Apologies for this post being so late and somewhat out of season, but here it is, our family christmas in photos!
We started Christmas morning with Roslyn crying down her monitor at 5:45 as per usual so brought her through to our bed to watch some twirlywoos while we awaited Sandy rousing.
In the end Roslyn knocked on his door to wake him. He wasn’t all that pleased at first but as I whispered to him about Santa having been he sprung into life and was so excited to see our stockings all filled. We took them into our bedroom and opened them on the bed.
Then we headed downstairs and discovered that Santa and the reindeer had enjoyed their treats and he had left a few more gifts under the tree.
We took a break from presents for a nutritious Christmas breakfast…
… then got back to opening and playing.
The highlight of our gifts to Sandy was his Ezra Furman shirt and records.
He really loved them.
He was also very taken with Buzz Lightyear!
Roslyn got Jesse and seemed to like her but generally was rather crabby all of Christmas day due to the dreaded incisors.
I lamented to family later that I spent a fair bit of time in between getting dressed to go out refereeing a fight over a christmas present from last year – not looked at in months – which suddenly was back in favour with each of them at exactly the same moment. How convenient.
Next we headed over to the Findlays and had fun opening more presents, perusing the menu of Shug’s diner, and having some much needed down time from the whining of miss Roslyn as she napped!
This year I wasn’t doing Christmas dinner at ours which was quite a nice break, as much as I do like being a host.
Mum hosted and cooked and the only thing I was required to bring was my homemade pudding wine (which was good) and the parsnips and carrots. I’d saved the ones in my garden for the occasion and had been surprised when I went out in the pissing rain on Christmas eve to uproot them to find they were mostly a bloody foot long and required a lot of digging with the fork to retrieve. Worth it though, as they were tasty.
I got a bit snap happy at the dinner table between starter and main so I’ll just leave these here for now…
Here is Roslyn actually eating something. THANK GOD…
… and here is Sandy eating, well , a cracker.
Jamie clearly onto my attempts at candid photography by that point.
Here I managed to put Sandy off of crackers for life by slightly punching him in the face. Bad mum.
And here is our girl the cheeriest she was all day, because for once she wasn’t starving herself! She loves her “aimee” and wasn’t shy in telling us all exactly that.
Soon it was time for the littles to get to bed so we could, you know, actually open our own presents. So jammies were donned and off to bed they went.
We then played our christmas seceret santa gift game which was a roaring success once again.
All in all it was a fabulous and busy day which even included a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!! Roslyn and Sandy were both woken, driven home, and put back into bed with little disruption and slept through to the morning. Thank you baby Jesus!