I am not sure how this tradition came about but each year I try and take a picture of the boys with Christmas lights. I have been doing it since Monkey was tiny. Sometimes I manage to get a good photo other times its very much pot luck. Every year I think to myself that I must try and get better at taking photos in low light.

Kipper was only seven months last year so although interested in the lights he wasnt fasinated. This year at nineteen months I was hoping he would be and I would get plenty of opportunity to take a photo. Nope. Still not that interested! This was the best of a bad bunch of photos, he loves playing peekaboo!

Monkey is lucky enough to have a small tree in his room each year which the elves bring him. Last year I brought these funky ball lights in mutli colours. We only have white lights downstairs, but Monkey’s coloured ones remind me of my own childhood. They also give you a pretty good opportuinity for photos becuase they are so much larger, although you do need an obliging child.


One week and counting!



  1. I love the coloured light photo! We only have white lights too but my husband is pestering me to have coloured lights on the tree next year, i’m not convinced yet- but a tree in the kids room to put them on is a lovely idea!

  2. ah this is lovely to do this, i always take a photo in front of the christmas tree (which reminds me I still need to do this) but you have given me a push maybe I’ll try the lights too! #TheOrdinarymoments

  3. Margaret Gallagher Reply

    BEAUTIFUL way to celebrate Christmas
    I certainly meed more lights for 2018

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