Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

The celebrations all started Christmas eve with a BBQ here, then "santa" made a special and quick visit to us.

Mum, my cousin, her daughter and my nephew all slept over. Kids asleep by 10.30pm, all sleep in the garage which we converted into a mini sleepover room. They were all so excited, not sure if it was a good thing for them to be all in one room.

Santa made his deliveries and the kids were awake by 6.30am checking out their santa sacks. We had to wait for my brother and his wife to arrive, she is pregnant and was due on the 20th Dec so they decided to sleep at their house incase anything happened.

All other family members here by 8am and opening all other presents. Both Mad & Seb were spoilt as usual getting a Wii like 100's of other families this year it seems ... it is so much fun, and santa also gave me a Wii fit. Seb got lego, lego, lego and more lego. a digital camera and bits and pieces.

Madeline got a pandora ( well look a lIke) one, a hair straightner, heaps of clothes, Mio pup, my life game ....

I was spoilt with 2 pandora charms - teddy bear & lady bird from both of them, mum also got me a pandora charm - "tree of life" , a Chanel no 5 gift set ....oh do I smell beautiful :-) and other bits and pieces, gift vouchers etc ...

We had the traditional hot lunch, chicken, ham ,pork, turkey, roast vegies cauli, broccolli, carrots, peas and beans. then the best part ..mums homemade plum pudding and custard ...

Boxing day was tea here again ...cold meats and salad, and then the usual and yummy trifle, cheesecake and pav.

it is also a tradition here to also have party poppers ...but with a difference.

Jon , my brother, unlce & cousin all get the poppers and the lolly - strawberry & cream and pack the top of the popper with the lolly. One "pops" the popper and the lolly "flies" while the other person is on the other side of the room and tries to catch the lolly in their mouth ...yes they can choke, my room is a mess but they have fun ... this year we had 150 poppers on christmas day, then the same boxing day. And the kids think its great to pop the streamers onto my ceiling fan.... can you imagine the mess ....but its fun

the christmas table

Madeline and special appearance by "SANTA"

Madeline with her hair straightner

Sebastian with his lego, lego, lego and more lego


Bette said...

We also got a Nintendo Wii and the Wii Fit. You'll love it. It's make exercise so much fun. Did I just say that?!?

Bronny said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT Christmas day - love the popper idea!