Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Fun!

I hope you had a great Christmas ( if you celebrate it).
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.

Christmas Day:
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 ~

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
Ten Lords Leaping
Eleven Pipers Piping
Twelve Drummers Drumming

Enjoy the rest of the Holiday Season,
Sally xox


  1. Sounds like your kiddies had loads of fun. A huge lunch at my house, out on the harbor boxing day, lots of family staying at my house. Exhausted, have not blogged a thing since before christmas

  2. Hi Sally! Looks like you had a fabulous day!

  3. Thanks Roberta! Sounds like you had a lovely one too!

  4. Hi Cate! Yes we did!! Hope you did too! x

  5. how clever are you??? that's a great post Sally - love it! 3am? ugh... ours woke at 5.30am and I thought that was bad - happy new year button queen!!! x me