Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas in Paradise

Its been a bit wet - not as wet as some, but if you want to see where all that water flowed...

Good thing we weren't planning a picnic in the park - or indeed a boat ride....

that chain in the distance - yeah, where the boats are launched from.

Our first opening was actually last night. This awesome book arrived for the girls - The Night Before Christmas has always been a favourite in this house, but the added bonus of it being in Grandberta's voice makes it exquisite.

'Salina spent nearly 20 minutes in a queue for this to be wrapped by the charity ladies in the mall, about 16 hours anticipating and

2 minutes "helping" Paris unwrap a surefire winner.

Not that there was a lack of things to be unwrapped this morning... We all scored well,
ate well and got to view far too many Christmas Day movies. Note to self - no matter how cynical this hard shell of the outside of me pretends to be, it only takes 10 seconds to find tears welling if Santa gets his way...



or looking back to how far we have all come, baby...

Merry Christmas to all from Paradise XX

5 comments:

Debby said...

Love the pictures. Kids came into the store shopping for their siblings, and I love that. They're so excited.

Leenie said...

Wow! You do have an abundance of water! Hope all the rain stays out of houses and stores.

Yes, it looks like Santa did well by you and yours. Having a baby around really makes the passage of time seem more profound.

Crazed Nitwit said...

Merry Christmas! Be glad your house isn't sliding down a cliff life those in Southern California this week!

Hugs and love!

Jayne said...

Merry Chrissy, glad to see you haven't been swept away in the watery excitement! :)
Wow, Paris has grown so much :)

BUSH BABE said...

Your pressies are all still waiting patiently here... the most stretched-out Christmas of all-time!
:-)
BB