Father Christmas was a 'surprise' visitor at Lily's playgroup party this afternoon. All the children got to go up on stage and meet Santa, who gave them all a gift of chocolate buttons. Lily had a great time at the party and was dancing her socks off when I arrived. It wore her out though as she was practically begging to go to bed this evening and fell asleep without a murmur when I tucked her up. I've always adored the festive season, but I'm enjoying it all on a whole new level now that I have children. Seeing Christmas through their eyes is just magical.