Monday, 28 December 2015

Our Christmas Day 2015

It's such a build up to this one day of the year and, just like that, it's all over. I'm so thankful that we are off until 7th of January as I need that time to recover and to exercise. The food. So much food.

The kids woke up at 8am on Christmas morning which we weren't expecting but really appreciated. They came through with their stockings, as they do every year, and opened them in our room. Z had some Minecraft figurines and Miss C had some of the Schleich horses. She loves those animals.

We headed downstairs to the living room, Husband and I armed with a cup of tea and bin bags, and the kids set about opening their presents. Z's main present from Santa was Lego Dimensions which he was so excited about. He had a couple of sets too and books. Lots of books. It always makes me smile that Z gets really excited about receiving books. He loves to read so much. Miss C's main present from Santa was an Our Generation doll and an Our Generation horse. She was also really delighted to receive a pack of Katie Morag books as they are reading them at school.

After the opening of presents came to an end, we got dressed. We decided that we would make it a tradition to wear Christmas jumpers on Christmas day because that's as good a time as any really! We had a light lunch of sandwiches and filo pastry prawns and then played with some of the new toys. My father-in-law popped up with my brother-in-law to hand in presents for the kids.

We headed out for dinner at 4pm. This was our third year going out for Christmas dinner and it was delicious as always. I ordered salmon and sweet potato fish cakes to start, fillet steak with vegetables and roast potatoes for mains and crème brulee for pudding. Husband ordered Cullen skink to start, fillet steak with vegetables and fries for mains and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Z had sirloin steak with fries followed by sticky toffee pudding and Miss C had spaghetti bolognaise followed by sticky toffee pudding. So, so yummy!

After finishing dinner, we headed home to get in to our jammies and watch Stick Man. We loved The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child so we couldn't wait to see this. I didn't think it was as good as the other two but we still enjoyed it.

We went to bed at 9pm as we were all shattered. It was such a wonderful Christmas day.

Here's a short video I made of the day...

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