Thursday, 27 December 2012
Roast Lamb, Pork and a Turkey - oh my!!
A day full of decadence, wonder and lots of laughter - Matilda surrounded by so much love, adoring Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles on both sides spoiling her completely rotten!
Tilly quickly became an expert and ripping off the wrappings, taking a quick peek at the surprise inside, before quickly turning her attention to the next mysterious parcel waiting in the pile...The thrill of taring up those papers and ribbons was definitely her favourite part, and so funny to watch!
With so much activity and 'newness' to absorb, she completely wore herself out by 10am - she slept right through Christmas lunch, and well in to the afternoon...
Truthfully it felt amazing to be able to indulge in a leisurely and decadent feast bub-free - meals were eaten while still hot, nothing ended up down my front, and an extra bottle of wine was consumed and savoured...
Tils did gobble down her share of roast vege upon waking, quickly revived for Round 2 at the in law's.
We are so lucky to have both our families here with us in Canberra, making it possible to share Christmas Day with all our loved ones. Last year's routine of Breaky at home (just Tils, the Boy and I), then Lunch at my Mum's, followed by Dinner at the In Law's worked a treat this time round, and I think will continue as the itinerary from here on in... Tilly certainly found it all very exciting, as all her favourite people kept appearing throughout the day, each baring more treats and affection.
As was the tradition in my family growing up, we also lit candles, sipped on champas and watched Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve - I loved this as a child, clutching my candle votive and singing along, feeling the excitement build for what would follow in the morning.. I hope Tilly too will be hooked.
What a magical Christmas it was...hope yours was too x