Friday, 26 December 2014

Our Christmas Day


So Christmas has now been and gone. What an amazing day it was. It started a little bit later than I expected at 8 am. With the boys still being young I was expecting a 5am wake up call, the time my sister and I would wake up on Christmas morning. I was very grateful for the small lay in. Thomas was the first to come into my bedroom shouting 'mummy Santa has been' holding his stocking high up in the air. Alfie quickly followed with his little eyes half open and his legs all wobbly. They threw their stockings onto my bed and began to rip open the wrapping paper excitingly. Santa brought them  lots of chocolate, cowboy guns and bouncy balls.

The stockings were quickly forgotten about and they begged me to go down stairs to see what Santa has put under the tree. I made them wait behind the door so I could be there to see their reactions as they walked in. I love seeing their excited faces. As you can see below Santa was very kind to them this year.

The living room was ripped apart in record time. It took them ten minutes to destroy the wrapping paper and probably about an hour for me to clean it up. Thats part of christmas though so I didn't mind. The boys loved all of their presents and happily played together (which is rare) while I cooked them a breakfast of toast, eggs and fresh orange juice. After breakfast we had a surprise guest, my dad who I only get to see once or twice a month. This was a lovely surprise as we haven't spent christmas together for a very long time for various reasons. The boys were so excited and began to show their granddad everything they got for christmas. 

After getting all dressed up, we headed out to a village called Cawsand in Cornwall where my sister lives. It is a gorgeous seaside, victorian village looking out to the Plymouth sound. I love the cottages, the stoney beaches and narrow little streets here. We had a quick bite to eat at her beautiful home and exchanged our gifts for each other. The boys and I were very spoilt by my dad and sister and I really hoped they liked their presents too. After all the excitement, we decided to take my sisters cockapoo for a pre-christmas dinner walk along the seafront. It was so nice to get out into the fresh cold air to wake us up a little. 

My sisters in laws had very kindly invited us to their beautiful home for Christmas dinner. It was so nice to have everyone around us. The boys love spending time with their cousins and the grown ups had a big catch up over bottles of wine. The turkey was the biggest bird I had every seen, I am so sad I didn't get a picture for you but believe me when I say it was huge! We enjoyed every bite but i think the family are going to be enjoying turkey sandwiches and curry for at least the next two weeks. 

After dinner we exchanged more gifts over more bottles of wine. I received a beautiful scarf and yummy chocolates from my sister's in-laws and the boys received some lego which I will more than likely be building throughout boxing day. By about 8pm, the children were clearly exhausted so we headed home to bed. We had a very wonderful day with family and were truly spoilt. We don't get many days like this and I'm already looking forward to the next event together. 

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for all your support this year.

Gem, Alfie, and Thomas.



  1. Aww! It looks like you all had a fantastic day!
    All the best for 2015 x

  2. Wow, looks like a lovely day! Thanks for linking up with #WeekendBlogHop!


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