Sunday, 18 December 2011

Final Pause in Advent 2011

Wow - the final one - just one week from now it will be Christmas Day - doesn't seem like 12 months since the last one!

As this is now my 3rd year of taking part in the Pauses and in fact my 3rd Christmas of blogging, its hard to think of something new to write and I try hard not to repeat myself - I do that enough the rest of the year. I'm turning into my Mum and Grandma who tell one person the same thing 6 times and the others not at all!!

I think today's theme will be Christmas past - here's a couple of photos from Christmases when those boys of mine were much smaller than me - they are still as excitable though;

Little son at a toddler group Christmas party - he'd be nearly 3 and for the first time happy to see Father Christmas - I think he understood what Father Christmas meant that year.

My now giant big son as a cute almost 5 year old. That big plate of food - of course he finished it - if I get a chance I'll snap his lunch before he demolishes it next weekend!!

Enjoy your final week before the 'big' day. I've the boys at home to help with some of the preparations - they like to point out oh so often how much taller & stronger they are than me now - so I might as well take advantage of them!! We've a brass concert this week to look forward too and then there's the annual pressie swap with my sisters at the end of the week when everyone has finished work. The final bit is my favourite - open air carol service on Christmas Eve and then home for a family meal.

Oh one last picture - I know I've shown it to you before but its one of my most favourite memories of Christmas past - Little Son aged 9 as an Ugly Sister in the school panto;

xxx Vicki xxx


Serenata said...

Wonderful pictures of the boys, especially the last one! ;-)

Hope you have a good week.

Jane said...

That panto photo is a winner! Oh, and I must how I love your Christmas header :)
Jane x

Kashi said...

Merry Christmas Vicki!

**Anne** said...

I do like that last photo of your son. Bring it out as his 21st. Hehe.
Anne xx

Pom Pom said...

Hi Vicki!
Oh, the pictures are fun!
I wish you a lovely week!

Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures of Christmas past xxx

Twinkle Star said...

Hi, I am just visiting all the Joint Admins from The Felt Fairy's monthly make - I am Miss September lol! I am a new follower too x

Kirsti said...

Hi...just popped over via The Felt Fairy to say I am joining in the Monthly Make...hope to keep up with you through 2012...Merry Christmas...

Kirsti xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I really smiled at the kids picture! Even the colours are different in old photos!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a fulfilling New Year in which all your hopes and dreams come true! love Annie xx

Kit said...

Oh how I loved this post! I have been revisiting pics of my two girls as youngsters too. Have a Merry Christmas! Kit