Sheen & Richards reunite for their kids

Sheen’s holiday season was marred by a Christmas Day (25Dec10) arrest following a fight with his current wife Brooke Mueller in Aspen, Colorado which has left him facing charges of second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief.

But the Two and a Half Men star managed to shrug off his current troubles and put his past problems with Richards behind him, for an intimate family gathering at the actress’ home in Los Angeles on 31 December (09).

The former couple – who previously endured a bitter custody battle over their two girls, Sam, five, and Lola, four – came together to throw a magical party for the youngsters, which included shipping ready-made snow to Richards’ back yard.

The event also included face-painting and a petting zoo in the garden, which was decorated with giant edible candy canes, according to Britain’s OK! magazine.

However, Sheen’s wife and their baby twins were a notable absence from the party – the couple is being kept apart by a restraining order designed to protect Mueller following the clash with her husband. The pair will head to court this month (Jan10) in a bid to have the ban lifted.