Monday, December 20, 2010

Early Christmas

We are off to Thailand at a very early hour tomorrow (I am yawning already thinking about it!) so today the kids opened their Christmas presents. :-) It kept them busy most of the day playing with their new stuff :-)
So as usual here's a few photos to share.
By the way ... Maddison doesn't look that flash in the photos - that's because that disgusting pond water she licked off her hands at the butterfly park (see this post) has given her some sort of bug which she hasn't managed to shake off yet. We're working on it! Hopefully by the morning her temperature would have returned to normal for a start!!
Aaron & Maddison loving the new hooded towels from Grandma & Grandad ... Samuel just looking on hehee

He had no idea what to do about "ripping the presents" (as Aaron calls it) but once they were opened everything seemed to go straight in his mouth.

Buzzy Bee
Wearing Santa's Helper hat ...
whoopsie ... he pulled it off, lost his balance and fell backward onto the other presents!

With an interlocking alphabet floor mat.

Studying presents from Nana & Grandad :-)

Presents from cousins.

Kids digital cameras from Grandad & Grandma! (thank goodness they are digital!!!).
Maddison is taking pictures of her eye!
I'm going to be off line for a while. So will do an update when we get back in the New Year.
Thanks for visiting and wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year. :-)


Serene Ho said...

merry Christmas and happy 20!! to you n family!

Matt & Amy said...

Have a fabulous holiday! Love the expression - very exciting. It's important to rip open the presents - takes far too long otherwise!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fantastic early Christmas!! Awesome photos. I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday in Thailand! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to your family, from mine :-)

Penny said...

Loved the one with S eating his initial :) hope M is feeling better for the trip. Hope you have good days like we did!

Shirl said...

Ahh..looks like I'm a little late in wishing you a great holiday! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family! :)

topkatnz said...

sssshhhh! don't dare tell my kids, yours got to open their presents early!! They are sitting here counting down in agony as we speak!heehee Hope M feels better soon! and have a fabulous trip away:) big hugs Hx

Mrs Frizz said...

Merry Christmas my friend ... safe travels.

Magia da Inês said...

♫°° Amiga,

°º♫ Para você em 2011:

° • ♫ "Os sonhos realizados...
°º ♫°° ♫♫ O amor esperado...
° ·. •*• ♫ A esperança renovada..."

Brasil °º♫
° ·.

allthingspurple said...

Hey, Happy Holidays, RAchel. Love the pic with Aaron and his camera. You can tell he absolutely love it!