Christmas Eve starts off with a visit to Christmas Street in Sugarhouse. Sorry no pictures, but it's a quaint little cul-de-sac where every house is decorated with lights, Santas and various inflatable characters. Picture Clark Griswald's house but multiplied by 30. (No it's actually quite tasteful, they even have a lighted Christmas tree in the middle of the turnaround.)
It's then back home where we change into new PJ's and read Christmas stories in front of the fire. This year we had a new addition to the library, Enid Blyton's The Christmas Book, written in the 1950's and documenting British Traditions and their provenance. We all take it in turns reading a page.
|Notice the egg nog mug|
|T'was the Night Before Christmas|
Finally it's time to put out a treat for Santa & his reindeer. This year Roman decided to leave a little note.
|The puff pastry tart is a Mince Pie, a traditional British desert at Xmas (doesn't actually contain mince meat!)|
The next few hours are spent wrapping presents and we finally fall into bed past midnight.
Meanwhile..............Look what Santa brought!
|Oh Ringo! There you go again, stealing the limelight.|
Callum's favourite present, Lego X-wing fighter.
Roman's favourite present, Heelies!
Chef Dingley cooking a lovely Tofu Turkey! Yum.
Meanwhile, in the family room...............
Look what I spotted Max doing with his new girlfriend, shocking!
Tofu Turkey, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, brussel sprouts & carrots
|Wow, a mini stapler, just what I always wanted!|
And I almost forgot, Callum lost his tooth on Xmas eve, and was left $5 by the Tooth Fairy! Lucky him.