Today we took the boys for a santa experience at the zoo. It was freezing.. almost literally (3 degrees) and kept trying to rain/snow on and off.
Lil one LOVES animals so he was in his element. Big one...not so much but still seemed intrigued by some of the animals. Unfortunately it was too cold for a lot of the animals so they were inside and we were unable to see them.
As for the santa bit...there wasnt really much going on different from a normal day at the zoo to be honest and was a bit of a let down. We joined the donkey walk with Santa but it was mainly a bunch of people walking in a crowd so the boys had no clue what the point was and neither did we so we decided to call it quits and head home after being so cold. So unforntuely they didnt get to meet santa and as santa isnt coming down our street they wont meet him that way either so my only hope now is they get to see him at some point this week before xmas!
Hope everyone is getting excited and in the xmas spirit! What is everyone looking forward to, what have you bought for your kids?
Sooo I'm pretty shit this year at keeping on top of my posts so although I've taken a photo every night I forget to upload them & go to sleep 🙈
Here we have a run down from 15 sleeps to 11 sleeps.
15 sleeps to go
'5 nosy reindeer' doesn't follow the same narrative as other books from this series so instead of counting down on each page it is just a different animal which was a unexpected change!" I think I preferred 'I'm going to eat this ant' more than daddy did and I thought it was quite funny.
Always love a good @campbellbooks and 'Giant Dinosaurs' was no exception. 'Dear Santa' was a great book for kids that are on the verge of not believing as it brings the magic of Santa back to life.
14 sleeps to go.
My big one is currently obsessed with PJ masks...so enough said about that one.
My little one loves peppa pig and if you've seen the program you've read the books as the books usually follow the narrative of the program with usually only minor detail changes.
I think my two are getting a bit old for the 'Wheres mr/Mrs' series but the little one still enjoys finding each animal and seeing himself at the end. 'Happy reindeers busy night'. Nice enough book not a favourite though.
13 sleeps to go.
Another peppa book of course... 🙄😂 Our brand new book that had arrived that day 'Busy Reindeer' fabulous book, great illustrations and suitable for both my boys. 'The Nativity', a lovely touchy feely book from @usborne_books with the traditional story inside & a great additional sensory aspect. 'My first animal book / This is a Dog' - great entertaining book, very simple but clever. Another one that I enjoyed more than daddy I think!
12 sleeps to go.
Dinosaurs and Campbell books again...fab as usual.
Usborne 'That's not my reindeer', lots of fluff in that one so quite enjoyable to touch. 'What's for lunch Papa penguin?' Daddy enjoyed this book, quite a predictable story but entertaining nevertheless. 'Snowball', my fave story of the night, definitely worth a read. I wont ruin the story though.
11 sleeps to go.
'We're going on a bear hunt.' Classic.
2 simple xmas books 'Never touch the dinosaurs' great sensory counting book.
Türchen Nummer 14. Heute habe ich etwas Superleckeres für euch mitgebracht. (lecker = tasty). Mein Sack ist schon fast leer. Ich esse sooo gerne Mandarinen. Ich liebe Mandarinen. Mandarinen gehören für mich zu Weihnachten einfach dazu. Es gibt noch mehr Lebensmittel, die dazugehören. Starten wir mit den großen Orangen. (groß= Orangen// klein= Mandarinen). Dann alle möglichen Arten von Nüssen. Das hier sind Erdnüsse / -Mandeln / -Walnüsse. Lebkuchen sind superlecker. Und in Österreich gibts oft einen Teller mit verschiedenen Keksen darauf - auch sehr sehr gut.
Door number 14. Today I brought something super tasty for you. (tasty = tasty). My sack is almost empty. I love to eat mandarins. I love tangerines. For me, mandarins are simply part of Christmas. There are more foods that go with it. Let's start with the big oranges. (large = oranges // small = mandarins). Then all kinds of nuts. These are peanuts / almonds / walnuts. Gingerbread is delicious. And in Austria there is often a plate with various cookies on it - also very, very good.
⛄️ Profiter des petits bonheurs de la vie.
Aujourd’hui, ça prenait la forme d’une balade en famille au marché de Noël de notre ville.
Déambuler dans les allées, acheter du bon fromage et du saucisson sans (trop) y laisser son PEL, se réchauffer en buvant un verre de vin blanc chaud à la liqueur de châtaigne, se régaler d’un bokit.
Et puis filer sur @disney.village.fr pour y retrouver ma @maureen_rch adorée et son homme autour d’un bon moccha blanc, à voir Elynn aller de genoux en genoux et déguster la fin du chocolat chaud de son papa.
C’était des petits riens qui m’ont fait tellement plaisir, qui ont su recharger ma jauge d’énergie en low battery à cause de... vous savez, ce fichu RER au ralenti blindé des derniers jours... Et à l’approche de Noël, c’était un sacré joli cadeau que ce samedi. Merci la vie ❤️
Et vous, vos petits bonheurs du jour? #Enjoythelittlethings#MmeDouble#Monjolisosie#Friendship#Disney#Xmasiscoming
“The secret of Christmas is that we are being pointed out to the indivisible and little one in our search for the big and extraordinary search.”
„Advent time is a time to stop once.”
wish you all a great 1.Advent 🕯🎄