I spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at my sister Melanie's home.
On Christmas Eve my brother and his family also called, we exchanged presents and they stayed for tea, Auntie Beryl was also there.
Then it's present opening time.
and homemade soup for tea time !
Then it's early to bed for the kids and late to bed for the adults and try to get to sleep before Santa visits !
Awake at 7.30ish, that is the latest time so far - in the past I think it has been between 4.30 and 6.30. I hear the kids coming down the stairs and I'm ready to get up, I sit on the edge of the bed, then when Mel says 'see if Auntie Stephanie is awake' the kids open the bedroom door and I'm ready to go, I say 'has Santa been, can we get up yet !'
It's fab watching the kids open their Santa pressies - oohing and aahing as each gift is unwrapped.
Also a bit of fun at the table -
Brother-in -law John is a great help to me all year and even on Christmas Day he has his chores to do !
model their new clothes !,
Many, many thanks to my sister Melanie and brother-in-law John for including me in all the festivities.