Hi everyone :)
Well what a day! I think this has been one of the nicest Christmas’ ever… so much happiness, fun and togetherness!
Our morning started off very early with the boys opening their Santa stocking! Toby was more than happy to find lots of his favourite treats… and as for Dougal, he got his wish and received a four-pack of sparkly Christmas glitter!
Krystal made us some yummy omelettes for breakfast. Then it was in the car and off to Grandma’s house to meet up with all the family.
The kids were all excited to see the pile of presents growing as each family arrived and then the mayhem began! There were presents being opened in every corner of the room… so much fun!
This year the ‘three sisters’ (Me, Tracey and Katie) got together and bought Mum and Richard tickets to see the stage production of Coronation Street in March. The look on their faces when they opened the envelope and realised what they’d been given has fantastic! I think they were pretty blown away!
Mum put on an amazing spread of food… there was so many things to choose from and by the end of lunch none of us were able to move! Just thinking about it makes my stomach groan LOL
After lunch there was an extra surprise for all of us! ‘Santa’s Helper’ had left a special sack of presents… one for everyone including all the ‘fur babies’. The kids were hilarious as Mum opened the sack… they were like bees around a honey pot trying to see what was inside!
As each person received a present they got to choose the next present to be opened and the kids loved choosing and then finding out who was next! Toby loved his Schmackos Beef Stix and they’re now a new favourite!
Every year Mum takes the annual ‘sister photo’ of us three girls. We actually got a really great photo last year but this year we turned the tables on her! We each got our wine glasses out and arranged them ever so carefully before telling Mum that we were ready for our photo! She really laughed when we mentioned how thin our ankles looked! Her biggest problem was trying to remember who was who… after all these years you’d think she’d be able to recognise us especially since we got ourselves colour co-ordinated! I’m the dark one in the middle LOL
It really was the most wonderful day… and we’ve got well over 200 photos to prove it!
By the end of the afternoon we were all tired and ready to head home but Dougal had other plans! He knew Grandma had a couple of days off work so he asked if he could stay for a couple of nights…. apparently “Please Grandma Please… you’re the best Grandma in the whole entire world!” made her heart melt and she was wrapped right around Dougal’s paw!
He’s under strict instructions to BEHAVE himself and this morning when I talked to Mum she said that he was being very good and having cuddles in bed with Grandma and Poppa. I just hope his good behaviour lasts!
So that was my Christmas… fun, family and food! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too xx