Monday, December 28, 2009

We had a Lovely Christmas

Our Christmas started with a church service in Darkan on Christmas eve. When we got there I thought there was a great turn-out for the 8:30pm service as the street was lined with cars. But it turned out the young people across the road from the church were having a party! So it was just the usual few faithful who turned up. And us.
Before bed on Christmas eve we allowed the children to open one of their presents, so the girls all slept in their new pyjamas. During the night something magical happened, and Santa made a trampoline appear on the lawn.
Pretty in pink...
The girls jumping on the trampoline.
There were plenty more presents to unwrap before breakfast. Lots of excitement as a skateboard, watch, computer game, earrings, toy cars, books, chocolates and more appeared from the pile of presents.
Then we had to leave them all behind when we got in the car to head to York for a Solly family Christmas.
The long table for 26
The kids with their nine cousins on the Solly side
The kids love dressing up in Nanna's clothes and putting on a play.
We took the obligatory family snap
Then worked it for the camera... 

Later in the afternoon the pool was the most popular place


Rike said...

Love the "worked it for the camera" shot. Jennifers kids did grow up - Emma looks great.

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Cate said...

Wow! Such a big clan of the solly family now! Happy belated Xmas & New Year. Can't believe how much ur oldest girl looks like Jen in her glasses!

Cate x