Amazingly Raf slept in until 6am! He'd woken an hour earlier and I said it was the middle of the night and to try to go back to sleep, and he did. A Christmas miracle! But as soon as he was awake (and Hatts, too), they were AWAKE! Raf hopped into our bed and eagerly awaited the awakening of young Charlie - who he helped along a bit. As soon as Charlie stirred he was in the thick of things, groggy with sleep but excited as could be.
What's going on?
Stockings! Charlie digs in and Hattie watches on.
The first octonaut (first of many...)
And then we headed downstairs... Such excitement. Charlie could hardly believe it.
Father Christmas had been....
And the kids opened the presents from him. He generally brings the children three toys... Of course mostly octonauts but also a rugby ball for Rafi.
Just a bit excited!
There were dinosaur eggs in the boys' stockings so they got to work on hatching them.
And Hatts got a cute little doll.
After a bath... bright red but happy with his loot.
Rich helps to prepare breakfast. Another Christmas miracle.
Breakfast table full of toys.
Charlie helped himself.
Hatts was happy.
And more pressies.
And really, really cool skateboards from Granddad and Grandma.
A gift from the children.
And more for Hatts.
Weather was glorious (60 degrees) and so I took her for a run during her nap time.
I'd been a lucky girl and got some new wellies. Perfect for a walk on the beach.
Whilst Charlie napped Raf practices on his skateboard.
And when we came back in the dinosaurs had hatched.
And dinner was served. Nana had cooked us up a feast. A major gift not having to cook.
And then we opened the last of the presents.
All the beautiful, special ornaments.