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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

December 25. Day 360. Merry Christmas

Some things really improve with age.
I am the first to admit that not everything is glorious about being the parent of a teenager but on Christmas morning it is definately better to have a 14-year-old than a four year old.
My darling came ambling into the bedroom just before 8am.
In previous years it has been earlier, much much earlier,
Bleary eyed and barely focused we've watched as the youngster opened the Santa sack to see what is inside.
Some years, if we were lucky, we might get back to sleep. Many other years we were trying to assemble or desperately searching for batteries.
This year, there were no batteries and no assmbling a sleep in AND an afternoon sleep. And there are presents, the turkey and the pool. After a long hot day jumping in was a treat for all.
Taking the plunge were Jessica, Scarlett, Connor and Cleo.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

20 comments:

  1. my youngest this year ( today anyway) is 28 and I didnt get up till 8.30 and then went for a shower before I came down stairs and then something to eat before he opened his pressie

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    1. Sorry...looks like you are having a lot of fun, not quite that warm here.Merry Christmas to you all

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  2. A brilliantly timed capture! I haven't got older children so can't compare, but I absolutely loved everything to do with having a three year old and his magical belief.

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    1. It is ture that there is a real magic with the little ones

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  3. How wonderful to be able to do this on Christmas day! Hope this snap finds its way to Country Kids too. Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

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  4. Very fitting to have a Christmas water picture from you. Don't know how you managed to get this shot.

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  5. Brilliant shot, I bet it was a bit warmer than our boxing day swim.

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  6. What a brilliant thing to do on Christmas Day! There we all were with colds, wrappers up inside with the heating on! A brilliant photo and I have so enjoyed your posts this year, both words and photos!

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    1. Thanks. Considering backing up for another year. What are your plans?

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  7. Great shot! An Australian Christmas definitely has appeal - ours was just wet in a different way!

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  8. What a wonderful way to spend Christmas! Glad you all have a great day- I'm dreading my little ones turning into the child I was at Christmas!

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  9. Great shot, outdoor pool at Christmas! It was odd for us this year, youngest son is in Oz too and sent us a piccie of him on the beach at Runaway Bay!

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  10. Great timing. Sounds like you had a great Christmas

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  11. Love this pic, it exudes fun!! In the sun - lucky you!!

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  12. Love the action shot! And congratulations on your lie-in :-)

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  13. I have both (well 16, 9, 5 and 3) and it's usually me getting them up early. Must be beautiful to have a long sunny day for Christmas.

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  14. Great shot Happy New Year. Well done on completing Project 366 x

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  15. What an amazing Christmas shot! I have so enjoyed seeing your photos this year they have been inspirational. Happy new year x x

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  16. Great photo

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