Word of the Week: Chaos

This week my word of the week is: 



Christmas Eve

Having been cooped up most of the day on Christmas Eve I thought it would be lovely to take the girls to the Christmas Eve Mass at the village church. As we set off to the church we saw other people coming out of their houses and heading along the path too. Many of whom soon passed us having been behind us (little ones sure do walk really slowly!) so when we arrived at the church we were welcomed with the sound of singing and the place was packed.

It was so packed that they had to open up the balcony to accommodate us all. My youngest sat on my lap and fell asleep after a bottle of milk, while her big sister decided to run riot around the church and appeared on stage a few times! Fortunately it was a family service.

I hoped that my hubby would have popped in but when we returned home we discovered he’d gone to bed after work! Next year I will have two possibly running about!

I told hubby that my aim was to be in bed before midnight that night but this didn't happen due to wrapping presents! Next year I will get him to wrap the youngest’s and I’ll wrap the eldest’s so we won’t spend so long on the task.

The girls had handmade Santa sacks

Christmas Day

When Christmas Day rolled around my eldest by passed the presents and headed straight for the fridge for refreshment! I had imagined she’d be more enthusiastic about Christmas but she’s only a couple of months off being 2.

We spent Christmas Day with the family and then headed to a local village hall to see friends. My father was due to play their Father Christmas but he had a cold so ruled himself out of the proceedings. The girls were lucky to receive gifts from a stand in Father Christmas and were given a bath toy and baby toy. However, it came to light that my eldest was actually destined an elf instead of the bath toy! So guess who will be doing a Christmas Eve basket and Advent with the Elf next year!

The rest of this week has seen us watch too much CBeebies and getting out very little!

How was your week?
The Reading Residence

Comments

  1. Yes, chaos sums it up well! Glad you had fun, and yes, as they get that bit older they'll be in more of a present frenzy! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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  2. Ahh! The chaos! There has been a bit of that here too....
    Wishing you all the best for 2017 x

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    1. *Giggles* that's children hey? Happy New Year to you too.

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  3. Hi Helena, it sounds as if you had a lovely Christmas, albeit a little chaotic! It will be fun having two little ones running around next Christmas, but these next few years Christmas will be a magical time!

    Wishing you and yours all the best for 2017 and thank you for supporting the #MMBC.

    xx

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    1. I think the last couple have been trial runs. Hopefully it wont be so chaotic next year and more organised fun that occurs.

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  4. Great word and totally agree. Glad you had a nice time. All the best for the new year X #wotw

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  5. It sounds like you live in a lovely village and community. Evening mass as a children's service sounds good. I do have an image of you being overtaken by half the village, on your way to church. Hope 2017 brings you all plenty of joy and outside time. #wotw

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    1. We sure do. It was by the community for the community and a delight. Thank you.

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  6. Chaos is a good word to describe Christmas week! The Christmas Eve service sounded lovely and sounds like you had a good Christmas. Happy New Year! :-) #WotW

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    1. Have you had some too? x It was a lovely service by the community for the community. I find it odd to see little of the vicar. Wishing you and your loved ones a great year x

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  7. Christmas is often chaos isn't it, but hopefully the right sort of chaos! Happy 2017! #wotw

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    1. It definitely is. I've felt this year more chaotic than usual but I'm determined to have a less crazy one next year.

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