You spend weeks preparing for it and it's over in the blink of an eye. A blink of an eye during which you run around like a mad person, eat too much ham and if you're the Pyjamas Clan gallop around from place to place trying to appease as many family members as possible with your shining presence.
Highlights of our day included:
Yummy Breakfast -organised by Mr. P
Caramel Popcorn courtesy of a recipe from P at The Way I Sew It. It was a big hit. Thanks P.
Little P instigating the annual Pyjamas Clan water fight yesterday. Actually he had a water fight with himself and a trigger hose and learnt about cause and effect. Yes- if you press the trigger when you're facing the hose towards you - you will get blasted by water spray. It's good to know he's all for tradition. Sorry no pictures- because I was too busy laughing.
Mr. P opening "Futurama" and getting excited about the prospect of being able to sit and watch 38 solid hours of TV because I gave my permission for him to do exactly that by giving him this gift . I think he's already on episode 14.
Miss Pyjamas Pyjamas. I think she's fabulous all the time.
Miss P all excited because I actually knew what her favourite perfume was. When will she learn I'm her mother and I know everything?
Guess who is going to the Kellie Wulfsohn 2 day workshop next year? Hopefully I'll remember to brush my hair before I go. Isn't my husband thoughtful? He's already planning what to do with two whole days to himself. It was hard to tell who was more excited.
Little P's electric train was a BIG hit. He spent the afternoon trying to run us all over and tooting the horn every 5 seconds.
My Mum " But how do you work this webcam dodad ?"
My sister apparently saw this and fell to her knees in thanks in the middle of the shop at having found me the perfect present.
Sister of Pyjamas being amazed at my craftiness.
Extreme Sports. That's my sister in law and Miss P playing totem tennis and working off lunch and dinner (which was mostly chocolate )
I completely forgot to take pictures of the food because I was too busy eating. We had lamb , beef and pork roasted on a spit , ham and salads, and Weber Pavlova's with mango and strawberries.
I was quite thankful when 10.00 pm arrived and Mr. P and I found ourselves alone at home doing the "peace" part of Christmas watching Futurama on DVD and falling asleep on the lounge until 4.30am then staggering off to bed.
And now, I'm looking forward to a couple of days of playing around in my sewing room working on some of these.
I hope your day was Merry and Bright. I'm kind of glad that's done for another year and that we all survived. Next stop - 2011!
P.S. It's 3.40 pm and I'm still in my pyjamas . No point getting out of them now right?