Day 13. Let's put on a shadow puppet show.
Last year, the girls put on their first puppet show as an advent activity and i had already planned with my best friend, Hannah, that we were going to do it again this year. Last night, just before bed, Elle said that she wishes that the activity for today was to do a shadow puppet show. She even asked Father Christmas out loud if he could make it our activity for today. Well, that Santa is a very magical guy as he had already planned that today was going to be the shadow puppet show day.
Hannah came around for our annual Christmas day and we opened presents before making another gingerbread house. We made another one for two reasons. Firstly, Hannah always makes a house with us and hadn't managed to this year and secondly, our naughty little doggy decided he wanted to eat the one we made last week! We made the house which is now high up on a shelf out of the way from hungry doggies! When it started to get dark, we set up a sheet across some chairs and the girls did some practising with their puppets before the show began. Last year, the puppets were woodland animals and this year, i really wanted to do a fairy tale theme. I downloaded the princess and the pea and little red riding hood puppets from adventure in a box. There was a lot of giggling, silly accents and a little bit of grumpiness but it was lovely and the girls had a great time. I am already looking forward to next year!