Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas 2012

A pile of pics of what's been happening the last couple of days.

Christmas Eve (around 11.40pm) Lyndon, his parents and I were chatting in the lounge and all of a sudden there was this almighty bang and a loud swish of water.  The front glass pane on Tom's tank had given way and exploded out onto the deck.  I saw Tom riding the flood of water before hitting the deck several metres from the tank, he quickly scurried over to the wall and stayed there while we cleaned up.

We put him in our portable tank and he was very shaken up.  He sat for about 20 minutes on the rock and hardly moved at all.

Then he went under the rock and tried to hide.  Poor little thing.  He seems much better now though and doesn't seem to have broken anything.

Christmas Eve the presents were wrapped, the stockings were filled and all under the tree.
The kids woke early on Christmas Day!  5.30am Maddison came in, and it wasn't long after that Aaron got up!  Here they are reading the note I left ...

"Do not touch.  Please go and ask Mummy first!"  hehehee  It worked!

Jingle had left a special breakfast for us, waffles, syrups, whipped cream and loads of fresh fruit.  Delicious!
6.30am ... having breakfast!

After the kids had finished breakfast, dressed and hair done they opened their stockings (note it's still dark outside!!)
 So exciting ... Lego from the Shell petrol station which he didn't have.
They all got a harmonica each!  (I might regret that hahaa)
Samuel opening his stocking.
Aaron with his present from Maddison and Samuel.  (Story behind why that lego set is in a plastic bag!  I bought it for Maddison to give to a friend whose party she was going to and Aaron saw it and decided he would open the box!  He did such a terrible job at opening it that I couldn't mend it to give away, so decided he could have it for Christmas!!)
Maddison very upset (tears and all) with her present from Aaron and Samuel!  It wasn't the lego set she asked Santa for!  haha
Samuel was thrilled with the Cars set he got from Aaron & Maddison.
Opening presents from Santa.
Ahhh all happy now we've opened the one we asked Santa for!
More Cars!  Nearly too much excitement :-)

You can tell I wasn't taking the pictures as Aaron was doing the  peace sign for every picture he had taken of himself and lego!  (I don't let him do that for photos!)

 Samuel just loves his Car sets :-)
 Building ...
 And all finished by that afternoon!
Santa gave Lyndon some reversible ties so when he dribbles food on them he can just turn it over  and carry on!  :-)

I gave him a gong :-)  The kids had great fun with it.  
Samuel was funny ... he would watch his hand go back and forward hitting the gong.  haha

Santa bought me this awesome word art.  Love it.  Has some very good words on it for me (and the kids!! e.g. 3rd line from the top!!)
Lyndon got me a power pack for my new Vagabond (long story, but to give you the quick version, I am now on Vagabond #3 as the first two just stopped working.  This one is direct from Sizzix in the States and is a lower power voltage.  Will be interesting to see how this one lasts.)
I bought myself Project Life to do for 2013.  :-)  Looking forward to that.
Grandad and Nana gave me a cool kitchen rules sign :-)  I was very spoilt.
Christmas lunch was an easy light meal with a couple of friends.  We had bacon and egg pie, vege quiche, banana and leek salad, lettuce salad, fresh bread and BBQ meat.  For dessert (which I didn't take a pic of) we had meringues, whipped cream, fresh fruit (strawberries, pineapple, cherries, mango, banana) and ice cream. Delicious!

Yesterday Lyndon went off and bought a new tank for Tom.  Unfortunately they didn't have the same size in stock, so this one is a little bit shorter.  But it's much better than his portable one.

Maddison did some painting on the desk holder she got in her stocking.

So that's been us.  Today has been quiet too.  The kids have been bike riding this morning and now Lyndon, Maddison and the grandparents are off to visit the Islamic Arts Museum.  Tonight we are going out for dinner with friends.

Thanks for visiting.


Anonymous said...

Oh, it looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas. Apart from the exploding tank, of course! Poor Tom! It's good that you were around when it happened, otherwise he might not have made it ...
What an early start you had on Christmas morning. I don't miss that at all! But it's neat to see their excitement about it all, isn't it?
Love the presents you received.

Mrs Frizz said...

Well I'm thinking that Santa must be all out of Lego now - worldwide - lol.

Fabulous word art and the kitchen sign ... and not good on that Vagabond power pack - hopefully this one wll do the trick.

Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year.