In the Roberts' house we start Christmas celebrations on Christmas Eve, which is a pretty groovy arrangement as then Christmas starts one day earlier and lasts for one day more. Plus then on Christmas Day there isn't such a big focus on presents, but more on enjoying family time and celebrating Jesus' birth.
So here we are on Christmas Eve opening presents. There were 19 of us this Christmas, and as is the case with Belle's family in "A Christmas Carol" every child conducted himself like 40, so perhaps it should be more correct to say we had 409 people present, or thereabouts. It depends on where you draw the line with "child".
The new girls' lego has been very popular in our house
Annaliese's many facial expressions playing with the afore mentioned lego on Christmas morning. It looks like she's playing with the vet, so perhaps she was performing surgery at the time.
Taking a stroll before lunch.
Good family times
Emily showing off her new shirt.
And more lego playing
"It's family time and we're all playing board games." Well, actually not all of us, more like 1/3.
Olivia enjoying one of her new "Milly Molly Mandy" books. This girl reads as if her life depends upon it, so it's always handy when we find new material. Not that "Milly Molly Mandy" is all that new, just Olivia hasn't read this one before.
I like this photo. It's as if they are both reading it and Sebastian's like "I don't know? What is your excuse?"
Sebastian and Campbell hanging around together out the front. Too many cute pictures to post separately, so we had to make a collage.
I think this is our first sibling picture since Sebastian was born, and for having 13 people in it I'm pretty happy everyone (except for one little boy) is looking at the camera.