and the annual waistline expansion project is well underway.
White Choc Rocky Road the current favourite.
Unfortunately, during this time of peace and goodwill,
sibling disharmony is rife.
So gratifying to see that despite their differences, there are still some well wishes being offered.
Matthew has commenced annual holidays and we welcome our Dad back to the fold.
Three weeks without the phone permanently attached to his ear,
that's the true miracle of Christmas.
Time for children,
late afternoon lawn skirmishes,
and lessons in tactics.
Perfect to burn the few extra kilojoules currently being consumed.
Gingerbread house construction
and has already been
This year's effort
including a Christmas Tree,
and the complete family.
Note the startling resemblance, me with flower in hair, Dad looking like Elvis.
With Santa Clause 1, 2 and 3 all featuring on television this week, the sofa bed has been pulled out more than one night to allow for a superior television viewing experience.
There's also been a little work,
with a couple of days spent at Bottle Tree.
And I don't just stand around, hands on hips.
But I wouldn't like to get the brand on the wrong butt.
Sal worked the backyard,
Jess kept them coming up the crush
and Wal cooked, while Sarah photographed.
A flat tyre on the way home was just what everybody needed.
tyring tiring actually.
We also fit in an afternoon of fishing,
with Dad constantly warning children
to stay clear of the water's edge
due to recent croc sightings.
Makes for a very peaceful afternoon.
There've been more new babies for Christmas,
and yesterday, the arrival home of this old girl.
who will be seen chugging through the rocks and wallabies in weeks and months to come.
And of course there was more kid-cooking.
And as the week before Christmas comes to an end,
I wish everybody a wonderful Christmas,
filled with love and laughter.