Some presents get played with straight away, some come into their own later on so a week into January is probably the right time to take stock of the situation.
Firstly, the below photo of my Dad shows him sporting three Bee headbands from the ELC Crazy Bee Game that the boys got as part of their pressie from my parents. Each person has to wear one headband with a dangling magnetic bee hovering over a tray of magnetic balls and then its a bit of a free for all to see who can gather the most treasure! This, as you can probably imagine, led to a certain amount of hilarity only rivalled by numerous hands of “Smelly Baby Nappy” (essentially the Horrid Henry version of Old Maid)…
Next, there was a quick walk with JJ and hubster down to the Thames riverside to see the extent of the flooding which gave JJ the perfect opportunity to try out his adorable new dinosaur umbrella! (Ironically it wasn’t raining).
Here’s a shot of the two of us surveying the scene:
Here’s one of JJ’s not so successful pressies – a Matt Smith (Dr Who) apron. I guess he’s not destined to be a future “Who-vian” like his cousin… (the ride on is EJ’s!)
This last one was taken just this morning with both boys absolutely loving EJ’s new V-Tech Toot Toot Garage – bit of a cacophany but worth it to see them playing happily (mostly!) together.
And just for the hell of it, here’s a last little Christmassy montage: