Saturday, December 26, 2009

Our Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you all have had a happy and festive time. We had a lovely Christmas Day – it was HOT so there was lots of swimming, eating and lounging around.

Before Christmas we had several visits with Santa. First up we went to Sarah’s Day Care Christmas Party. It was at Whiteman Park which is a huge park about 15 mins away from our house. There are heaps of things there – pools, play grounds, craft places, traffic museums, RC Parks even a Wildlife park. Anyway – the Day Care put on a Sausage Sizzle and Santa came to see the kids.

This is Sarah sitting with one of the ladies from her Day Care - Kiarma. Sarah loves her.

Sarah waited and waited to sit on his knee......finally her name was called and she went and posed with him. Can you tell she’d dressed herself??

A few days later – Santa came to the Christmas Party that we had at Wednesday Play Group. We had a lovely party and the kids all sat on the mat and waited for Santa. On this day Sarah did not want to sit on his knee. She just wanted a present!!!
Sarah with her friends. (L to R - Sarah, Chloe, Lauren, Lilli-anne)

Waiting for Santa.

A few days later again......Sarah went to see Santa at the mall. He asked her what she wanted for Christmas....she said – "A present". So he said "Is there anything else you’d like"?......she said....."Ummm another present".

As Christmas got closer and we put up the tree, hung lights and put gifts under the tree – Sarah got more excited. When we put up the Tree and decorated it – she spent about 40 minutes walking round in a circle singing....Santa Santa Ho, Santa Ho Ho Ho. I’d hidden the gifts away as I thought if we put them under the tree too early she would get into them. So on Christmas Eve I got her to help me get them out one by one and put them under the tree. Every time we put a new present underneath she would scream and squeal with excitement. Christmas seemed to be taking forever to get here for her.....and I think she was beginning to think it would never come.

On the 23rd I said to her.... Santa will be coming in a few days. And she said....But it’s not snowing yet Mummy. Then she was concerned because we did not have a Chimdey (that’s what she calls it). So we went outside and showed her that we did have one. But she was very concerned with the size of it as it’s not that big.

Anyway – we left out some Biscuits, Fizzy Drink for Santa and some Water & Carrots for the Reindeer and she went off to bed nicely. The next morning – I think she had forgotten about it all cause she took a bit of coaching to get up and out of bed. I think when she got to the lounge she was still half asleep.

Santa had been to our house...and it did not take long before the lounge was covered in Christmas paper and gifts. We then spent the next few hours discovering all the gifts. Neil painted Sarah’s fingernails with her new Nail Polish. The bubble machine was a big hit too. She had a spin on her new bike....but will need a bit more encouragement before going alone.

We got all cleaned up, dressed up and went round to Nana’s for another round of spoiling. By now Sarah was an expert at ripping into presents. She was given (among other things) a lovely little dolly and a flash pushchair. She loves them and has taken then everywhere.

In the afternoon we went to Neil’s sister’s house – where we were spoilt again..... and ate the rest of the day away. It was pretty hot – just over 35 degrees – so we had a few swims too. We had to tag team in the pool – because Sarah loves the water and would stay in the entire one adult got out – she would go to the next person and ask....Do you want to go for a swim with me.

Here she is relaxing in the sun with her cousin Cody – who got a Hammock for Christmas.

We had a great day – the words HOT, eating, swimming and relaxing sum it up.

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