Christmas, New York Style.

It’s been such a busy time since we arrived here at our son’s house in NJ. The grandchildren almost knocked us over in the rush for hugs, when we arrived. The house is looking very festive, and there are stacks of presents in the basement, away from the prying eyes of little Santa believers.

We all went into the city yesterday, first to our son’s church, ‘Hillsong’, where there must have been a thousand people all singing Christmas carols, and listening to a message about the real meaning of Christmas. Sienna managed to make centre stage. ๐Ÿ™‚


Then after lunch, we were off to the ‘ABC Carpet & Home Store’ where we patiently stood in line to see the ‘real’ Santa. Max and Sienna were wide awake and very eager to bend his ear with a few requests.


When Sienna’s turn came, she spent some time telling him her tale about needing an armoire for her American Girl Doll’s clothes and shoes, so that she can keep the playroom tidier. He was very attentive, and told her that she’s been a very good girl this year, and he will see what he can do. ๐Ÿ™‚


Sweet little Taylor was out for the count, and missed her chance, but I’m sure Santa already knows what she wants for Christmas. He knows every little child’s heart…..right?


Then it was off to the Rockefeller Centre to see the giant Christmas Tree. Everyone else had the same idea, but we were very lucky to find a parking spot.



Some of the store windows around there were really pretty, but That Rockefeller Centre insisted on being in all my pics. ๐Ÿ™‚




Back home again, we had fun and games at bath time.



After a delicious supper, and when the children were eventually in bed, all the adults retired to the basement to help Santa’s elves wrap a mountain of presents. It was an exhausting day, and I’m really sorry I haven’t had time to visit all your blogs. It’s a bit hectic around here at the moment, with three small and boisterous children. I need to make the most of every moment with them.

Tonight, and I think we have a lot of people coming around for a party, and then we open our new pyjamas, which is I’m told is an American tradition for Christmas Eve. I believe some people wear their new PJ’s for the whole of Christmas Day, but I don’t think that’s going to happen here. Maybe just for the present opening session, which by the look of things, could take almost the whole morning.

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and happy holidays. I hope you’ve all been good, and that Santa will stop by your house tonight.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€