Having safely arrived, we busied ourselves with decorating the place, ready for the big day. And Christmas day itself started earlier for some than others! Ethan woke at 2am, at 3am had a sneaky peek downstairs to see if Santa had been, and then fell asleep again at 6am. Luke started clock watching at 5am. So 6.45am was the latest we could drag it out to!
Presents were opened at varying rates of knots! And before sunrise there was lego building happening!
The rest of the time there was filled with wonderful activity, lots of card playing, along with games such as Quirkle, and Settlers of Catan (yeah, we eventually got our heads around it, and have fallen in love with it)
The obligatory WarHammer battle
And lots of reading. Luke got a "how to build a go-kart" book, so is now requesting a trip to B and Q!
A trip to a local-ish park, very soggy, but very much enjoyed.
It was another wonderful family Christmas. I loved the fact there was no internet, games consoles or even telly. But as soon as we got back home, old habits returned! I am determined however to be strict with myself, and lead by example in limiting screen time.