Christmas morning came and suprisingly the kids actually slept in! lol Guess it was Santa’s pre-Christmas gift to me that I got a bit of a sleep in too.
The first thing Arianna (Ms. Selective Eagle Eye Vision) noticed were the stockings and I am amazed at the level of patience these kids have! They saw the stockings and when I told them to wait (coz I had to use the bathroom first – PRIORITIES!!), Arianna very patiently told the other 2 that they had to wait for me, and they did. Simply AMAZING! lol
Then I got into position to snap the photos.
Our Christmas tree and pressies : We have a bit of a sad story this year – we ‘lost’ ALL our Christmas decor so this year, only Ted’s office Christmas tree had the responsibility of being THE Chritmas tree for the family. It did its job well but it also means that I dont have to ‘take down Christmas decor’ either.
After the presents, we rushed through brekkier and headed off to Grandma’s. On the way there, Arianna told me that she ‘heard’ Santa wrapping the presents last night. LOL I told her that she was a good girl not to come out to spy on Santa or he would have left and taken the presents with him. I have also told them (upon ‘advise’ from a friend) that Santa watches their every move with a camera aka the fire alarm’s blinking lights and that if they were naughty, they’d get coal instead of pressies for Christmas. It worked for awhile but not sure if it will for the next year or so. And I also forgot to make it more realistic by adding a piece of coal or two!
Anyway, at Grandma’s more toys and pressies of course and in my MIL’s style, she ‘fed’ me well.
A WHOLE turkey thigh and white meat with potatoes. Thank goodness she forgot the peas!! And as the entree, we all had prawn salad – I was so stuffed that day, which is the normal feeling of course. I was so over meat that day that I only had a few slices of bread and a papaya for dinner! lol
She also gave us the balance leg of ham that yielded 8 lots of carved ham that I’ve put in the freezer and what was left of the turkey which is almost half a bird. I AM SO OVER CHRISTMAS FOOD though I am looking foward to stuffing my face silly with the ham – I’ll be honest and say that I pinched a few pieces already. I love the ham that Ma gets so I couldnt resist it!! lol
The kids got more pressies of course but their fav (and mine too) is this tent that Uncle William got them. It’s apparently the #1 toy in the market now and sold out, so he was lucky to have placed an order early November! lol It’s called the Glow Crazy Doodle Dome. It’s a black tent that comes with an ultraviolet pen which you use to draw inside the tent so no mess on the walls. Really cool idea and the kids love it especially Arianna, of course! She likes the idea of the drawing and the other 2 just like the idea of the tent, so it works out quite well.
Me? I like it when they ALL disappear into it and stay there for awhile – it’s pure bliss to me. If only I could permanently sew down the opening to the tent! lol
Hope you all had a good Christmas, while we celebrated it with family this year, we miss having Dad around to celebrate it with us. I’m sure he was looking down on us while we ate and open pressies, all the while thinking of him. We miss you, Dad….