Christmas was good for us, was lots of family time, not so much to ourselves but with extended family which was lovely because we don't spend enough time throughout the year and some we only see at Christmas which is awful really as the kids love to hang out especially now they're getting older and age differences aren't so important between them.
Kids were excited, well my boy was, my girl not so sure what was going on. Christmas morning despite a miraculous pile of presents that wasn't there the night before, she walked straight past them to demand 'MILK!'. Priorities hey.
My poor boy told us to be quiet when we got up on Christmas Day as he'd had a bad night with his cough and actually had another half hour in bed until he more or less skipped down the stairs when he realised what day he was missing. We opened a few pressies then waited for my Mum and my Sister to arrive to open a few more. Meanwhile my husband prepared brekkie which on Christmas Day in our house is always Eggs Benedict or Eggs Royale (Royale for me every time please). My husband makes the hollandaise which is so good. Just the Delia recipe, much easier than you think and it's loads better than from a jar. Oh and a sneaky glass of Prosecco or Bucks Fizz in my case, needed the vitamin C to fight my cold that day.
|My nephew at the head of the table loved his Christmas dinner|
|My girl is loving her first try of Christmas pudding|
Dessert was our delicious Christmas Pudding prepared back in October and I also made a Pear & Amaretto cheesecake from our Christmas with Gordon book which was so good, you can find the recipe here.
|Cousins catch up/scoff pizza.|
|My Mother-in-Law and her sister re-living their childhood, re-arranging the dolls house.|
All in all a great time was had with friends and family and lots and lots of amazing food. Kids loved it, can't wait for Christmas 2012.
|Check out my girl's Christmas outfit, Nicky Minaj eat your heart out. I actually have to hide this skirt from her or she'd wear it every day, she's such a girl-y girl.|
|Apparently it was essential on Christmas Eve to climb into his christmas present sack to check it was big enough for the presents Santa was bringing. The answer is yes.|