Thursday, December 25, 2008

Santa came to stay....

Merry Christmas everyone.

Sarah un-packing her Santa sack.

Santa came to visit today. Here's Santa sitting on the couch. Sarah was a bit scared of getting to close to him but ripped into the present that he brought her. Sarah started her day with a large chocolate Santa for breakfast. I don't think she had any real food till about 8.30pm after waking up from a 4 - 5 hour afternoon sleep. Last night before I went to bed I hung some small Chocolate Santa's on the Christmas Tree for everyone to eat - but Sarah sniffed them out fairly quickly this morning and ate all but 1 of them during the course of the day.

We have had a great day with the family coming for Christmas lunch. Sarah loved hanging out with her cousin Cody. They played in the sandpit and did colouring in together. We received some fantastic gifts. Some of the favourites were a Talking, moving baby and a View master.
Here is Sarah asleep at the end of the day with her new baby.

Quiet time at the Park (sort of).

At this time of year - everyone is busy and there seems to been 1000 things to be done - especially on the day of Christmas Eve.

So it was nice to go to the park in the morning yesterday to meet Michelle and Janet and their children. The buzz buzz of busy-ness seemed to be a world away. And our children had a ball playing together while we sat and had a coffee and a breather.

We all exchanged Christmas gifts and the children spent a good 1/2 and hour running around blowing bubbles and trying to catch them.

Sarah giving Toby a gift.

Then we all went to the play ground to burn a bit more energy.
Here's a pic of Sarah and all her friends. (L to R) Alyssa, Sarah, Darcy, Kyle & Toby.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Trimming the Tree!

Merry Christmas! This morning we went and got ourselves a Christmas Tree. The original plan was to get a real one (like we did in NZ)...but they were so small and expensive that we decided on one in a box. Doesn't it look lovely.
Most of the decorations are in one area on the tree - cause that is where Sarah could reach. She enjoyed putting them on and playing with the tinsel. I asked her what else we need for the tree and she said "Presents".

She keeps saying "I miss Christmas". I remind her that Christmas will be next week and that the things we are doing now is just to get ready for Christmas.
She went to see Santa in the mall - sat on his knee quite happily. He asked what she wanted for Christmas and she said "Presents" so he said was there anything special she wanted....Answer: "Presents".

She also saw Santa at the Day Care Christmas Party...he must have been scary cause all the kids cried. One started...and that was it. They were all bawling. Since then even if we just walk past Santa in the mall Sarah covers her eye's and says "I NOT see Sana"

Craft Fair Pic's

Here are a few pic's from the Craft Fair. Firstly ... this is our Stand from the front. We were on a corner. So one side was all the stuff we were selling and the other side was for our Make & Take & Demonstrations.

Here is two close-up pics of our back boards. We had heaps of samples displayed for everyone to look at.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cannington Xmas Gift & Craft Fair

Well I've just walked in to door from today's Xmas Gift and Craft Fair at the Cannington Exhibition Centre. And I am shattered......but I had a great time.

Over the past 6 weeks or so Tracey, Jazz & Sarah and I spent many hours together preparing for it and today it all came together.

We each did little demonstrations and ran Make & Take sessions. It was a great way to meet some new customers and show off Stampin' Up.

Thank you to those that popped down to see us - hope to see you at the next one in March.

I will post some Photos in the next few days.