Xmas was a fab break for our family this year, and very much needed! Hubby finished work on the 23rd Dec and didn’t go back until yesterday – it was awesome having him around. We had a few little trips out, and entertained at home a couple of times, also had a handful of days at home ‘chilling’. I put quote marks around that word because as anyone with small children will know, chilling doesn’t always go down too well with them.
Thankfully the girls were spoilt rotten over the holidays, and we managed to keep them happy during the down time by playing with their new toys. It was lovely to spend proper quality family time together, just playing and not worrying about the stresses of the normal routine. Although some of the things they were given aren’t necessarily toys I would have gone out and bought myself, each and every gift has been played with and appreciated. Here are some of our big hits:
Play dough sweet shoppe – I’ve always considered play dough too messy and annoying, but after genuinely enjoying playing with it myself these past couple of weeks I am now a convert
Hair Band creation set – even hubby got into making hair bands with 4yo
Talking Mr. Tumble dolls – annoying for the grown ups but the kids love them
Vintage Spiragraph – I picked this up in a charity shop for £1 and it was one of 4yo’s stocking toys; brought back memories for hubby, me and the in-laws. It’ll make a great little toy to take out with us on long train journeys
What were the big hits in your house this Xmas? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section.