Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day

Uncle Jonathan - who wanted and received pipebenders for Christmas?!!

Aunty Alex showing us her Uggs

 Master Chef, Master Decorator, Master Organiser, Master Nanna

Bryony caught in headlights, Abigail playing with the box!

not sure what the sly look was for

Aunty Alex with her boyfriend, Chris, and two best friends Lizzy and Emma, who I must say love my kids like family!

Christmas Morning

Santa Claus (that's Father Christmas while you're in England please) delivered presents to the bottom of Nanna's staircase! Abigail had written to him earlier in the month to explain that she "would not be at my Arizona house" - (a note that I will keep forever because it has her first real, unattended, no-help writing). She was very concerned about the logistics involved for Santa and, accordingly, very relieved that he figured it all out and delivered as promised.

little pile for each sister

most wished-for gift

second most wished-for gift

Nanna bought this one - I think she was hoping for help in the kitchen later that day

Friday, December 23, 2011

Out and About in London

waiting on the platform for the train

come on, really, where IS that train?!

Christmas in the City

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Grandad's Favourite Time - Breakfast

Aunty Natalie's House

Lunch at Aunty Natalie's house

Merry Christmas!

Today I will complete the crazy process of shipping 8000+ toys to boys & girls all over the country (along with the awesome team of staff that work for me). Tomorrow I will start my well-deserved Christmas break!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to All

At 9pm tomorrow night the four of us will be on here, on our way to London for the holidays - I'm so excited!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Arsenal Football Club

Jake got to experience his first Arsenal game! The English take their football very seriously and the loyalty to a club passes from generation to generation. You can feel it in the atmosphere at a game - something I experienced often with my dad as a teenager but obviously not so much these days! We had a brilliant time and came back to Arizona promising to try to follow the season from here.