So a few days before Christmas the children came over and made mince pies and melting snowman biscuits.
|Bob using my new food processor|
|adding faces to his biscuits|
|Fifi making mince pies|
Once they have finished baking we made some Christmas crackers to put on the table for Christmas.
|here are the crackers we made|
We started with another tradition the following year and decided we all enjoyed it that much we would carry it on. This started because my daughter had moved into rather a small flat and there wasn't room for everybody and she wanted to spend her first Christmas in her new house and not somewhere else. So we decided that rather than taking the children's presents to them on Christmas Day we would see them on Christmas Day spend some time with them but bring them to our house the following day and do Christmas all over again with presents from our family with us all there.
So we have carried on with this tradition. The children get the best of both worlds this way, my daughter also gets a break from them and they have another day of fun.
So as usual we popped over on Christmas Day and spent some time with them.
|playing with their mountain of presents|
|Fifi with Minky in his Christmas outfit|
|Granny Nan and Dinky|
|Granddad and Xander|
On Boxing Day we went round to pick them up and bring them over. We sat and waited on Auntie H and her OH coming over.
So Bob wanted to use his new camera, so he took one
|yes we are a touch mad, but happy|
and then granddad took one
Once the other visitors arrived we started with the present unwrapping.
|assembling the map jigsaw|
We pulled the home made crackers at lunch time, and we all wore our hats.
As Auntie T could not make it down for Boxing Day the children had a third day of fun, on the friday.
When Auntie T came down the children, all four of them, along with mum and dad cameover.
|Bob on his scooter from Auntie T|
|G and Minky|
|Auntie T and Dinky|
|playing with a keyboard app on their tablets and phones|
So three days of fun was had, three days of memories, memories I want to log on my blog for everybody to look back on one day.
Hope everybody else had a nice Christmas.