We started off our day skyping with my mum and we took the opportunity to open the presents she sent us all the way from South Africa. Paul, I think you'll like this present my mum sent me :-) I guess I'll now find out if it is indeed as easy as you say it is...
And later on we had a quick Skype chat with Terence's family.
The girls absolutely loved opening all their presents and were thoroughly spoilt with the presents they received from family, friends, Santa and us.
Bianca was extremely excited that Santa finally brought her the cell phone she's been begging for. I guess Santa thought since she is starting to walk to and from school all by herself that a cell phone might not be such a bad idea.
And Maa, Bianca loved the Times Tables chart that Mrs Clause sent her :-).
Today we had some friends sharing the day with us. There was Peter and Klara. They are both from Hungary and Peter works with Terence.
Then there was also Wikus and Suret and their daughter Melissa. Suret and I were together at high school and it was only through Facebook that we discovered a few years ago that we both lived in New Zealand.
Today was a lovely and relaxing day. The Kapiti Coast put on a beautiful summer day with blue skies and lots of sunshine.
We played a few games of Dominion.
And Wikus had lots of fun playing with his present.
Wikus was highly impressed with Terence's Tropical Fruit cider. Terence's new hobby is to do home brewing.
We decided to do a Christmas dinner rather than a lunch and Suret and I prepared our Christmas feast. Wikus really liked the pumpkin fritters I made (which is a recipe my mum used to make) and I managed to make my grandmother's fridge tart.
Of course we ate way too much so I'm thinking I'll probably have to do quite a bit of work on the exercise front from this coming week again.
We have some tired little girls in our house tonight :-)
Tonight Wikus and Suret and their daughter Melissa will be staying the night and right now we are just quietly watching "Oh Shucks here comes Untag" an old South African movie.
We had a lovely day today. I hope your day was lovely too!