We celebrated Christmas with Nanny and Grandad in Wales (we were lucky to get there, what with the snow and the breaking down car). Lots and lots of presents for everyone, of course, and plenty of food - plus our biennial visit to church.
George's present from Nanny and Grandad was his very own camera - and the results of his first efforts were actually very impressive: To be fair, there were also a fair few photos of the floor, but not every shot can be perfect, that's why someone invented digital photography!
Mummy kept herself amused during those long nights of TV soaps by making a Gingerbread House - well, decorating it anyway. After making all those mini ones before Christmas I didn't feel the need to start from scratch with this one.
George was delighted to be told that he was allowed to eat the Gingerbread House, and dived straight in:
And since his present from Mummy and Daddy was an iPod Touch, George started working on his impression of a teenager, lounging around in his pyjamas mid-morning, engrossed in video games:
It looks like we might be in for a White Christmas. Possibly the first one I have ever seen in the South. It has been a bit of a nuisance really, especially as our car has chosen this week to develop a fault which means we keep breaking down in the freezing cold.
So this is what our house looks like in the snow:
With George and Daddy looking out of the bedroom window at crazy Mummy freezing in the snow outside so she could take a photo:
Now, I don't mind at all when George makes a beeline for the girly dressing up clothes at Conker Club, and I have no objection to him tottering around in the gold strappy sandals. But this porn star pose might just be a step too far!
Today we celebrated Christmas with Mummy's family - Nanny, Grandad, Uncle Steven, Auntie Lindsay and Cousin Erin. There was lots of food, including a delicious traditional Christmas Dinner made by Daddy and including homemade cranberry sauce, bread sauce and stuffing. Mummy made tea and also created little table decorations of miniature gingerbread houses and heart decorations for everyone to decorate. These are the finished articles:
As well as lots of food, there was also lots and lots of presents. I would have needed a wide-angled lens to fit them all in, but here is just one corner of the room pre-unwrapping:
Christmas Fair at the O2 - really just an excuse for mummy and daddy to go to the Rodizio Rico and eat far too much meat (and not enough of their yummy garlic bread because they never make enough to satisfy me!)
George on the carousel - I quite like the blurring effect on the photo.
Santa (again) - surprisingly this was free, there was no queue, and Santa gave George a little net of chocolates. Fabulous!
This morning was the last session of "Whippersnappers" before Christmas, and George got to dress up as a reindeer! Then we went off to IKEA to buy some plates, and unexpectedly encountered Father Christmas. He gave George a cuddly cat, which he is holding in the photo. They had a nice long chat - just as well there wasn't a queue.
Still in IKEA, George treated mummy to a rendition of a new song about Father Christmas getting stuck in the chimney - he is uncharacteristically quiet in the video so you might need to turn the sound up!
The first advent present - not a roaring success to begin with. George declared it "boring" until he realised that the Thomas the Tank Engine "jibbitz" weren't just part of a bracelet, but could be attached to his fluffy crocs.