Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Memories 2011

Christmas Eve, the boys finished decorating the gingerbread house.

Callum lost not one, but two teeth, exactly a year from the day when he lost his first tooth on Xmas Eve 2010.  The Tooth Fairy was extremely generous.

Christmas books were read in front of the fire.

A mince pie was left for Santa.

 Damian spent all day slaving over a Buche de Noel.

Finally, Christmas morning arrives.

Thanks, Santa!

Present opening is very civilized in our house!

 Lots of lego was received.

 Yesss! Speedstacks!

 Thanks, Mum.

Thanks, Auntie Anne-Marie.  Love the gift of annuals from the UK.

Uh, oh, that doesn't look like a very happy face.

Callum, don't you realize that you haven't opened all of your presents yet?

Phew, Santa came through with the Millennium Falcon.

Seriously, two instruction books, 1254 pieces.

 Roman loves his lego ninjago blacksmith shop.

Traditional British roast dinner.  Well, with the exception of the vegi-turkey.

 Callum trying to hide from the brussel sprout.

Boxing Day, Callum finishes his Millennium Falcon.  Phew, lets hope it doesn't break.

Peace at last.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Live Nativity in the Park

Last night we had a magical time attending the live nativity in Liberty Park.  Fortunately for us we live right by the park and so could walk there.  It even started to snow which added all the more to the experience.  The nativity is called Echoes of Christmas and has been going for 4 years.  It consists of 7 live scenes that include amazing props, costumes and singing. You are lead in a small group to each station. After a shortish wait in line, we were escorted by a shepherd to the first scene, a shepherd boy called Daniel who questions his life.  I won't go into all the details, but it really makes you think about what Christmas is really about. 

This guy was super enthusiastic!

This looks like a Christmas card

Love the donkey, so sweet

Not a real baby Jesus

Walk home to our house

Good night!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Decorations 2011

Some pictures of my Christmas mantel, and a glance at the new bookcase which is still a work in progress.