Meg holding the wrapping paper Amy made for us all. How tired do I look, huh?
My wrapping paper from Amy. The opposite side had Japanese. Bilingual Christmas, hey?
Christmas lunch- ham, cranberry sauce, apple and bread stuffing, roast pumpkin, roast veggies, roast chicken and salad. Amy made the salad. She cut each mini tomato into a rabbit ears shape. Each... and... every... one... We waited quite a while for Christmas lunch!
In the evening we went to a Church/ Community Christmas event and the girls helped decorate the tree. And K helped the girls help decorate the tree.
And they had a santa relay with the kids changing into Santa clothes, running across a mat, putting presents down a chimney and:
eating a cookie before running back, undressing and handing the clothes to the next santa. It was gorgeous as half the kids couldn't work out how to wear the clothes, a lot didn't get that they had to eat the cookie (rather than just hold it) and almost everyone wandered back to mum and dad rather than the group. Very sweet.
Then Santa pulled up in his sleigh- yup, a real live moving sleigh coloured and shaped mobility vehicle. It was pretty cool and the kids had their pictures taken in the sleigh.
And then came inside and told santa what good kids they'd been all year. Only Amy was honest and said she was pretty good. She looked all worried it was so cute and we reassured her that a commitment to being good in the next year counted. Manipulative mummy....
It was a big day and the fun and shenanigans continued all the way till bedtime when Meg went to bed wearing as many of her new items of clothing as she could manage- new socks, summer pj bottoms and then a new skivvy when I vetoed sleeping in the t-shirt that goes with the shorts.
Merry Christmas to all from us all, thank you family near and far for a fabulous day and to all a good night.