Kelly's birthday dinner at Squire's Loft on the 23rd kickstarted the food & feasting.
But my poor Dwayne had to work on Christmas Eve, as he does every year, since it's their absolute busiest period. Miranda and I had to wait for him all day and then we excitedly drove down to Nat's for dinner. This was the one with the curry devil and ham. I don't even want to think about just how many slices I had. If it was Christmas everyday with just curry devil and ham, I swear I'd be a full continent because I just cannot resist!
Although we had a great time last year when my siblings were down, Miranda was not quite aware of what was going on to really partake in the fun. On Christmas morning this year, I woke up with a feeling I haven't had since I was a kid. It was time to open presents and I was so excited for Miranda, I quickly woke Dwayne up. We quickly brushed our teeth and sat at the tree. Oh, the feeling! You know it!
Then Dwayne fixed up Miranda's biggest present from us this year, a pink trike. Truth to be told, she was feasting on her blueberries and cheese and watching cartoons with only minor poking here and there when she felt like it. She picked up a tool to "help" him one time but quickly got distracted by Sesame Street.
But when it was finally fixed, she was stoked as anything.
Went for mass at St Francis instead of our usual church for the Boys Choir as we usually do. Came home and I spent some time preparing a Beef & Reef lunch of steak and lobster. We all feasted, napped a good few hours and then it was time to go to Kelly's.
(I mean, a nap with the little one on Christmas Day? Score!!!)
Miranda was so well-rested that she was ready to entertain us all the way. She danced her Gangnam Style. What is with that song that's just made it such a phenomenon? She only watched it a few times before she knew how to do that Matrix-like move, the horse-riding hands and the legwork.
Videos to come very soon! Photos first!
My party girl decked out in a silver shimmery top, silver sequinned clip and silver shoes.
Christmas Eve - totally forgot to take more pictures that day. What a shame!
Miranda thrilled to receive Hoot from Aunty Cass!
The Father works while The Daughter eats.
On her trike.
Lobster and steak.
My darling girl jumping on our bed.
Visiting her Granny Mae (Pat).