This morning we were taken to Walton Gardens for a walk despite it pouring down with rain – when we pointed out the fact that it was raining to Mummy (Alli) she simply said “a little rain never hurt anyone, put your hoods up and the fresh air will do you good!” We have to say we weren’t particularly amused but we went along with it anyway.
Once in Walton Gardens we started walking towards the park as this is where we usually go but Mummy (Alli) and Daddy (Tim) told us we needed to go a different way today as the other way was blocked off. We turned a corner and Mummy (Alli) pointed out a court yard area that we hadn’t seen before and she said we should go and explore – so off we went!
When we got into the court yard we discovered that there was a little stall set up where we could paint our own Christmas Tree decorations so we decided that we would like to have a go at doing this, we chose to decorate the following:
Joshua – Crescent Moon
Emilie – Angel
Daniel – Father Christmas
It was very cold and we couldn’t really feel our fingers but we weren’t going to stop doing something exciting like this, there were lots of different colours of paint to choose from and to Emilie’s delight there was special paint that had glitter in it – needless to say we all had a go at using the glittery paint. As we finished our decorations Mummy (Alli) and Daddy (Tim) said we should go and take a look around a building that was on the other side of the court yard so off we went.
We opened a door and in front of us was a forest of Christmas trees, we walked through the Christmas trees and then found another door that we knocked on, a lady opened the door and asked us all to go in and said we could look the room that was decorated very nicely for Christmas – we noticed another door and asked if we could go through that door and she said “yes” so off we went.
We couldn’t believe our eyes when we opened the door, the room had an enormous Christmas tree in the corner and was full of toys and then we realised that sat very quietly in the corner waiting for us was:
Father Christmas or Farmer Christmas (as Emilie calls him!)
We were all speechless for a moment and then we started telling Father/Farmer Christmas what we would like for CHristmas – we told him:
Daniel – Lego
Emilie – Dollies
Joshua – Thomas the Tank Engine
It was brilliant talking to Father Christmas, he told us that his Elves were very busy getting all the presents ready for him to deliver on Christmas Eve and he asked us if we would leave him a mince pie and a carrot for Rudolph. He also reminded us that we need to be good if we want to get any presents because if we are naughty we will only get a lump of coal (whatever that is).
We had our photo taken with Father Christmas and then he gave us a packet of presents that the Elves had finished making. Well he gave Daniel & Josh presents but forget Emilie until she piped up “where’s my present” with her hands on her hips – what a madam! Fortunately for her Father Christmas thought this was very funny so he gave her a present as well!
We left Father Christmas then and when we went outside we saw his sleigh so we had our photo taken in the sleigh with Mummy (Alli) and then we went outside to see if we could see Rudolph anywhere – we couldn’t! Mummy (Alli) said he was probably running around the park getting fit ready for his big flight on Christmas Eve.
Seeing Father Christmas was brilliant – we can’t wait to see if we have been good enough for him to visit our house on Christmas Eve!!!