Friday, March 1, 2013

Christmas 2012

It's Immy's first Christmas! So, of course, we took her to see Santa. It started off a little rough when Santa announced his arrival by loudly ringing a bell, starling Immy from her nap. She's a trooper though and quickly rallied.

Immy is super adorable in her special Christmas dress. It was naptime, so she wasn't super into photos.

We went to the children's service at a local church. The service featured a youtube video of the Bethlehemian Rhapsody, which is a musical telling of the Christmas story performed by puppets and set to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Pretty epic. Seriously, check it out-

We forgot to take a picture of our Christmas eve feast (roast spatchcocks), but we did snap a picture of our fancy dessert. These are roasted apples stuffed with pecans, figs, cheese, and maple syrup. Amazingly good, and Olivia showed her knife skills when we realized we didn't own an apple corer.

Look at that present explosion underneath the tree. We're going to kind of miss our ridiculous fake, silver tree.

Now we know that Immy is way too young to understand Christmas, but she woke up that morning super excited. Like too excited to eat. She was probably just recognizing everyone else's excitement and reflecting that, but it was super cute. She was ready for some Jackson present madness.

Hey, hey, what do you have there? Is that for me!?

Hey look! A cup with your name on it, we won't find that in the States very often! It was getting close to nap time so Immy was rapidly losing steam.

After the presents came the feast! This year's table featured roast leg of lamb, mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, prawn and avocado salad, roast pumpkin and walnut salad, and a mango and blueberry fruit salad. Mmmmmmmmmmmm, delicious.

To be clear, Immy did not get an iPad. That would be ridiculous, she is a baby. Olivia did, and took a picture of a very excited baby next to the box. Think we can get Apple to make this the center of their next ad campaign?

Merry Christmas everyone! See you back in the States this time next year.

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