Sunday, 28 December 2008

So. I Am Back.

We're back in town after a week away. How quickly that week of holidays passed and tomorrow we're back into the grind. Ho-hum. We had a magical Christmas, the first where the Doctor really understood what was going on. The burning excitement. I remember it well. Can't sleep. Butterflies. The Doctor was sure he heard Santa whirring through the sky. Perhaps it wasn't a helicopter, maybe it was the fat man himself in a hotted up sleigh.

We had a wonderful time with my parents. I didn't want to leave. But when we did finally have to leave, we left with more than a handful of wonderful memories.

- a frivolous and very fun water fight punctuated with hearty laughter
- eating waaaay too much beautiful food
- going in search of Christmas lights with a very animated three and a half year old chattering away wearing reindeer antlers
- a baby who smiled the whole way through the festivities
- doting grandparents who cuddled, snuggled, loved and laughed
- ice cream
- a red swing in the grapevine
- a fast red tricycle Santa kindly left for the Doctor
- the naughty reindeer eating all the food and knocking over the water bucket on their way out
- a great-grandmother wearing a pale pink paper crown
Christmas. You just can't beat it, can you?


Leonie said...


Sarah said...

Sounded like a fantastic time away : o )

Michelle said...

You just can't beat fantastic Christmas memories like these!

Loz and Dinny said...

too special

Leni and Rose said...

Sounds like an absolutely perfect Christmas! You're right, you can't beat this time of year...hanging our with family and friends and just having fun!

cindy said...

Glad to see you are back and that you had a great time! I love that the boys are at the getting it age. So much fun.

Catherine said...

Sounds wonderful, christmas' like that are the best, especially with excited children.