Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Christmas love

Who doesn't love Christmas? You get to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest. You eat your weight in food. And if you have kids, there's nothing better than experiencing the wonder of Santa, decorations, Christmas lights and the spirit of giving through their eyes. 

There's all the excitement in the lead up to Christmas day and then the wide eyes and squeals of delight on Christmas morning. It was priceless. 

This year Ava really got right into the Christmas spirit. She was super excited about Santa coming, often trying to negotiate when he would come. Me, "14 more sleeps until Santa comes." Ava, "Three more sleeps?" She likes to think everything is up for negotiation. Aghhhh!

She helped decorated our tree and was thrilled to decorate Grandma's tree all by herself. I even had to let go of my preference for no tinsel on the tree. Ava is a big tinsel fan! 

Ava even loved Christmas shopping. She would track Santa down at every shopping centre we visited to ask him for a new scooter. She loved choosing and wrapping pressies for family and for charity and she sang so many Christmas carols I thought my ears may start to bleed. So I'd have to put this one down as my best Chistmas ever. 

So here I am on Christmas night. Tummy full and bloated, house trashed, fridge full of left overs and I couldn't be happier. 

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