Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ho ho ho, all over now

The hustle and bustle of Christmas is finally over.

Well not fully, I still have all the cleaning up left to do! Bits of wrapping paper and Styrofoam still about the floor, boxes everywhere, dishes left over from the big family breakfast and I'm not even going to begin to describe Willow's room!

But one thing is good, I have my computer back! Technically it's a new one but my old hard drive has finally been installed onto it - thanks to my hubby, and I can start using it again. Including downloading photos from my camera which means ...da da da .... I am back to the blogging world! It's sad really, days feel like weeks without my computer lol.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We did. No thanks to someone - if he's reading, he knows who he is! I got the new table Stephen promised me for my present. Want to see?
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Isn't it nice? The other one we had for six years was a nice table too but so not me (so my mother in law who gave it to me!) I am grateful she passed it to us when she got her new one and we had something to eat our dinner on for all these years but it was getting to the point where I was going to scream if I didn't get rid of it! I was aching for a nice new, dark wood table with a little more contemporary style just like this one. Needless to say I am very happy and satisfied now! 

Stephen's parents and brothers came over for a big breakfast on Christmas morning and I was excited to get to decorate it so soon. My husband is the best breakfast-maker so it was all really nice. He made pancakes, sausage links/patties, maple bacon, hash and scrambled eggs ... what a guy!
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The feast!

After breakfast Willow opened all her presents, although we did let her open her stocking beforehand. She got so many toys and books and games this year and was very happy.

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Including a new big girl Bible.

I do say it every year, but this was the year she actually understood Christmas. She knew the meaning (and I'm not talking santa), she now understands the concept of giving and receiving and she knew to wake us up at 7.30 with, 'Mommy, Daddy ... it's Christmas!' lol yaaawn. I was happy to get up straight away though. I couldn't wait to see her face when she saw her presents.

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This one was from Mommy and Daddy. I think the present she loved the most was her Ariel doll sent over from my Dad and his wife Heather in England. That one that got the biggest reaction for sure.

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Ryder was not going to be excluded from the fun either. He had a great time playing with the toys and wrapping paper. And, of course, eating everything in sight. Including my couch!

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A cute pic of him with a Christmas tree ornament ... mmm delicious!

Next up; both of their birthdays. Willow turns 4 in January and Ryder turns 1 in February. I am going to do a special princess party for Willow this year and invite all her friends. I think she's going to love it.                  


6 comments:

Jill said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! Your daughter is beautiful and I just love the picture of Ryder holding the Christmas ornament! Sheer joy on his face. My husband likes making big breakfasts too on holidays and some weekends. It's a nice break for Mommy. :-) the new table is awesome! Have a great night!
Blessings,
Jill

Ashley said...

Looks like an awesome day! I love the new table. I can only imagine the adorable food you are going to make for your kids b-days! I can't wait to see! xoxo Oh and that breakfast looks SO good!

Tiffany said...

Wow...what a wonderful breakfast! No one in our house wanted to eat breakfast on the X'mas day >.<
Anyway, just drop by to say...Happy Holiday :D

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

how cute of Willow and Ryder :p

Merry Christmas for you and family...

Jenni Price Illustration said...

Your new table is really nice and you fixed it so festive for Christmas and your little darlings are just that...darling!

Kelly Polizzi said...

thanks guys! hope you all had a good Christmas :)

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