Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011 Part 1

Harry with the beautiful flowers sent to us from my Aunt Jenny in London

Early in the morning after unwrapping the pillow pet he asked for from Santa

Some of the Santa spoils

Reubs with his Xbox from us parents

Harry with his new bike from us parents

Breakfast with Geogre and Russell

Unwrapping more presents with family

Jimmy and Dad having a Xmas beer


Rochene (also known as Sista) and Dad-am

Me, Rochene, Harry and Dad-am

Helen (Nana)

Dad-am with Dons and Harry
Harry and Nana


Cousins Renee (ala girl version of Elton John) and Reubs

Russ, Dons, Rochene, niece Aleshia and Dad

Carving the twice-cooked pork belly

After lunch...note the sauce bottle which was all Harry!

Bobby and Mum

Dons, Me and Harry

Rochene and Todd

George's side Helen, Jimmy, Renee and Sharon

So yesterday was finally Xmas. We started the day early...very early, with Santa presents in our room. Even Reubs rose early and joined in the fun. I do have photos of him but he would have killed me if I had posted them on here. Needless to say Santa was amazing and brought them everything they wanted plus more! After that we waited for George and Russell to come over to give the boys their big presents from us. Reubs scored and Xbox and Harry scored a cool new bike. After a light breakfast of croissants, nice fruit and yoghurt accompanied by coffee and bubbles at our place, I spent some time finishing off my cooking and we went over to George and Russell's for our family lunch. My family and George's family all congregate there and we have more presents and a fantastic lunch with even more bubbles and wine. This year we had turkey (boneless and stuffed), glazed ham, salmon, twice cooked pork belly, roasted potatoes and yummy salads. For dessert we had trifle (Russell's famous and delicious trifle that is), pavlova, and a platter of homemade Xmas mince pies, pecan tarts and caramel crackers. Needless to say we were all stuffed afterwards. We had to go onto Dons family Xmas (see part 2) to eat even more food. The day was absolutely fantastic! It's so lovely to be with family and spend quality time with each other. See part 2...

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