Santa came after all!!
So many prezzies.
A whole harbour in a box.
I made pillows for each of the girls with some vintage flannel which belonged to my grandmother and I appliqued their names on them.
Morgan had the best time with the wrapping paper.
By the time breakfast rolled round it was more like brunch.
Smoked salmon eggs Benny and crunchy, roasted potatoes.
We all tucked right in.
After brunch, the girls had a little play time in the living room while we cleaned up and set up their tents in the family room.
And then some of us watched The Incredibles, while some of us napped.
and some of us had tea and snuggled.
and the afternoon ticked on…
And soon Jonathan and Chantal brought our Megababy Asher.
While we put the finishing touched on supper. Here’s Kerstie wrangling with the traditional Czech carp. We made a traditional Czech supper of roast ducks, dumplings and sweetened sauerkraut and the dreaded carp! (This is after my children vetoed turkey!) LOL We all dislike carp but Czech superstition dictates that if you eat some at Christmas time and put a scale in your wallet, you’ll have money for the whole of next year! So dutifully we have a tiny nibble of the carp.
Here we are the day after Christmas and I feel very lucky that I had my 2 oldest children and their beautiful families here for Christmas day. Spending the holidays with them and especially my 4 grandchildren has been very special. While I missed Chloe and Robbie very much, we all Skyped with the Clover and I talked to Robbie for hours. That’s the way with families, isn’t it? I know mine isn’t the only one where everyone can’t always be together. But I loved our Christmas day and my whole Christmas holiday. Tomorrow Kerstie and Adam have to drive back home and I’ll miss them but I have so much to look forward to. A new and exciting year is almost upon us and with it Chloe will return to Canada. How I’ve missed my baby.
I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and a wonderful holiday. Are you looking forward to 2017? I am. It’s almost here. 😀