So, it’s that time of year again.
Where parents frantically try to get what their kids want without going overboard
Where husbands and wives think frantically what their spouses would like this year
Where inlaws buy socks
Where children make handcrafted trinkets with love for their parents
Where vouchers are the ultimate safe haven when you just can’t work out that perfect gift
Actually, the ultimate safe haven are pamper packs of bath salts and smellies.
But not this year..
This year was full of surprises and different presents, of big cheesy grins and ‘oh wow’s
I got some very cool presents, including a new aftershave (which I adore) and a remote control helicopter (cos I’m really a 12 year old boy)
Little ‘un saved up all her birthday money from earlier in the year and what with cash gifts, managed enough to afford a laptop.
Which, unbeknownst to her, we had already bought 🙂
Big ‘un got a camera and some Justin Bieber stuff
I got Jay a tea set and some loose tea for her to try and also a pair of funky shoes
Anyway, once presents were done, Pete (the girls’ father) cooked an awesome breakfast on the barbie and Jay made gluten free vegan pancakes. With blueberries too. *drool* best breakfast ever
We had champagne (quite a lot actually) and got thouroughly spoiled, Aussie style.
Top job Pete and Jay 🙂
We took ourselves off home at lunchtime and then caught up with my kids in the afternoobn
We got them clothes, lego, some funky Smiggle stationery and a Harumika set (clothes designing model thing)
Sadly, I didn’t take photos myself as they are on the other side of the world. I do have a truck load of memories from an hour spent on Skype whilst they opened them and another load from a session today when they showed me what they had done so far
Here’s some pics I got sent from their mum 🙂 So cool!!
So an awesome day – Jay and I just chilled out for the rest of the day (including a traditional nana nap on the sofa) and went to bed very happy that we’d all had a good day.
Marry Christmas everyone and hope you all have a Happy New Year.