Yesterday was the family Xmas with Pete's side. A few tears were shed at times, being the first one without Pete's Mum, but we all rallied around and supported each other. Present time was a flurry of unwrapping - you can imagine the chaos with 8 kids opening at once..
Even Santa made a surprise visit :)
Santa's certainly a busy little vegemite at the moment. He came to visit our neighbourhood this afternoon in the fire truck, handing out lollies for the kids.. (The local bush fire brigade do the rounds of the neighbourhood streets at this time every year - kids suddenly appear from nowhere at the sound of the sirens mingling with Christmas songs :) )