Front Door Wreath
(shame in Qld we need screens on our doors)
Christmas week started with two sightings of Santa
We were waiting first in line to have our santa photos when were heard......
Santas bell hearalding his arrival
Went home to make a gingerbread house
Master Js first one the last 2 years he has fallen asleep
(this year I let go & let them both do it without any help from mummy)
I was very proud of them !
The same as the tree this year
(it took me a few days to let go of the decorations being unbalanced,
but I did it !)
Around the home.....
Some present wrapping....
That night Santa arrived by boat at our friends annual Christmas party
All the kids waiting to greet Santa
At the end of the party all the guests go to the loungeroom to sing carols , this year our host offered
if any children would like to stand up & sing they could. To my amazement master J (who dosent like to draw attention to himself wanted to as long as big sister stood near him)
Children are always full of wonderful surprises !
Making the shortbread with my little helpers
A Few Days Later......
A Very wet Christmas morning finally arrived
Much excitement in unwrapping gifts......
The Christmas Table centerpiece....
I forgot to take photos of the lunch but remembered at the
last minute to get a pic of my pavlova.
We had a quieter day than usual couldnt help but miss loved ones who weren't here ,
but still blessed to have some family join us for wonderful lunch.
Angel ornaments on my bedside table
I have had since I was 14 years old
Remind of the Christmas's when every one was together ,
happy & alive.
So much has changed the last few years ,
it is a blessing to have young children to keep the spirit going.