Tuesday, December 25, 2012

♥♥♥♥ ...


I hope everyone wakes up to a joyful day, filled with family and friends and lots of ♥ love ♥... and chocolate.  *smiles*

As you can imagine, it is bound to be busy here for a while this morning... so I shall go now ... and come back much later in the day with lots of photos.

BUT... here's just ONE for now:

ABOVE:  Santa has been... wonder what time the kids will wake up!
As Lacy is sleeping in the lounge, I doubt any of them will get the chance to rifle through the presents.... ha ha ha.


WARNING!  A gazillion photos ....

 ABOVE:  we had something just a bit special under our tree today.  A wee gift that was not due until January 1st.

 ABOVE: Dante Harvey... 9 days old.

ABOVE: his parents were still half asleep.

 ABOVE: Miss Sienna opening a present...

ABOVE:  Lacy and Keera...

 ABOVE:  The toy dog was bigger than the baby...

 ABOVE:  Sienna loves her doll's pram.

 ABOVE:  First Christmas as parents. 

 ABOVE: Dante opening his present... YEAH RIGHT!  lol

ABOVE:  Bodhi with his favourite present, a teething toy.

ABOVE:  Russell and Sienna opening presents...
Russ has a brand new tattoo on his left leg of a spider and web... it's a bit sore.

ABOVE:  Kind of a mad house.... people and parcels and packaging everywhere...

ABOVE:  Josh got a skateboard, and Haylea really wanted one too... but she didn't think she would get one as they have to watch how much stuff they have to take back to Australia... but her parents got her one anyway.  She was a really happy girl.

 ABOVE:  Russell and Bodhi...

ABOVE: Dante on the new playmat from his Mummy and Daddy...

 ABOVE:  This is a length of fabric that I was given by a very dear friend in America... she knows how much I love fish/nautical stuff!  Thank YOU Linda ♥♥♥, I hope your Christmas goes well and you are surrounded by your lovely family.

 ABOVE:  kids, kids, kids...

 ABOVE:  Bodhi with his Mum and Dad... sorry Tess, crap photo of you!

ABOVE:  Haylea lying on top of her skateboard, and Sienna lying on top of her.  Cute.

 ABOVE:  Steve being a dick... as per usual.

 ABOVE: Sienna in her new dress from Great-Grandma in Australia.

 ABOVE: Lacy and Keera trying out the new Exersaucer...

ABOVE:  Master Bodhi in his Christmas shirt... cute little bugger.

ABOVE:  Tess and her littlies...

 ABOVE: Stew and I got spoilt rotten.

 ABOVE:  happy families...

ABOVE:  pensive... or tired...

 ABOVE:  Kelly and Rena...

ABOVE:   Miss Sienna insisted on a hug from Rena... so sweet.

 ABOVE: I think my lounge is rather full!  But I love it.

 ABOVE:  I'm running out of caption ideas !

 ABOVE:  gifts for the babies from Kelly & Gordon...

ABOVE: more baby gifts from Kelly & Gordon.

ABOVE:  For us from Kelly and Gordon.  The cookbook is really lovely!  And so it the lovely photo of Rena in a dress I made for her last Christmas.  The notepad and pen are rather nice too... will come in handy on me computer desk.

 ABOVE: Kelly, Gordon and Rena... and Miss Sienna walking past.

 ABOVE:  Christmas dinner.  Roast leg of Lamb and potatoes, 3 cooked chickens with stuffing, cold ham and salad. 

 ABOVE:  the girls in me kitchen doing the pre-dinner dishes.

 ABOVE:  dessert:  Pavlova with Cream and Strawberries, Trifle, Ambrosia and fresh pineapple.

ABOVE: Keera meeting Uncle Gordon.

ABOVE:  Getting right in his face... checking him out.

ABOVE:  She didn't scream holy blue murder, so he must have passed muster.

ALL THREE ABOVE: Steve and Bodhi... Bodhi looks a lot like Steve did as a wee baby!

I have more... but blogger has gone on strike!  So maybe by tomorrow I can upload some more!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous day... we are.

End of Day:  left overs for dinner tonight, and I think tomorrow as well!  We always end up with far too much food!
nite nite.


  1. Have a wonderful time.

  2. Anonymous6:49 AM

    Merry christmas to you and your brood Chris...have splendiferous day and I/we really hope you are spoilt rotten, over and over and over again. Much love and special thoughts always, Michele, Gary, Laura and Sarah, here in the gorgeous dry, hot slightly breezy (thank god for the breeze!) Manawatu. xxxx

  3. Very important to have someone reliable on parcel watch
    I hope you have lots of fun

  4. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!!!

  5. Merry Christmas to you and to all of your family!

    It's still Christmas Eve here on the east coast of America.

    I hope you get a few videos of the fun going on at your home.

  6. Happy Christmas have a fantastic day

  7. Merry Christmas to you too Chris :-)

  8. Anonymous9:01 AM

    Merry Xmas Chris to you and your beautiful family.I love the thought of Lacy guarding all the treasure.(presents)lol.
    Hope the weather Gods are kind to you up there today.Another scorcher here today in Hutt Valley.

    Southgirl x

  9. Merry Christmas Chris to you and yours from me and mine.

    I know you'll have an awesome day especially with all those gorgeous grandbabies.

    You certainly have a full house.

    Enjoy your day.xxx

  10. Nancy Medina, Nigeria9:27 AM

    merry chrimbo!

  11. Merry Christmas Chris - Wishing you and your family a wonderful day - at least its not too hot yet! (10.30am)

  12. Merry Christmas. May it be filled with love & laughter & no fights.

  13. Anonymous11:31 AM

    Merry Christmas to you and your whanau. Wishing you all the best for 2013

  14. Have a fab family Christmas.

  15. Time for a snooze but first ....

    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas with lots of laughter.

    Blessings to you and all in your house, especially the babies.

  16. Merry Christmas to you and your family Chris. Enjoy your day and have the wonderful food, wine and companyxx

  17. Looks like it was a great day. Now have a rest theres lots there to do the clean up :)

  18. Anonymous6:50 PM

    Thanks for sharing your photos - I've been waiting all day to see them! Looks like you have had a fab day!!

  19. Merry Christmas! What a busy day!
    Looks like everyone is having a good time :)

  20. Merry Christmas Chris, Stew and family! Your photos are priceless and will always be treasured! What a shame that Mike & Joyce couldn't be with you guys!
    Looks like the 3 babies all had fabulous 1st Christmas' :)

  21. Lovely photos again, Chris. I really like the one of Russell too. Great job. Sure looks like fun at your place! xxx

  22. What a houseful today and what lovely photos of all I love xmas and giving I had just enough today didn't over indulge, and came home satisfyingly content.

  23. Love the photos. Looks like a great day. Leftovers are great, fresh bread to make sandwiches with the meat & mush the veges add egg & flour & spices & call them patties.

  24. Merry Christmas to you all ... lovely photos and fantastic to see you had such a wonderful day :)

  25. Merry Xmas guys, looks like lots of family fun with all the kids and bubs.

  26. I've loved looking at your photos. You sure have a lot going on, how does everyone sleep at night? Where is everyone lying about and not waking each other up? MY you must be busy.

  27. Love the Exersaucer... AKA Baby Containment Unit! Merry Christmas!


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