Saturday, 26 December 2009

2009 - an unforgettable Christmas...

I still have no energy to write a witty account of our slightly dodgy Christmas, so here are the photos. Not shown is the hour long walk up to the Visitation at the end of the day in accordance with the new Giorgi tradition of hunting out snow on Christmas day ("if there is no snow in town, we'll walk up a bit higher and find some", proudly declared the inventor of this tradition). This first attempt ended in tantrums, arguments, cold feet and not a scrap of snow. Also not shown was the four of us snuggling up in bed at the end of the day to watch Daddy Long Legs, a new generation of Leslie Caron fans is born! And last, but, oh my, certainly not least, very definitely not shown, is Jasper's impressive vomit in his bed at about 10pm on Christmas night...

Opening the Christmas stockings


What a surprise - instead of leaving papillottes (special chocolates that Father Christmas *always* leaves in the french kids' slippers under the trees) he left special chocolate North Pole money (note: no matter how sick you are, it is your responsibility as a mother to ensure there is a packet of papillottes in the house. Finding out that you only imagined a bag hidden in the bedroom at 1030pm on Christmas Eve is simply not good enough....)


Very happy (if slightly under the weather) kids. A long-awaited Thunderbird Island for Jasper and a Toadstool Fairy house for Lily (not shown) which sadly will have to go back to Santa's workshop to fix its lights and sounds (despite two hours of determined fiddling by David)

"My tummy hurts..."

Now, watch out for my brand new wine glasses as you pull those crackers (not that I had the stomach to actually drink any wine)

Lily perked up enough to admire the table setting

We had the bûche de Noël for a late goûter after our hike up the hill, and yes, I was so wrecked, we served them straight out of their cardboard boxes...

2 comments:

Rosebank Magic said...

It sounds as though you were all lucky to make it through the day.
Its lovely to have the photos even if you do all look a bit jaded.

Anonymous said...

Wow what beautiful christmas photos. I love the christmas eve photo at the table and the letters to santa. Well I hope you are all feeling better. Soldiering on and all that. Hugs Mimi