Admittedly this should have been posted about two weeks ago, but although the girls were brilliantly behaved on Christmas day and we all had a wonderful time, since then any and all good sleeping habits have flown out the window so it’s been a struggle to get anything productive done at all.
Still, it would be remiss of me not to post the details of our Christmas, despite it now being the middle of January.
We left out a carrot for Rudolph and a mince pie and glass of Baileys for Father Christmas.
We hung the girls’ stockings off their cots and dressed them in their new Christmas pyjamas.
L and I enjoyed a glass of Baileys and a quiet evening and Claudia slept from about 11pm until 6am! She must have known that Father Christmas wouldn’t come if she was awake.
In the morning we fed them and then opened their stockings.
After that we went downstairs and L and I opened our presents to one another. We were then both able to take it in turns to shower and start to get things ready for the day. L’s parents were first to arrive and we Skyped with L’s brother and his wife in Sydney. We opened our presents from them over Skype and the girls tried on part of the outfits they had been bought by the Australian contingent.
Then my family arrived and we started getting ready for Christmas dinner. L had promised “Turkey at two”, but in the grand tradition of Christmas dinners we didn’t start the main course until closer to 4pm.
After dinner we all opened our presents, including an absolute MOUNTAIN of gifts for the girls!
We had an amazing day. The babies had cuddles with everyone and were really, really good.
Without a doubt the best Christmas ever!