Here are some pics.
My Christmas Eve Angels:
Our church has started a new Christmas Eve service for the littlies where they get to dress up. As you can see I went to a lot of effort cutting that $5 table cloth in half for my girls angel costumes. Ashlea had a baby blanket on her head and went as Mary. Mary was a little unimpressed and spent most of the service having a screaming meltdown. I don't remember that bit being in the bible, but seeing as the original Mary was giving birth in a stable maybe Ashlea was just trying to make it authentic.
On Christmas morning Emma woke up at the fine hour of 5:20am. I managed to hold her off from the present opening until 6am - and then it was a frenzy of wrapping paper, twisty ties (oh my bleeding fingers) and excitement. We then had all of our family over for Christmas lunch - cold chicken and ham and SALAD (I know those in the northern hemisphere will find that weird, but it is too damn hot here on Christmas to do the hot lunch thing). We still do hot Christmas pudding though!! Some things are essential.
Then it was time to play:
First some Wii...
Then playing with the wrapping paper - always a highlight...
Then outside to play with our new toys. First rule of play - don't squirt Mummy while she is holding the camera!
Thank goodness for energetic friends who arrive mid-afternoon to entertain the kids...
I hope you all had a fabulous day with your special families.