Monday, January 12, 2009

3 Trees

Our Christmas Day. :-)
Woke up about 6:45 and sent Peter to Tyla's room to gently "wake her", but just enough so she would wake herself (and not think we woke her! IYKWIM! We had to do this cos we had to leave here at 10:30 and wouldn't have been ready to do that if we slept any later). Peter came running back to bed, and we heard Tyla get up and could hear her looking at the Christmas tree..............she came running to our room "Santa's been, Santa's been............................" SO CUTE! This is what she saw....................
All the noise and commotion woke Halle too - amazing, she is so young, but knew that something special was happening. The look on her face was so precious. She walked out to the toyroom and ran straight to where Father Christmas had left a lovely doll for her - she knew it was her's - no doubt of it! He left Tyla a Pink Scooter, which is just what she had asked him for (5 times)!!
Christmas Eve when we got FC's snack ready for him, Tyla wanted to leave him Juice and Rockmelon and carrots for the reindeer. She'd been noticing that Father Christmas was getting a bit skinny this year so we decided that he must have been on a diet and was exercising and looking after his health - so she wanted to leave him a healthy snack! Kids crack me up.............
Anyway...............took about 1 1/2 hours to do the presents and stuff - sort out which one's to pack and take with us etc. The girls were able to have a quick play with their new stuff, then breakfast and time to leave.
So by 10:30, the car and trailer were packed, kids and big dog in the car, piled ourselves in and we left - was so hard making the girls leave their new stuff behind - we just didn't have room to take too much, but also knew there was going to be heaps more.............
Drove for 1 1/2 hours to Pete's mum's house - had lunch there with his family, and did the present thing with them too............this is their tree.

They always have a live tree - it's lovely. The girls got new beach towels and lots of other cool goodies (can't remember who gave them what atm, will have to go back through it all)! We organised Peter's siblings to all put in together and gave his parents a Lay-Z-Spa like we have - they were stoked!

Left there about 6ish, drove another 30kms to where my parents were, and had the rest of Christmas day there. OMG, it was chaotic at my parents shack. People everywhere...............loud and busy and chaotic!! And Fun! Couldn't even get a decent photo of the Christmas tree cos there was so much going on...............had to keep the girls outside until Mum and Grahame were ready to give them their presents..................

Both girls got new bikes from my parents. Very spoilt.
Had lots of yummy food throughout the day - too much as usual! Everyone was very spoilt (including us)! Another fabulous Christmas Day.
BUT - too much packing and driving and being organised for us..........and too hard on the kids being all over the place - they were so burnt out by the end of the day..........So next year (or I should say this year) we are having Christmas Day here. Any family who wish to join us are more than welcome, but we are staying at our home with our kids.
I hope everyone else had as much fun for Christmas as we did...............it really is such a special and magical time.

3 comments:

maryanne r said...

hi lisa, glad to hear you had a great chrissy.We actually had christmas at home by ourselfs this year, as over the years, we have been the same, off to lincoln with family, last years was at lock, the one before at my brothers in adelaide, and my husband hates it, he always hates having to rush off chrissy day, and often says should be able to just stay home and relax and kids get to play with their pressies.So we did this year, and I loved it, so did husband, and kids were ok with that too.was great.

ScrapManda said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas - love your photos!

Jaimie R said...

Hey Lisa, Fab pics! I love the close up one of the baubles on the tree (DOH! Wish I;d thought of that.. sigh, next year!)

Happy New year sweet girl!!