It just wouldn't be Christmas without a fruit platter!
Is there anything better than waking up to excited little children on Christmas morning? I loved every second of the day, from the moment the girls found their stockings at the end of their beds and squealing happily, to checking that the reindeers liked their carrot and cucumbers (I only realised at bedtime that we only had 1 carrot, so we made them a salad!), to both of the girls jumping on their new bikes and whizzing around the house.
We had an epic day, celebrating for 10 hours straight, with both sides of our family. Everyone helped to make it beautiful and memorable. Uncle Greg (my younger brother) visited the night before and tinsel-bombed my parents house;
I made a few little things for the table ~ Santa Placecards and Reindeer Noses;
I also made some chocolate truffles, like last year;
My Mum hung 16 miniature wreaths;
Martha Mouse made an appearance;
There were presents galore for the girls;
They are so lucky to have such thoughtful and generous Aunties and Uncles. New dresses, art kits, Zhu-Zhu Pets, personalised books and for my little monster-loving daughter;
Elly absolutely loves this little play set!
Grandparents seem to know just what they love too;
They will be doted on and loved to bits, for sure!
The girls also got pretend mobile phones (near Elly's foot) and toy cameras. Coupled with their new babies, Livvie excitedly exclaimed, 'Now, I am a real Mum!'. At various times she would stop to snap a picture of her baby, it was so funny. Now I know what I must look like!
My Dad cooked up a big breakfast BBQ, sausages, mushrooms, hash browns and (I love this idea) eggs in capsicum rings;
My favourite part of Christmas Day has always been opening the Christmas Crackers and putting on our silly crowns;
Things did get silly. Uncle Luke (my older brother) went for a ride on his bike...
(It's not really his bike)