We had a great time, on Christmas Eve we met friends in the park during the day then went to a Kids' Carol service at church, where we were shown this brilliant short film of "The Christmas Story" made by members of St Paul's Church, Auckland. You should watch it - it's so sweet and funny too!
That was followed by an evening spent with friends.
After very little sleep due to an over-excited Mr 6 waking up at 3am and no-one really managing to get back to sleep... our day went like this:
6am - get up and open Santa gifts....
...Scrambled egg, bacon, toast & fresh orange juice for breakfast with crackers (Bonbons)
then clear up, chill out, shower etc...
Then set off for an hour's drive using my new 'Navman' to help us find our way - to a friend's parents' house.
We spent the day with lovely people eating a yummy roast turkey dinner followed by delicious homemade plum pudding and choc & rapberry pavlova, and watching the kids have rides on a tractor trailer and a pony, and then finally having a good hosing down for some splashy fun!!
We got home and opened a few more pressies before tucking them up in bed :0)
Then Boxing day, the boys went swimming, we all had the rest of our pressies, a yummy buffet lunch &
a roast lamb dinner (somewhat incongruously, but tastily, with Yorkshire puddings, creamed Horseradish and stuffing!).
There was lots of Skyping too (both days) with our family in the UK.
What did you do? What did you eat for Christmas lunch?
Now ~ a little 'Etsy Finds' ode to Christmas ~
the TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS:
|A Partridge in a Pear Tree|
|Two Turtle Doves|
|Three French Hens|
|Four Calling Birds|
|Five Gold Rings|
|Six Geese a Laying|
|Seven Swans a Swimming|
|Eight Maids a Milking|
|Nine Ladies Dancing|