my brother Chrish has got three months long service leave from work, and has come home for three months (minus a month or so when he will be travelling to the USA - so jealous - wish I was going with him!).
The beautiful Cupcake Fairy - Nic gave the boys some bags of reindeer food to put out which they were excited about. The reindeers obviously weren't that hungry though as they didn't eat very much of it. Harri was surprised to see it on the lawn on Boxing Day still (and Mum was silly enough to think that the reindeers and the wind would actually get rid of it).
it themselves. I felt bad that I wasn't doing my fair share but they were so lovely in making Christmas as easy as possible for me this year. We decided a few months ago to make it as simple as possible and had a lovely BBQ with salads, prawns and ham.
Eden then pulled out a huge roll of black plastic and got a slip 'n' slide happening in the back yard. The kids thought it was the best thing ever and even some of the adults joined in on the fun.
It looked like so much fun, so I ended up getting my bathers on and having a turn too. I wasn't quite as graceful as the kids but it was lots of fun! It was much more fun having the boys pull us.
We then all headed to the beach to meet up with lots of my cousins and Uncle and Aunties. We didn't get down there until around 5.30 pm but it was such a beautiful day still. Everyone had lots of fun playing cricket, swimming, chatting and playing frisbee.
Everyone had a laugh about Dad and Uncle Tom dressing the same. They are obviously brothers!
What started out as a really sad day, turned out to be a nice day in the end. I was so glad that it turned out to be the year when all of my brothers were home for Christmas because every second year we have a quiet Christmas where it's just Mum and Dad and us and the Watson family. It was nice to have everyone together this year (except of course Aaron and Noah). It was also nice to do something different to what we would other years and I loved going to the beach and seeing other families that I love on Christmas Day too.
Past posts about Christmas Day are here (our first Christmas without Noah), 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007.