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Youth is wasted on the young.

Monday, 27 December 2010

So This Was Christmas: 2010

I can't believe how long it has taken me to post this. I blame the new imac. And transferring files. And iphoto. I really blame iphoto :-)

The Baby Angel was really excited about Christmas this year.

I'm not all that sure why.

The Santa mystery has well and truly gone now. *sigh*
And yet we must still leave a stocking and mince pies and milk.

And sit up after Midnight service looking at all the presents under the tree.

Until Santa (aka mother) demands that bedtime is here in order for her job to be completed before exhaustion carries her off to her own bed.

And then Christmas morning arrives and the siblings all make it here by 11am. How has the BA contained herself???

Small Boy does the honours.

Everyone seems happy with their loot.

Yes, that's 12 year old happy.

Arizaphale, in a concerted show of determination cooks the entire Christmas lunch, including this frozen chocolate, fruit pudding confection.

The enthusiastic crowd are enraptured.

Next time they can have Angel Delight.

But Himself declared it a great Christmas lunch and brought me some Christmas roses from the garden.

So it was all worthwhile.

And there you have it. A quiet, family Christmas at the Flaming Sword household.

Later, the BA and I started a jigsaw.

Cos after all, if no one will play charades with you it's not really Christmas is it?


Colleen said...

I love the photos even more with words.
: )

Brittany said...

I agree with Colleen! :) Looks like it was a beautiful Christmas!

Mid Sis said...

Aw big sis, looks fab, we missed you guys so much here and the charades aren't the same without you. Funny thinking of frozen puddings when we're eating hot ones with custard! Xxx

Arizaphale said...

Colleen: I know, but iphoto publishes photos STRAIGHT to facebook so it is too tempting to take the easy way out.

Brittany: not sure if I would use the word 'beautiful' but it was at least peaceful and relatively stress free :-)

Middle Sis: Maybe next year, *sigh*.

Maggie said...

Looks like a fabulous holiday -- I hope that BA never loses her love of Christmas!

nan-chin said...

THAT plate (green-blue one)!

Really nostalgic seeing it.

Arizaphale said...

Haha! yes, especially, carefully chipped for your eating pleasure :-). I hate throwing things out.