Busy, busy! Catch you soon!

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays