Christmas 2010Christmas 2010 - Rain for the Reindeers!
I love Christmas in every aspect but I especially love Santa, I love leaving food out for him, I love eating the food I leave out for him and so then having to leave more food out for him.
I was soooo excited on Christmas Eve about his impending visit that I had a hard time getting to sleep.
Part of that excitement could have been caused, of course, by the sugar I partook of during our Christmas Eve dinner celebration with my cousin's, the Lollback family.
I'd been waiting all day to sample the fabulous ducken (a chicken stuffed in a duck) and Mama's chocolate/icecream cake creation.
After being a bit off colour all morning and therefore having to spend 99% of the day resting, I was actually in top form by the time dinner rolled around.
We had dinner, played games and opened pressies. Jen and I then treated everyone to a mini concert of Christmas carols and poetry.
For reasons that escaped our parents, we insisted on performing in pitch black , so the photos don't quite give much detail but it was heaps of fun. After the concert it was time for bed - a super late night for us, despite my fears that the rain might stop Santa's scheduled visit during the night.
My fears were unfounded because I awoke that morning and discovered that Santa had indeed left our Christmas presents on the kitchen bench, right next to the plate of cookies he & the reindeer gobbled up.
I had been asking Santa for a very special boardgame called Break the Safe which I love to play at chess club. Sure enough, I must have been pretty good, because Santa delivered!!! Mama and Dada also gave me a new animal nursery to go with my Schleich grasslands animal set, which was a big hit.
After our family present opening, we had brunch with Nanna & Great Nanna, another mini concert and then headed off down the Coast to celebrate the rest of the day with Granny & Granda.
More presents followed (the hit being a fabulous foosball table from Uncle Michael) and another game Kogworks from Granny & Granda.
We spent the afternoon with them, playing games, opening pressies & eating - a fairly spectacular kind of day, if you ask me!!!
We finished it off with a story in Granny & Granda's bed and then made our way from their apartment back to our holiday house.
I declared it a "pretty good" Christmas and couldn't wait to be able to play Break the Safe on Boxing Day!