I can safely say that Christmas was a major success and Santa was very good to my daughters. Aurelia woke at her usual hour, having completely forgotten that she would receive any presents at Christmas. We first had to inspect the plate left for Santa and he had drunk all his milk and left all but a few crumbs of his choc-chip cookies. The reindeer also ate all their carrots. She was so excited when she saw all the presents under the tree. I don't think she really knew what to look at first.
While she was playing with her presents, I made salads and Black forest trifle for lunch at my Mum's place. All Aurelia had for breakfast was jelly leftover from the trifle. She was too busy playing with her new kitchen.
We had a wonderful lunch at my Mum's place and the weather treated us pretty well. Here is a picture of Aurelia dressed as a fairy at Mum's place.
Towards the end of the day, Aurelia was so tired and grumpy, she wasn't even interested in opening any more presents. Amelie obviously was completely oblivious to all that was going on, but was also spoiled by her Nanna and Nonno and my brother and sister-in-law.
Yesterday we had my DH's family and my parents around for a lazy Boxing Day lunch. It was a great day to use up all the leftovers and have plenty of salads and cold meats. Aurelia received a sand and water table and spent most of the afternoon playing with it. This morning, the area at the back door is covered in sand.
The weather has been brutal yesterday and today. It's hot, overcast and incredibly humid. However, I did brave the weather and crowds and headed to the major chain store craft shop and purchased ribbon, trim and fabric for finishing the remaining Fair & Square blocks and to enhance my stash.
I think the rest of today will be spent playing 'Crash of the Titans' on my Nintendo DS and watching Jamie Oliver DVD's. The game and the DVD box set were lovely gifts from my DH.
I hope you all had a great Christmas!