It is amazing how much preparation goes into this one special day and it seems to pass by in the blink of an eye. I think I started about 6 weeks ago but I felt pleased with how much the children enjoyed their day which is probably the most important part of Christmas for me. The children were up at 5.30am but we managed to get them to wait until 6am before we went out to see if Santa had been. Present opening was fun and then Craig's mother and sister, Annette arrived for some more present opening followed by a carving of the Christmas ham for breakfast. Toy playing, a visit to the neighbours to exchange gifts and then onto lunch with Craig's extended family. We then came home for a quiet evening feeling tired but satisfied and happy.
Penny and Craig's sister, Annette.
Penny and our beautiful Lab, Zoe who we didn't think would be around for this Christmas due to her cancer.
We are having a lovely restful long weekend catching up with friends and playing with our new toys.