Christmas cheer.

December 27, 2012

:: a yearly tradition: new flip flops for the Christmas morning beach trip {and rest of the year}

:: leaving food out for the reindeer :: sparkles and oats

We had an amazing Christmas, apart from being so far away from family and dear friends.
After a VERY early wake up, croissant and blueberry jam, maple bacon and scrambled egg breakfast. beach trip and swim in the ocean and huge lunch at a friends, we were home in time to miss our other homes...Fingers are crossed we can travel across the ocean at the end of 2013 to be with those we miss and love.

Lucky for P, Father Christmas was overly generous this year.

A stocking filled with treats: princess dress-ups, wooden kitchen toys, colouring books and crayons, some sweets, a handmade pencil case, and homemade crochet babydoll shoes.

Under the tree: a Grimms rainbow {the most amazing toy, it is a bridge, a baby bed, a house, a tunnel, a tree and so much more}, wooden animals and a felted playmat, a wooden iron, books and dress ups. She also stole a wire chicken basket Santa brought to the family for collecting eggs with the inevitable "MINE!"

The grandparents chipped in to buy a climbing gym for the yard, hoping it will be a massive help when she is stir crazy and I am busy feeding a new bub.

By dinner she {and we} were exhausted. First time she has eaten with her head resting = a successful day!

And now...waiting!

♡ ashley


  1. What gorgeous photos (again!)

    I love that you had flip-flops for Christmas (although I thought they were called 'thongs' Down Under)

    I wish that they were a suitable Christmas present for us - perhaps they would be - for trudging through the puddles and floods resulting from this relentless rain.

    A Happy New Year to you (I have a strong feeling it's going to be!)

    1. They are thongs to Aussies but I struggle with the term- thomgs sit in a different area in Canada {homeland!} happy new years to you too! Xx

  2. Totally beautiful photos Ashley, looks and sounds like a tremendous Christmas celebration, despite missing the loved ones. LOVE the sparkles and oats for the reindeer, even they like a bit o' bling ;)
    Hope you're feeling well and as comfortable as can be expected hun xo

  3. Oh, what a lucky girl! Merry Christmas to you!

  4. Yep - thongs here in the UK sit in a different place too (Down Under!)



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