Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our Christmas in photos {part two}

Christmas morning I awoke to Dylan's face beside mine. "Mum!" he said in his best stage whisper. "Mum! Can we get up yet?" I opened one eye and looked at the alarm clock. It was 5:51 a.m. I managed to put him off for a few minutes, but by 6 we were up. My dad was always the first one up on Christmas morning when we were kids, ho-ho-ho-ing and full of excitement, and I am much the same {but again, have learned my lesson and will never leave wrapping until Christmas Eve ever again! 4 1/2 hours sleep is nowhere near enough}

So, anyway, we got up at the crack of dawn and started our morning in the boys' bedroom, where Santa had left their special bags at the end of their beds, like he does every year {a British tradition, I'm told}. Dylan found the walkie-talkies he'd been wishing for, and all sorts of other goodies, including a slinky!

Sawyer could probably fit right inside his bag!

Then I went downstairs to put on the tea and coffee, and to turn on the Christmas tree lights. The others followed quickly behind. The boys were so excited to see that Santa had enjoyed the snack they'd left, and the reindeer had eaten all the carrots. And look! The stockings have been filled, too!

Ooh! Look at all the lovely presents! {oh, and by the way... we do not have that many blue lights on the tree at all... but for some reason they really show up in all our photos... strange}

Dylan did his own wrapping and tags this year. Isn't this precious?

Cassie sent beautiful gifts, wrapped in blue and red. Dylan guessed right away that there were Cadbury's buttons inside his! {see what I'm saying about the blue tree lights? crazy!}

Sawyer got a Rudolph, with a real light-up nose!

Pugh boys happily opening presents on the couch... and look! The sun has finally come up!

Around 8:30, we took a break from the gifts, and had a lovely breakfast with our neighbour. There were white chocolate gingerbread buns, cinnamon scones and Christmas oranges to eat, tea and coffee and hot chocolate to drink. Such a fun and relaxing way to spend Christmas morning!

By midday we were exhausted and everyone took a nap before getting ready for dinner at my parents' house. But that's another post, and another bunch of photos!

How was your Christmas morning? Did you get up before the sun like we did, or did you sleep in? And was Santa good to you? Do tell!


  1. It looks like a wonderful Christmas morning.

  2. So very cute! I wish my Christmas mornings were still like that. Maybe one day they will be.

  3. their little faces are precious! they were so excited. and i love their christmas pj's. i'm so sorry you had to wake up so early though! i was up 7a, and i thought that was pretty rough. the rest of christmas was pretty fun. i got almost everything i wanted, and yesterday we went shopping with our christmas money. i love new clothes!!! :) i hope your new year's is perfect!

  4. Looks absolutely perfect!!

    Mine was fun, relaxing yet still so busy. The year has flown by and now we are on the brink of 2011.

    Here's to a wonderful and gorgeous New Year! x

  5. Hi Erin!
    It's New Year's Eve and I would like to wish you all the best for 2011, may the New Year bring you love, health and joy and many, many inspirations!
    Thanks for being such a loyal blog follower!
    Talk to you in 2011 !

  6. Ah but did he guess giant buttons - I bet not!! Hee, hee.

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos of just how Christmas morning should be!


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