We had an incredibly laid back day. Summer finally arrived in Sydney - it was a beautiful sunny day. Lily woke up at 6am, Jacob shortly after 6.30. They found their stockings, unpacked them and arranged themselves in the middle of the lounge room floor. I got up around 7 I think. We puddled around for a while, started getting organised for breakfast and suddenly realised it was almost 9am and Guy's sister and her DH would be arriving any minute. Quick showers and a run of the vacuum cleaner LOL. They arrived about 9.15 and had her BIL with them also.
The kids by now were busting to open their pressies so after moving their "stocking stash" we gave them the things from under the tree.
|Late Christmas Eve - Ready for Christmas Morning|
Being that breakfast ended up being at lunchtime, we weren't fussed about lunch. LOL. We all chilled for several hours - the kids played with their presents, Guy slept for a couple of hours, I stitched!!!
We eventually thought more food might be in order around 4pm - We ended up having "mouse traps" - glorified cheese on toast! LOL. Actually, we had cheese, salami, ham, onion, mushroom and tomato - baby pizzas really. Seriously yummy but not really standard Christmas fare I suppose.
We had good friends and their three little ones arrive around 7 for dinner. Our DH's took the kids to the park (Summer here, remember, so still warm and daylight) while Bianca and I got the salad ready. Dinner was cold roast turkey, roast pork and roast chicken with a huge salad. I'd cooked the chook Christmas Eve and the turkey and pork roasted during our lazy afternoon.
Dessert was the highlight of the evening's menu. I made it up as I went along after seeing a couple of things in the week running up to Christmas...
I hope you all had a wonderfully blessed Christmas.
|Miss Lily |
Santa brought her a new dress
and matching hair ribbons - and of
course other things to make her smile.
|Jacob with his stocking stash. |
Santa brought him Lego,
a set of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
along with other assorted bits and pieces.