Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Pop Pop Pop Pop.....Pop!

The sound I heard all over Xmas :)

So guys, did everyone have a good Christmas? Did you get lots of nice pressies?

I had a brilliant time, I got the least amount of pressies this year as we had agreed between a few people not to get each other anything and just buy the kids instead...but the presents I DID get more than made up for the 'missing' pressies.

With wedding planning and slightly pushing my business forward we are skint, and me and Adam vowed to not get each other presents this year, and make up for it next year instead. That plan kind of crumbled! He is a HUGE kid at Xmas....absolutely LOVES it, so there's no way I could not get him anything to open.
 I thought I'd be abit practical though and buy him things he would use rather than the goofy useless stuff I usually buy!

Xmas Eve I did the usual tradition of helping over at the parents house setting up Xmas table n chairs, returning home to set out the kids presents on the couch and then climbing into a new clean bed, with a new pair of Pj's on......bliss!
I don't know whether it was the new pillows keeping me awake, being too warm, or just the fact my brain was racing with what jobs I had to do, but when Adam started to wake around 6am I had already been laid awake for hours! We got up, had my breakfast (which consisted of a mince pie and hot vimto) and we watched the kids fast asleep catching flies. We must have spent an hour waiting for them to wake up before we gave in and crept downstairs...Santa's been!

The little mound on the left hand side of the bottom picture are mine and Adams LOL
We opened them, and in one of my packages was something off my Christmas list!

They are even cuter in real life, chunky and warm :)
I also got a hat with a bear face and 2 little pom pom ears with matching scarf....quirky and perfect :) someone knows me very well.
I opened a few other bits which comprised of Pimms (which I'm having a cheeky glass of right now!) chocolates, more chocolates, a top, scarf, and bath set.

We had opened our pressies in 2 minutes flat, and as Adam sat there quiet I said 'awww did you want more pressies?' Right behind him in that big blue snowman bag was where all his pressies from me were hiding....disguised as Kai's!
Next minute he disappeared and came back with a little box full of wrapped presents.....that he had bought me! So much for not buying each other something, we just couldn't resist.

In Adam's bag there were pressies like:

Back to the Future boxers
Animal boxers
Spongebob boxers......these are hilarious :)

Some new loungepants because the ones he has are BORING!


And one of his childhood fav games.....Sonic The Hedgehog ones.

Then he picked up a rectangle present...and I knew what it was. As I plunged my hand into my own presents I pulled out a similar shape and we began to the paper came off we both just looked at each other. WE BOUGHT THE SAME PRESENT!

What can I say, it's a good film, and even though the story line is a million miles still reminds me of the Goonies, one of my all time fave films.

What else did he get in his snowman bag?....
a pair of these!

He gets a new pair of slippers every Xmas so I wasn't going to miss out on these ones! They look so funny on him when hes walking around :)

He also got -

And an awesome Army of Darkness T-shirt :)

I also treated him to a giftcard for the Vue Cinema.....we love a good cinema trip!
Some Ferrero Rocher's 
and new pairs of socks featuring junk food - hotdogs, burgers, pizzas etc :)

In my box of presents I got a Simpsons 2012 calendar, The new Professor Layton for the DS (addicted to those story lines!) Some Kopparberg - yummy, some chocolate, some naughty calorie filled  fox's chocolate biscuits and the Super 8 dvd (he he)

Now since my Xmas list posted on here, I added one more item to awesome popcorn machine I spied. It was a retro looking worktop one....not one of those small argos type! It was shiny red, with a door, a tray, a popping kettle, and LIGHTS! I added it to my list very late so just expected to buy it myself at some point if I ever had the guts to part with the money for it. I LOVE popcorn, I'm the type of girl you see emptying the popcorn tub before the film has even started!

Imagine my surprise when I was presented with a last minute large tear of the wrapping paper revealed a box with a picture of a shiny red lid....and a door, and a tray.....


Its the most amazing thing you will set your eyes upon today, I promise!

Plugged it in, preheated the kettle, a little spoonful of oil, a small cap full of kernels and within 2 minutes hot fresh popcorn starts escaping from the kettle. It's ace to watch.....yeah its only popcorn but watching it lifting the little lid of the kettle to jump out was better than all the Xmas TV shows combined :)
Squeeze of honey and a spoonful of icing sugar.....and it was the best popcorn ever! and the LIGHTS...!!

We had popcorn on Xmas day, Boxing day, for breakfast the next morning, and lastnight watching Tangled. We may have some more tonight if we have time to watch another movie!

We had to wake the kids up to open their presents at about 8am, they were just fast asleep with no sign of waking up! Once Kai had found out Santa had been he was up and ready to go, Abbi walked into the front room and uttered only one word....WOW.

This is Abbi at my Mum and Dad's Xmas Day:

And Kai:

Adam sporting his new t-shirt!

Hot pink party hat!

There's never enough gut room in your pants after a huge Xmas it's time to get the loungepants out! Adam wearing his sonics :)

But the presents didn't stop there. We had a visit from Adam's sister and her partner on Boxing Day, and I opened this:

YEP!! Its only the book Ive been waiting years for! I finally have it....I'm up to Chapter 5....and its awesome!
It's not signed, but what the heck, that's EVEN BETTER because now I have an excuse to meet him again and get it signed in person :) Hes too much of a nice guy to meet only once.

I have been so lucky and got some FAB pressies and had a brilliant Xmas this year!

The kids got LOADS. Their toys are all over the front room and I have no idea where they are going to go!
Megabloks, Xbox 360, Camcorder, PJ's, Books, DVD's, Clothes, Animals, Hobby Horse, Shark Chase, a HUGE cardboard box full of chocolate, Playdough, Picnic Basket, Pirate ship water table, and LOADS of other toys. Totally spoilt!

Hope you guys all had a great time!! I'm off to choose a film for tonight so I get to make some more popcorn :) x


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