Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Day 2012 (now with comments)

I'm finally getting around to adding a few comments to this post :) 
 What a lovely sight on Christmas morning! In fact, we felt very loved, and even a little spoiled :)
Both of my 'guys' were very eager to start opening presents with me

We had a shrimp ring for breakfast, among other things like freshly cut pineapple, but that shrimp ring was so awesome, I think we started a new tradition.
Isn't he the sweetest little Santa?
Here's Luke trying on some hot paws from my parents
Circus was actually excited to get into his stocking for once because one of his presents was filled with catnip, wink wink.  Actually, he ruined his surprise by unearthing his catnip pouch a week early. It was hidden away among all my other stashed presents and I came home one day to find his pouch in the middle of the floor, covered in drool and teeth marks.  I was a little disappointed that I missed his first exposure to catnip but was very happy that Circus actually really liked his present, so much so that he sought it out and played with it all by himself. 

Unlike last Christmas, Circus completely ignored all of wrapping paper and instead concentrated on this ribbon.
Isn't this the cutest, most giggle-worthy wrapping job you've ever seen?
A lil' display of our stuff
Luke got his most wished for present:  a portable air compressor/on board air system for his Jeep.  Now he can pump up his tires wherever and whenever he needs to.
Girly Presents under the tree
Circus's Stash
Someone was very intrigued and yet at the same time very frightened by Luke's new remote control helicopter.
I just love these pictures so much! I feel like I successfully captured the feeling of joy and excitement of getting a new toy on Christmas morning. (Can't you just see the inner-child peaking through?)

A stockpile of treats and goodies under the tree.
This is the only picture from our Christmas dinner as I was trying not to go over board this year, hehehe. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Kids Christmas Party - Hosted by Flightcraft

I had the chance to help out with the Kids Christmas Party at work this year.  It was such a great decision, I really enjoy being around children at this time of year, they are so full of joy and excitement and it wears off on me :)  We had almost 70 kids this year, hence the massive pile of presents you see below:
And there was no shortage of sweets and treats
 I volunteered to be in charge of the craft section of course. Here's one of the many little projects the kids could make, gingerbread ornaments.  There was also a colouring station and many other craft kits to keep them busy while waiting for Santa to show up.
 Flightcraft went all out this year and I was impressed.  The 'Croc talk' guy was there with some real live turtles, baby turtles and other reptiles for the kids to engage with. There was also a sand art station that was extremely popular, and lots and lots of music, presents and treats!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Package Full of Presents

 Since I won't be making it back to Ontario for the Christmas season this year, I had the pleasure of packing a parcel full of presents for my family.  
 I spent and an entire morning wrapping and packing and decorating the gifts, I just got lost in it and it was so much fun.

 I hope everyone enjoys receiving their gifts as much as I enjoyed giving them!
I tend to make use of as much space as possible when I get in 'gift-wrapping' mode, I like to see everything at once :)