The Christmas Wrap

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dear Olive,
This Christmas wrap up is, like, so three weeks ago. But we'll forge ahead regardless. Here's how our christmas wrapping turned out. I carved a potato and let you go wild with some food colouring (I won't make that mistake again, we were both blue for days). The spindly little aloe vera plant is my pathetic attempt at a christmas tree. I wasn't going to do a tree at all (so grinchy of me), but then I won (I won!) those lovely decorations over at Made by Mosey and I had to put them somewhere. Your two most played with christmas presents - the train set and the doctors kit. And then there's this photo, which I'm putting in just because. (Have I told you that Shane is the funniest person I know?) A whopping great diamond python zoomed it's way across that court only an hour before we played. C'mon!




27 comments:

picklebug said...

Did you realise we both did posts on wrapping paper within minutes of each other? Weird.

Cool pics, love the last one of Shane! Haha!

Rach x

MamaJots said...

lots of laughs. that is a great photo. the christmas wrap is so simple and pretty. i love the pom poms! i think this will be on my to do list for this christmas 2012. enjoy your day!

Catherine said...

I love handmade wrapping paper but I know what you mean about food colouring taking ages to come out:) I love the train set Olive got, I had one for my girls they are lovely sadly they are getting bigger so my nephew plays with it now. Happy New Year and thank you for stopping by. x

Sarah Humphreys said...

Oh my son Jude has this train set! It's wonderful and he's had it out for more than 6 months and plays with it most days. So lovely the wooden toys..

I'm Sarah by the way. I like your blog.

x

tea with lucy said...

we got the same doctors kit for my niece and it was a hit with her too!

xo

Lizeylou said...

Love that pic of Shane - but the snake you mentioned not so much.

astred said...

Love your wrapping paper. Know what you mean about colouring getting everywhere. I got my little 3 month old bub help make his dad a gift of art and was washing the paint out of his toes, nails and hair for days afterwards. Totally worth it though - so is Olive's artwork.

mama bear said...

Hey, welcome back Kellie! So happy to hear your break was amazing, and I know how you feel about coming back to city living (except my parents unit is so small that our flat seemed big – for at least a day). Love these pics, you and Olive are both gorgeous. x

mama bear said...

Ooops! I thought I was commenting on the post below. Dang Kip.

Well, you and Olive are gorgeous in that one. And here, Shane is just bloody hilarious!

Nell said...

Awesome wrapping, delicious pompoms, hilarious Shane and a pretty pretty dress Olive. Glad you all had a rad Christmas xx

The Franglaise said...

L. also got a train set for Xmas and spends hours playing with it.

Awesome photo of Shane, ha! (and check out how his outfit perfectly matches his shoes!)

Cassandra Allen said...

I think it was worth getting blue-stained, the Christmas wrap is super. Go Shane, gotta love a funny man, and one that knows how to dress for an occassion!

kristi said...

we had that same little green tree ornament from madeleine hanging on our tree. welcome back.

one claire day said...

I forgot what I was going to say. Something nice about the wrapping... but the pleasantries have been taken over with hysterics at Shane's court moves. !!! x

Madeleine said...

Oh man Shane is too funny!
This has made me laugh on a very average day. Thanks! xx

Sarah said...

Shane's photo totally cracked me up!

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Bebee said...

We've had Christmas at Mum & Dad's in Perth since Paige was born, 11 years in total. This year was our last, as I'll be working over Christmas for the next few years. I'm actually looking forward to starting new traditions in our own house, but a bit nervous it won't live up to the past decade of holidays. Love the post, and totally get it. Enjoy the time up there in the summer, so great to have a close family. x

Hello Olive said...

Your blog is great! I'm glad you found mine so I could find yours :-)

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

What a great idea to write all these letters in the shape of a blog! Your idea of a Christmas tree made me laugh and the photo of your daughter, she looks gorgeous :-)

Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it. Yes, the cake was amazing - I have yet to find a recipe for it ;-)

Love from London xo

Dora said...

I love the aloe christmas plant! Genius! x

Rowantree Design said...

Hi, Just poodling around in blog world this afternoon while relaxing on our beautiful Sydney harbour( well not so beautiful today it' s very overcast)and i found your lovely blog, your wee Olive is a sweetheart. Lovely images and beautiful words. Oh just followed my trail, found you over at 'The Beetle Shack'

Tash said...

You guys look like such a great little family, and your Shane looks funny just from this photo! Being with the funniest person you know is pretty great isn't it? :)
Good weekend to you dear Kellie xx

fast times in m√ľnchen. said...

Glad you guys had such an awesome holiday together. Finally! And I'm so so happy we got to crash it for a few hours. What an amazing family you have Kellie. We could've bunkered down for hours it was so much fun. xx Shane is too bloody funny. You two were made for each other. Seriously.

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

Love your wrapping paper!! And this post. Too cute. I was attracted to your blog because my stepsister's daughter's name is Olive! :)

Katyha said...

eeek! my boys had that train set, it brings back such wonderful memories. My oldest would play with it for hours now at 16 we only see him come out of his room only when absolutely necessary...they grow too quickly.

marjee said...

there it is! Magnum!!
That's the Shane I know and love.
x

 

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