my new years eve day was spent driving to the doctor, then to the x-ray unit, then back to the doctor to confirm that lili has broken her humerus bone very close to the top of her shoulder! the good news is that they cant put a cast on it (Can you imagine a cast in this heat) so she has to wear a sling for the next two weeks and hopefully it will heal nicely. how did she break it i hear you ask? falling off her new bike on her 5th ever ride. bloody hills, who invented them? i guess she hasnt got the hang of brakes yet *^_^* i had a good night seeing the new year in with mick even if we were in bed when it happened.
before i move in to the new year i have to finish off last year. (remember this blog is for the girls after all). i want to post about some of the things they got for christmas.
in our house it seems to be the trend that they get something from santa, something from mummy and daddy, something from the siblings and something in the stocking. then of course they get lots from the rest of the family on both sides. this year seems to be lots of things that they are playing with rather than the initial play then walk away.
each of the girls got a bike from santa
we got them a karaoke machine to share little miss lil singing away, yes thats the sling! this machine plays normal cds as well as ones with words and it has a camera which goes through the tv so they can watch themselves singing. really cool. and a drum kit for claudia to play along while the other two sing and dance.
here are some books that they recieved, some in their stockings, some from nata and some from the davis family.
these 'warren' books have that flocked feel, memories of my childhood come flooding back when i touch them.
nata and matt gave the girls some books too, lili is totally thrilled about having her first 'set' of books.
these books from the davis family are two of the most amazing books you could ever dream of. the photos below do not do justice to how extraordinary they really are.
they also got these great lights from the conway family, they have found a place on the hutch so that we can see them day and night! one day our house will be filled with lanterns of all types!!!
and these are the little puddings that linda popped in the bag along with the snowflakes for my girls.
they also got money from the grandfathers which they are slowly spending and a pass to a local play centre from micks brother paddy and his wife and son. i am sure theres more but my brain is frazzled so that will do.
the last few photos are of two special bears that we gave to the girls for doing so well in year one (lili) and finishing pre-prep (mia) i bought the bears from lilly cottage and they are more like an heirloom than a teddy bear. lili puts hers back in the bag it came in to keep it precious. the bears really match each of the girls personality.
lili fell in love with 'rosalie' months and months ago. so i secretly bought her and put her away for the right moment.
this little floppy bear is perfect for mia. its name is 'lil' how sweet is that. the dress is made from vintage fabric stained beautifully to look antique. it really really suits mia!!
boy that was a long post. i promise to keep them shorter from now on. thanks for leaving comments it means so much to me, thanks for reading even if you dont leave a comment it means so much to me as well. i will have another give away soon. i have finished another bird but i cant post about her til she reaches her destination on the other side of the world shhh its a secret. but she is oh so sweet!!
happy new year, hope you make resolutions you can keep (if youre into that sort of thing)