Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Can we have Christmas again tomorrow.......

This was what Louis asked me this morning in bed.
No, nope, no way - I need a year to recover!


Christmas baking on Christmas Eve - what was I thinking! I nearly didn't get it all done - even with all my little helpers!


Gingerbread - mmmm quite nice really. Up the top are what we call 'Emily's Star Biscuits' as these are her favourites. We've been making them for a few years now. Sometimes we ice them but this year we chocolated them (see below).


Very yummy and very easy.


Making the gingerbread house. This was Emily's first year of making one of these and she learnt a lot from the experience - namely to give herself more time (this was made on the afternoon of Christmas Eve and she wanted to take it along to the Christmas Eve celebration at my mum and dad's house).


The end result was quite nice though even if it wasn't the original plan - she didn't have time to let the icing dry and it was hard to get the lollies to stick!


Here are the boys at our Christmas Eve celebration at Oma and Opa's house. We always give out the gifts on Christmas Eve - I think it is a European tradition. The boys are wearing the Christmas t-shirts that I managed to get done just in the nick of time!


I don't know if you can see, but I have sewed a woolen felt star onto a t-shirt and back stitiched around the edge in silver thread. Very simple but quite cute.

Okay, I best get back to my post Christmas tradition of doing very little. The house has been trashed, but it can all wait until tomorrow for today I must rest.

Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas.

Cheers
l
x

13 comments:

de vliegende koe said...

Oh, Louis should come to live with us in Holland, we have two Christmas Days! Today is about visiting friends or staying home with your own little family, and walks in the parks/forests or on the beach, dinner and recovering from First Christmas Day. There are only a few countries that celebrate two days, like Germany, Belgium and I guess Denmark too!
To be honoust I would settle for only one day!!

luv Abby said...

Wow-o-wow... what a wonderful day you guys have had.... I luv emily's house it looks awesome.... the boys look soooo gorgeous in there t-shirts which look fantastic....
And those biscuits..... yum....
enjoy you rest..
luv Abby

Jenny said...

Hi there, Glad to see you had a wonderful day and you were certainly very busy and productive before hand! The biscuits look yummy and that Gingerbread house is fantastic! The tshirts are a cute idea too! Hope you have recovered! :)

Mirre said...

I love the boys' shirts and Emily's gingerbread house!

stephanie said...

Cookies look great and the ginger bread house wow emily did a great job.

Madeleine said...

What more can be said? WOW!! How on earth did you fit all that in?? I feel down-right lazy now...but the boys did look adorable helping hand out presents, and the house looked (and tasted) amazing, and you so totally deserve a rest after all that you got done!

Now to start looking at those quilting supplies...

karenjane said...

christmas was great but i can definately wait till next december for another one!! great to see you all again and i dont think benny was too scared lol:) i was mighty impressed with emilys gingerbread house and your choc coated stars look sooooo good!!

randi---i have to say said...

You were a busy, busy girl!

I too can wait for next year until we do this again! I love Christmas but when it is done, I am happy to pack it all up!

Becky-Dee said...

yep, yr 11 next year.

Sounds like you had a great christmas! I love ginger bread yum yum yum.

emma said...

oh, your christmas treats look so gorgeous, they certainly put mine to shame!Thanks for all your well-wishes lately, Levin, hopefully I'll be able to stop whining soon, and have some good news to report! Happy new year to you and your family!

corry said...

Sounds like you had a marvelous Christmas! I like the gingerbread house..so sweet! It must be almost New year in Australia now...Happy New year!!

Angela-Brambleberries said...

it looks like you had a fantastic time, those biscuits looked yummy could just do with one now and a nice cup of coffee. Have a great New Year!

Angela xx

pink-petal-designs said...

mmmmmm, those biscuits looks lovely !!
Happy new year to you and your family and all the very best for 2008!
Love Sarah x