Some things never change.
But excepting those two mad moments, we had a wonderful day. We took present opening nice and slow, and the girls were very blessed this year with some very lovely presents without it being excessive. They were utterly delighted with their much longed for dolls house, and also spent a significant amount of time pouring over the magazines that Papa had bought them the day before... proving the truth that less is more, that actually, children are very easily pleased and also that as long as a Disney Princess is stuck to the front of something, even bubble bath can be the most exciting present ever.
We had a wonderful morning at church, remembering the birth of our Saviour and savouring the delicious smiles of a lot of happy children.
And then it was back to my parents for Christmas dinner complete with turkey, pigs in blankets and crackers with awful jokes.
|Yes... we even get a starter on Christmas day!|
And of course there was Frozen dancing in their new Elsa nighties...
Heidi, ever the mimic, took great delight in repeating back the lines of the story, seconds after our narrator (Dave) had spoken.
Her favourite line: "My eyes have seen your salvation" made for quite a toddler comedy as for the rest of the evening our one year old would sporadically announce "MY EYES HAVE SEEN! MY EYES HAVE SEEN!"
We packed the littles off the bed, and spent the rest of the evening catching up on Call the Midwife and Downton Abbey Christmas Specials. Yup. It was a TV feast here...
I hope your Christmasses were wonderful, fun-filled, memory-making occasions, and that you too were able to spend time remembering the reason for the season.
Special thanks to my bro, Alex, for some of the photos - you are a legend!