Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas @ our place

Christmas has come and gone way too fast! This year we spent Christmas at home with no other family or friends around - just Leon, me and the three kids. We had so much fun and really spent a lot of quality time together.

This is my Goofy Teenage Santa:
And these are his little helpers:

On Christmas eve, the kids and I decided to do a nativity puppet show. Leon was the only human in the audience. Celine decided that all her stuffed animals had to come watch the show as well. I was the director. Michael was the narrator and Céline and Marco the puppet masters.

The narrator:

The cast:

The props and cast back stage (behind the bar counter):

The audience:

After the show we had Céline's favourite food - lasagna - for dinner. After dinner I took the kids out for ice cream and a drive around town to watch all the Christmas lights that the people have up in the gardens.

When we got back home it was time for Santa's little helpers to hand out the gifts.

I usually have sweets and an extra little surprise for the kids in their Christmas stockings on Christmas morning. This year I had an extra surprise waiting for them - a Christmas treasure hunt. I hid 17 different clues around the garden which they had to search for before they found their "treasures".

Céline got a new cellphone while the boys got a Wii. They had so much fun doing the treasure hunt and were over the moon about their extra gifts.

I feel so relaxed! Last night I even had time for a little scrapping. I finished this page that I started with a while ago at scrapclub.
Today I plan to do a little re-organisation in my scraproom and hopefully get a little more scrapping done too. I also want to pay a visit to as many of my bloggy friends blogs as possible.

I hope that all of you had an equally great Christmas with your families.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh we had lasagna too!!!!! How funny!!! :):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos and love love love the scrap page!!!!! WOWWWWWWWWWWW!!! Looks like U had a FAB holiday! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sophia said...

Sometimes it is just nice being just with ourselves, I love the treasure hunt idea...

Glad you all had a great time!!!

Desire Fourie said...

It really looked like a special Xmas celebration. Loving your layout. Wishing you a wonderful and happy 2010.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Merry Christmas to the lovely family.

SABEE said...

Merry Christmas Mich, looks like you had a fab one !!! Lots of Love

Lynette said...

I love it that you had all this planned for your family...looks as if you had a lot of fun.

GREAT layout...I might just have to scraplift this beauty.

Your kit will be mailed today.

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