TOY STORAGE TOUR & END OF VLOGMAS (& XMAS EVE)


Did you just pick him up? Yeah. Hello Jackson! Morning guys, welcome back to Vlogmas, it
is about 20 past 9 here, and I’m trying to get the kids out of the house, but where is
the school holidays. I think they just want to chill. They are laying on Frasier’s bed
watching their iPads, and I keep saying [inaudible 00:00:25] now, I should go and do this now,
and they’re like, “Just five more minutes, just five more minutes.” They don’t want to
get dressed or anything, but I am like, ready to go. My mom always said I’m like really
highly strung, so I want to get out the door. But yeah, I’m wearing that French Connection
sweater that I got, I’ll show you it. It looks just like a big blanket, but it’s so warm
and I love… [inaudible 00:00:48] just here, we’re just tidying up, we’re having some friends
over for drinks tonight sort of for Matt’s birthday and like the holidays as well because
we used to always have a drinks thing on Christmas Eve, but obviously on Christmas Eve nowadays
we are quite busy getting stuff ready, so yeah we’re doing that tonight. I’m trying to keep the house clean, hence
why I would quite like to get them out for a while so that they don’t trash the house,
because when we have a day indoors just playing with toys we get every single toy out and
it’s really messy by the end of it, which is really lovely sometimes, it’s just nice
to chill and do that, but I kind of want the house clean for tonight and it’s pretty, it’s
okay at the moment. Yeah, I think I’ve got everything ready for tonight, we’re having
like a pizza and prosecco night because we thought with all the holidays and everything
we don’t want to have to cook, and then people might like to have like a bit of a take away
so we’re having pizza, prosecco, and I’ve got crisps, loads of other drinks, I think
I’ve got everything. Yeah, I’m waffling. Let’s go! You’re up and
ready to go, aren’t you? You’re all ready to go! And we’re off! And guess what I just
realized? It’s Christmas Eve Eve. Isn’t it? [inaudible 00:02:00] Yeah! We made it to the soft play! I’ll give you
a push! Yeah. Okay, ready? Okay, you ready boys? We’re finished at the soft play and we’re
on our way home. It was, what was it? Bad. It was bad. I reckon if there was like an
award for the biggest tantrum of the year, it would go to Caleb. Wouldn’t it? Yep. I’ve just been making Jackson giggle, I don’t
know if you can hear this. Hey Jack, [inaudible 00:03:02] I love you Jack! I love you Jack!
You’re giggling! While we’re just hanging out I’m going to
do a bit of a pre-Christmas toy clear out, because I’m very aware we’re about to have
loads of new toys and we already don’t have room for the ones that we have. So I’m going
to have a bit of a clear out, put all the stuffed animals back up in their rooms, I’ll
come downstairs and all the books back up in their rooms, I’ll come downstairs, et cetera.
[inaudible 00:03:36] Merry Christmas Spiderman! We’ll keep him. Keep the baby toys. For Jack,
keep them. [inaudible 00:03:45] Is that good? Yay! So much better. I’m going to give you a little
mini toy storage tour now, so we got both of these white units from a great little trading
company. I love this stuff because it’s well-made, and you can build on it so you could add to
it if you wanted to and you could make all kinds of different storage solutions. And
I got the baskets and the boxes from there as well, and they’re really durable. These
ones are like fake wicker ones, so in here we have all Angry Birds, in here we have the
teddy bear matching game, in here we have five billion Shopkins and the grocery gang,
in this one we have, what are these called? Stickle Bricks? Caleb really likes building
with these. This one is building blocks, again, it’s a bit of a building thing going on, these
are kind of toys like random, these are like miscellaneous, most of them are baby toys
for Jackson, this is all of our Lego, it’s mostly Duplo, Frasier has some small Lego
as well but that is up in his room. Then we have all kinds of cars, then this
one is our wooden Melissa & Doug train set, which the boys have loved for years. That
was a really good investment. This is another really good toy that the boys have loved for
years, they are Playmags, you may have seen them in some of my videos before. They’re
basically just blocks like this but they magnet together and they’re really easy to build
things with, so the boys love that. Frasier’s Osmo games, and we have like a wooden letter
game from Melissa & Doug as well. Then down here, we have all of the play food, pots and
pans and everything, there’s loads. The in here we have all of like the action figures
and little toys, Weeble Wobbles, loads of superheros, stuff like that. And then down
here is all the big stuff that won’t fit anywhere else. I really like having this area because
it can fit all the lightsabers and the guns, and the Hulk hands, and all of that is there. Yeah, so that is everything that is within
their reach downstairs, they have all of their fancy dress and some other toys up in their
rooms, all of their books and soft toys, and then in our utility room I keep all of the
arts and crafts, Play Dough, messy things, and all of their board games. So I will link
a video down below of all of the storage in our utility room, because I reorganized all
of it so you can go and watch that. So, yes, we have so many toys in this house, and I’m
actually a little bit nervous about how much they’re about to get for Christmas as well. So it’s about 7:30 now, and I’ve just managed
to get the two little ones to bed, people are already arriving. I think we’ve got like
nine people coming, and a few people are already downstairs so I just quickly got ready, I’m
wearing the same dress I wore on date night. This is like my festive dress that I always
wear, it’s just like red, with lace, so yeah I’m going to go down and see them, I don’t
know how much I’m going to film, because [inaudible 00:06:49] have a drinks thing, but we’ll see. All right! Hi guys, it’s the next day now,
sorry I didn’t vlog very much at our party but I was so busy hosting and trying to get
the kids to bed. It was crazy. But anyway, it’s Christmas Eve, and I wasn’t going to
vlog at all today, but I’m just getting together their Christmas Eve box, so I wanted to show
you what I’m putting into it, and then hopefully show the boys’ reaction as well. This is the amazing box that we got on not
on the High Street, I’ve showed it in a few vlogs, I’m so pleased with it, it says The
Norris Family and all of our names, and it says Christmas Eve box and then you open it
up, and it says a little, “Twas the night before Christmas” quote, and I’m just going
to fill it all up, it’s really strong, made of wood, with this. So I got Buzz Lightyear
pajamas for all the boys, even a tiny little baby grow version. So they’re going to love
that, biscuits for Santa, carrots for the reindeer, the plate that you put it all on,
The Night Before Christmas, hot chocolate, these mugs were from the pound shop, so you
put biscuits just here, and then they’re going to obviously have a hot chocolate, I’ve got
two little candy canes each, and these amazing, I don’t know if you can see them, amazing
glittery marshmallows that we’ve got from Costa. We just saw them in there and we asked
if we could have a cup of them and they were like, “Sure!” because we were regulars. So,
got that, so I’m just going to put it all in, and… In previous years we’ve put a movie in because
we just download it on Apple TV now we’re just going to do that. But yeah hopefully
they will love it. Look what Mommy got. [inaudible 00:08:38] Frasier. Frasier, what’s Mommy got? [inaudible 00:08:38] What’s it say? What does it say? Take a look. [inaudible 00:08:38] Oh guys. What is it? [inaudible 00:08:38] Who are these for? Who do you think? Me and Caleb! So the boys loved their Christmas box, they
are just sitting on the floor now and having a picnic, with like some of this stuff, already
in their pajamas. Merry Christmas! The cookies in there, and the milk, and the
milk is there and the cups are there. And now we made this milk. It’s in there. And where’s the key? Because we don’t have
a chimney we’ve left him a key to get in. Can you see that? That’s the key for Santa. [inaudible 00:09:29] Mommy. One, two, three, smile! Caleb’s too big for me. Hey! Aww, lovely, I got it! Yah yah yah yah! Oh my gosh, it is like Christmas fever in
our house. Baby Jackson is asleep now, the boys have had a bath, they’re in their matching
jammies, they are so excited. Matt is trying to put Caleb to bed now, and I’m trying to
put this nutcase to bed. What have we left out for Santa? Just reading, what are we reading? Christmas stories. We’re just reading the Christmas stories by
Tom Fletcher, we are on chapter 15, page 157, and we’ve been reading a chapter a night haven’t
we? I thought it was, I was worried it would be perhaps a bit too grown up for him, but
he is loving reading it, so yeah it’s a really really good book. And, yeah, so yeah it’s
Christmas Eve! And I’m going to put the vlog up in a minute. Tonight Matt and I are going
to do what we normally do on Christmas Eve, and that is watch Love Actually, wrap presents,
have a drink, and all of that. And I just want to say one last, “Merry Christmas”,
thank you so much for following along with Vlogmas, we really enjoyed it, and we’ll see
you soon! Say bye bye! See you next year! See you next year!

93 thoughts on “TOY STORAGE TOUR & END OF VLOGMAS (& XMAS EVE)”

  1. Happy Christmas eve to you and all your boys. I spent my night with my one and half year old hyper neice. Hope you all have a great night and day tomo. Sad to see vlogmas go as I love my daily fix of Emily. x x x

  2. This was my favourite vlog that I've watched today love you Emily have a merry xmasxoxπŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸ˜πŸ˜‡πŸ’•πŸ’•

  3. My name is Jodie and I'm a Emily Norris addict….. DONT STOP VLOGGING!!! It's my favourite time of the day watching your videos!!! Xx merry Christmas to you all and a huge high 5 to caleb the most awesome dude!!! Xxz

  4. Aww Emily! That was so lovely! So heart warming, your boys are so adorable!! Hope you, Matt and the boys have a magical Christmas !! Love and hugs xxπŸŽ„xx Sandie and girls xx

  5. Aww have really enjoyed your videos throughout December!!! Thanks so muxh for sharing! Hope you all have a lovely christmas!!! x

  6. By far the best Vlogmas this year, Im thrilled to hear youwill be vlogging more in the new year. Have a wonderful day tomorrow and I hope all your boys have an amazing day and dont run you and Matt too ruggerd πŸ™‚

  7. It's official. You were my favourite vlogger during vlogmas πŸ™‚ Hope you all have a lovely day and you manage to get a rest after all this excitement x x x

  8. merry Christmas Emily and as for the tantrums I think Caleb has a bit of competition with my son Ted. hee, hee! have a brilliant day and I will miss your vlogmas. great vlog again lady. xxc

  9. I've loved watching your vlogmas this year Emily, it's been so magical! And to think this time last year that Jackson was a teeny tiny little dot in your tummy waiting to be discovered on Christmas morning!! Xx

  10. Nooooo!!! I didn't want vlogmas to end. I adore you. have a wonderful, blessed and fun Christmas with your family. I will miss these daily vlogs. Nevertheless I'm looking forward to continue to follow you throughout your journey. kisses from Queens, NY

  11. Favorite Vlogmas this year!! Loved it! Really hope you will vlog the boys opening their presents tomorrow morning but totally understand if you don't! Merry Christmas to you and your family πŸŽ„β€οΈ

  12. The boys look absolutely adorable in their pjs!!! Can't believe it's a year tomorrow since you found out you were pregnant xxx

  13. Hi Emily, thankyou for all your hard work with vlogmas, loved your vlogs. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas πŸŽ„

  14. Thank you so much for making my Christmas holiday so lovely and bright! Had a baby on Halloween and found your vlogmas in the middle of December and I was instantly enchanted by you and your little family. I really enjoy watching your day in the life vlogs, especially while snuggling my own little boy. So inspiring! I binge watching everything and look forward to anything new you might release. Merry Christmas!

  15. Vlogmas has been great will miss the daily updates. Loved hearing Jackson giggle it's such a cute stage! Merry Christmas to you all ours woke up at 5.12 this morning…it's going to be a long day πŸ™ˆ

  16. Loved your family vlogmas Emily iv got 2 boys ages with your my eldest son Kyle says frasers so cool lol .. hope you have a lovley Christmas will you be posting your Christmas morning vlog? Xxx

  17. Merry Christmas to you and all of your family. I hope you enjoyed all the festivities. Today was our first Christmas as parents with our gorgeous daughter and it doesn't even feel real. Thanks for a fabulous vlogmas! Look forward to the New Year and your new filming schedule.

  18. I am a new vlogger and I think your videos are great and I love your intro font! Thanks for being inspirational to me πŸ™‚ Have an awesome Christmas!

  19. Aww the boys in their matching Buzz Lightyear jammies 😍😍😍 and Jacksons giggles, oh my goodness. Loved your vlogmas, Emily. Hope you and your family have had a magical Christmas πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰ xxxx

  20. Aw what a lovely end to Vlogmas and congratulations on it mum – serious achievement with 3 young kids! Merry Christmas πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

  21. OMG so cute your boys are so adorable and funny hope you all got what you wanted for Christmas and you are so pritty Matt is such a good dad as we'll xoxo Lucy xxx

  22. Hey Emily! Found you channel, just wow! I'm really digging you, you have helped me with my husbands Christmas presents, I've watched loads of your older videos after watching vlogmas and now thinking what do I watch now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    I'm 27 married with 3 girls, I love organising our house! And I see you have the battle against wash mountain the same as me! πŸ˜‚ I'm really enjoying watching a lovely down to earth mummy xx

  23. I have absolutely loved your vlogmas. The only one I've watched daily. Thankyou so much for taking the time to make them. Merry Christmas!! xx

  24. Thank you Emily for all vlogmasπŸŽ„It was lovely to relax before Christmas❀All the best for you all in 2⭐17!!! MPJSFβ€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

  25. I can't believe how quick December has gone. Have enjoyed these vlogmas. And you must of been run off your feet with 3 children and blogging every day,so thank you. Hope you had lovely Christmas. Xx

  26. Merry Christmas to you and family. Please do more styling and clothing ideas next year because I love the way you dress and would like to pick some ideas from you. Enjoy your Christmas with the family.

  27. Can't wait to your next vlog .. I loved your vlogmas ☺️ can't say this enough .. your family is so lovely! You really give me inspiration when I feel exhausted with my 17 months old toddler πŸ˜– good luck with your vlog in the future!.. I still feel like it should've gone viral by now .. btw .. could you make another tips video about how you deal with tantrums (we are starting to deal with really strong ones and other than cartoons nothing seems to work for the really big ones and I am afraid πŸ™ ) thanks ! Hugs

  28. Oh Jackson laughing was just adorable! And the Buzz Lightyear pyjamas are fabulous! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas x

  29. omg i have only just come across your channel…….why 😭😭 I needed your how I got my baby to sleep video earlier lol….my daughters 15months (my first) and I just can't get her to sleep on her own….its probably waaay to late to try and train her now using the method you use…..im doomed 😳πŸ˜ͺ

  30. Happy new year Emily and family. I've been so busy the last month that I didn't get to watch your vlogmas at all which I was so looking forward to ☹️. Good news I'm binge watching them ALL today and just chill and enjoy your family. I hope you had lovely holidays. Jackson is the cutest his laughs are so cute

  31. Emily Norris, I am a first time mum to be and found your advice and experiences extremely helpful. I am confident I am organised for my hospital bag and newborn essentials. Recently I had New Year clear out coinciding with nesting therefore I found your advice on toy storage solutions helpful and went ahead to Great Little Trading Company and bought two units. I noted your name in refer a friend and was pleased to receive 20% off. I wanted to let you know they said you will receive a gift for referring me as well. All the best, Julia

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