For some reason in the past few years i haven't looked forward to Christmas. Just seems like the magic was gone and its always so damn hot its hard to enjoy. The only good thing about it was eating as much as i like guilt-free.
But having kids has rekindled the magic just a little for me. Last year i was so excited for Ethan to be able to open his present and actually enjoy it since he was 22mths old. But, he was struck down with tonsilitis just before Christmas and hardly had the strength to stand let alone open his presents. We ended up having to take him back to an after hours dr on Boxing Day just as all our family was arriving for Christmas celebrations at our house. Add that to the heat(about 37C in the house) and you have a pretty crappy Christmas.
This year i wanted it to be different. I was hoping for a cooler temp since we have been having unseasonally cold weather(Victoria actually had a white Christmas!!) and Ethan was showing no signs of being sick. We decided to have Christmas at my sisters place about 1 1/2 hours East of here. We divided up the food and other things to bring amoungst ourselves and planned on having a relaxing day just veging out and eating...as you do. So thats what we did. We got up at 7am and mum came over and we opened pressies. The look on Ethans face as he opened each present was priceless. I'm so glad he wasn't sick and he was able to enjoy it all. The weather was nice and actually I've been wearing winter pjs for the last week or so. lol He loved his 'toss 'pute' or in english that translates to 'Thomas Computer' he got a Thomas and Friends Laptop off daddy. He LOVES it.
He also got a bike and Wiggles helmet. A hobby horse off Granma and a few other Thomas things, oh and a Wiggles sun hat from granma too. He's got spoiled this year. Nicholas got a couple of cute things. But I guess when your 11 weeks old you don't really care. lol
We had bacon and eggs for breakfast then made our way down to my sisters.
IT WAS HOT!!!!!
It was 32C and muggy. I didn't want to get out of the car that was sitting at a nice comfortable 20C. After lunch we decided it was way too hot and went to invade her inlaws. They have a/c and a pool. Score!
So other then the heat it was a good day. Here's some pics -
And these are possums.....just in case you didn't know. Very special christmas possums. Ok so not really, they were outside my sisters house on the power lines. I think they're cute!