Christmas is always a pretty casual affair with us.
It always starts pretty early in the morning (around 5.30am) with footsteps and excited whispers that Santa has been.
It's then a matter of having to jump on Daddy to try and wake him up so that presents can be opened.
Santa was good to the kidlettes this year and they were very happy with all of their gifts.
Breaky was an outdoor affair again mainly because there was no room at my dining table with all the Christmas day stuff. Pancakes and bacon al fresco.
After breakfast it's time to get back in and play with new presents until we headed off to mys sister's for Christmas lunch. There we were joined by the rest of our family and Stella, my parents elderly neighbour.
Crackers were pulled....
...salads were eaten and cold roasts and ham were devoured.
Then it was time to open the presents which always much excitement with the kidlettes.
Stella was absolutely loving her day.
It's amazing just what small things can entertain.
There was also much more excitement when really cool hobbit lego was opened.
There wasn't as much excitement when it had to be put together. Little Miss R who has the attention span of a micro gnat, lost interest very quickly. Her cousin stuck it out for a bit longer but it was up to Uncle Jeff in the end to put most of it together. Thanks Uncle Jeff!
Christmas Day also means one other thing. Swimming!!!
It was a really hot and muggy day so the kids had a couple of swims before then well after lunch.
Master M got to try out his new crocodile which he LOVES.
He can pretend he's Steve (Irwin) and jump on the croc to catch it now. He's always jumping on his toy ones at home and tying a top jaw rope on them so now he gets to catch them in the water too.
Another great way to cool down is to drink a slushy. I bought all the kidlettes a slushy maker cup which you put in the freezer then when the inside compartments are frozen you put your cold drink in there and keep squeezing the cup for about a minute. A slushy is made!
It was a lovely afternoon spent with family and the kids were all pretty exhausted and in bed early that night.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.