My brother and nieces came down for a week just before Christmas, It's been years since we've seen Tim and too long since we've seen the girls - it was lovely to spend time catching up with them. Tuesday we headed to the beach for a BBQ breakfast. We got to watch a pod of dolphins swim by while we waited for the BBQ and the girls searched for shells.
After breakfast we went down to the beach / rock pool to hand feed the fish caught in there.
From there we headed back to my place so we could have a swim in the pool.
Thursday night we all met up to go and look at the Christmas lights. There were some amazing houses / displays - the girls especially loved the snow machine!
Katie, James & the boys arrived for the weekend on Friday night, so we decided to move the Christmas celebrations forward to Saturday. Saturday morning Craig & I headed to Mum's for breakfast and then opening the presents. Lots of excited and happy squeals from the kids :)
Saturday night we headed back back to mum's for a family Christmas dinner. After dinner the kids had a ball running around with the sparklers I brought along while we sat around chatting.
Sunday morning Craig & I headed to the annual breakfast catch up with Cathie, Kylie and families. We had a yummy brunch and swapped gifts before everyone headed off for a swim (I didn't get a chance to take any photos - oops!). Craig & I skipped the swim and headed back to my mum's so we could take some quick (and long overdue family photos) before everyone headed home to Blackwater.