Oh where did those 2 days disappear?
Firstly a thank you to all who read and also commented on my pre Christmas chat. I hope that you all had a wonderful day with those you love and possibly those you may not (depending on the family/friend relationships that were gathered at your table).
Our Boxing Day is drawing to an end with another day of good food and good company.
Yesterday we went to my brothers for lunch I’m driving as Mr. S with his ‘boot’ cannot. Picked up Mr. S’s stepfather P and then daughter B and her husband E (sorry possibly confusing you with all these letters).
Arriving and organising the entree (fresh prawns cooked in chilli & sesame oil) with home made garlic mayonnaise, a roasted capsicum and Thai dipping sauces.
The rest of the family arrived brother P after picking up Mumma & Pop Penguin, nephews D his wife D and S and his wife E and their new babies Mia and Charlize.
K then entered without J…but she was calm and seemed relaxed.
Highlights of the day
The food, prawns, glazed BBQ leg of ham and turkey, salads.
Desserts of small puddings or individual trifles, with cream, custard, puréed rhubarb, meringue and home made shortbread.
The Kris Kringle gift giving, where we were given numbers, taking it in turns to choose a generic gift, then having the opportunity to steal what we preferred from someone else (mumma p got grumpy when her baileys Irish cream liquer vanished)
Playing darts outside with all the boys in the family.
This also included garden darts…trying to spear a leaf across the lawn, from over our heads, blindfolded, between our legs.
Taking family photos, pulling silly faces and crazy positions.
Cuddling the two babies and being able to settle them and get them sleeping (haven’t lost the knack it seems)
Receiving a weekend get-a-way with Mr.S in February in Victoria (destination unknown) & a Fitbit (a watch that tells you calories burned, sleep patterns etc)
Watching my girls K and B talking and son in law E.
Watching them laugh and share and K joining in the day.
and in the in betweens
Mumma P getting cranky that no one was singing carols, throughout the conversations held at the table.
Pop feeling useless that he had to be helped to walk and be seated.
We forgot to buy Bon Bons and sit with our silly paper hats!
I hope you had an amazing two days.
So what were your highlights and in-betweens, if you’d like to share?