In our little village by the river, every year the local volunteer Fire Brigade come around on the weekend before Christmas & they have a special guest with them - Santa. He stops around the neighbourhood & visits all the boys & girls & hands out bags of lollies. (70 this morning!)
What a great haul this was.
We were 2 doors over from our place, with 5 families altogether. Three of them have children in BJ's class so we all see each other all year. But all do go to the local school except for the littler ones of course.
We stayed all morning after Santa left & then had a few treats like icy poles!
Presents to open!
Egg & spoon race. DJ thought this was pretty cool. He'd never done this before & soon got the hang of it.
Even a 3-legged race.
A barbeque lunch, water play under the sprinkler, a pinata packed full of more sugar than 13 children should eat (so I had better help out!), so much sun, so much water & sunscreen,
Oh & some good dessert!
What a great start to Christmas. Such a great day for a children's Christmas party with some great friends.
Well I have joined my squares & got the borders on. It's done! Phew... Not loving it yet. Sick of it I think. It needs to do some serious stretching still. I need to throw it around a bit to make it do that. Then the squares will all fit together properly.
Gee, Douglas keeps me up late some nights! I forget about him & then last minute I have to make a miracle happen!
But when BJ told my hairdresser on Saturday that "We have a real elf at home!!!" & then proceeded to tell her some of the things he had done this week, it made it all worthwhile again, late nights & all.
Selfies... covered the group of pictures of the boys with himself!
(love this, it looks really cool!)
This was a good one, that on doing a search on Pinterest made me get to work. Based on Minecraft (which is BJ's favourite thing) I found the Santa head printable. I did make it bigger in a document though. Then I very roughly & quickly covered some wooden blocks in green. They are Grass blocks or something I believe. Also made a pink one, the pig - not very piggy looking but oh well, at 10pm I didn't really care! BJ loved the Minecraft Elf.
So he went for a really long roll around the house inside a roll of toilet paper! The paper went twice as far as the picture shows! lol
We haven't had tree lights for a really long time. Douglas brought some last night.