Friday, 30 December 2011

Christmas Eve

Our Christmas baking started with a chocolate Guinness cake. This is one of hubby's favourites so will be baked for years to come :)

The children all tracked santa. They got the globes out to double check where he was :)
Tracking santa has been a wonderful addition to our Christmas eve traditions. It is both exciting and at the same time calming. It allows them to have a structure to all the excitement which seems particularly important to B. It also helps with their geography :)
Kiki drew a Christmas dinosaur
Googs helped me make a lemon meringue pie
Kiki helped set the Christmas eve table. We had family over to our house for Christmas eve this year. It was fun to run around and get everything ready.
Choux pastry waiting to be baked
We lit a fire to make it all cosy when everyone arrived.

My Mom made this delicious gammon.

Everyone wanted to sit in the dining room around the food table. We all ate happily off our knees. Hours of cooking and baking and, in only a few minutes, its all gone :)

After supper we went to Mass. We came back home to eat pudding
Once everyone left the children put their sacks under the tree

And they put out a snack for santa and reindeer
The kids then practically ran off to bed, (the only time they will ever do that). And when we checked back later we discovered that santa had been!

1 comment:

Pip said...

lovely!! so much wonderful family time. just what Christmas should be about! We also tracked santa this year on the Norad site! great fun!!