was Christmas done for another year!
arrived, ate his mince pie and Rudolph nibbled his carrot, traces of movement
evident for the monster to see in the morning with foot prints of the reindeer
food they had left on the door step on Christmas eve.
I was quite
surprised again this year, they didn’t wake up until after 6am (although the wife had a bad night with youngest coughing on and off through the night!), I remember me
and my sister were always up well before 5am! They really enjoyed their
Christmas stockings; they keep them entertained for an hour, Santa must have
On to the
day itself we stayed at the in-laws so we got the boys up and gave them
something to eat while waiting for the mother in-law to join us, then the boys
discovered the presents Santa had left, they were over joyed with the
assortment of different shapes and sizes, it’s so heart-warming to see some
Christmas magic at its best! Although youngest did ask why Mummy and Daddy hadn’t
given any presents!
it was because we send Santa money to spend on the materials to make the
presents, however eldest was a bit more unconvinced questioning why the boxes
or toys said made in China. (Perhaps this is where we have to go in to economic
down turn; Santa having to outsource to China as the Elf labour is too
expensive!) But we swiftly moved on to the next present!
Boys had finished with Santa’s present opening fest we decided to take them out
for a Christmas day walk, leaving the in-laws to have a break from the overwhelmingly
festive monsters, and cracking on with cooking the Christmas dinner.
As ever the
mother in-law’s cooking is fantastic, she delivered a three course meal with
all the trimmings and it was absolutely perfect! We usually have a full on
cooked breakfast as well on Christmas morning, however I decided I would cook
it this year to give the mother in-law a bit of a break and instead do it on
boxing day, much to the Mrs discontent! (Surely mother in-law brownie points
are harder to come by?).
The rest of
the day was filled with family present opening, board games and skyping with my
side of the family that live away.
All in all
I think this Christmas has been one of the better, the boys are maturing and
that day was at a more relaxed pace than previous years!
I hope you
all had a good Christmas and looking forward to 2016!