:: Red and Green at my side of the family Christmas Eve celebrations. Complete with Slip n Slide, lots of food and presents galore.
:: Presents under the tree, with a Santa injury going to the Mr who fell while retrieving presents hidden from up high.
:: Christmas breakfast consisting of toblerone dip, summer fruits, Mango and croissants
:: Attempting some order at the Present opening
:: Christmas Afternoon, Boxing Day and next with The Mr side of the family. Yummy food, swimming and camping in the backyard. Cold Nights, rain coming inside the tent, but still quite relaxing to lay there and listen to the rain and rainforest sounds. Fun with cousins and the most favourite thing of all Christmas - Playing with the brand new puppy their cousin got for Christmas.
:: Down to the Creek with Grandad. The girls have hiked here before and wanted to show it to us. Fun in the dirty creek floating by on our new floaties bought by Grandad as a present for exactly this purpose! Building a dam because thats what boys/men do apparently and moving lots of rocks. The girls learnt the art of skimming stones and where very impressed that Daddy and Grandad could get 6 or more jumps. Love that amazed look kids get when the realise just how awesome their parents are. I know it won't be around for too much longer - it warmed my heart sooooo much. what skillz we have!
:: New Years Eve Pool Party and 180 view of city. The Pinata was forgotten on Christmas so we were finally able to smash it good on New Years Eve. Goodbye Christmas!! Lots of funning running around the castle house, sparklers, sock wrestling!!, friends and food. Nice way to end the year.
:: New Year Day at the beach with more friends. A 6 hour surf marathon for the girls. They just swam and swam and got dumped and dumped and Miss G floated and bobbed, and drowned and popped back up in that floaty. Didn't stop all day. Such joy and excitement and wonderful way to start the new year.
:: And today we are tired and a little pink and resting while poor Daddy is back at work.
We didn't do too bad for Black Hole Week