Saturday, 29 December 2007

Berry's Big Christmas

Berry had two complete meltdowns on Christmas day (one in the morning, one in the evening) as well as one minor spin-out.

It turned out that the excitement and the avalanche of presents were a bit more than she could handle, so we put away a lot of gifts unopened. We decided they could wait until we have "Australian Christmas" in January, when my parents come over from Brisbane.

But the day wasn't all little tantrums and big presents* – she organised Grandpa and Tine into lots of games, played in her sandpit, danced with her daddy, played with her prized Dora umbrella and nearly gave poor "Woo-woof" a nervous breakdown from lots of chasing, pats and affection.

[*Gift disclaimer: while we are very lightweight "Santas", Berry's countless and ridiculously generous grandparents more than compensate. Anyone would think Santa had spent most of the night at our house...]


  1. I love how I never see Berry's face! Or anyone's face for that matter, it's very respectable.. Or should I say, internet-chic? :)

  2. Aw, she's such a doll! My little cousin was out of town this Christmas and it wasn't the same without a little one!

  3. I loved this! We had a very mean cheese Christmas this weekend when we had the little one, we tried to wait and give her presents in the morning but she went beserk and we caved in giving them to her friday night....she spent the rest of the weekend asking for more presents.


  4. What for great pictures!I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year 2008!
    Your blog is really nice!


  5. That's what grandparents do, right? My niece and nephew were still opening presents yesterday!!!!
    And we also celebrate "Reyes" the 6th of January!

  6. Happy New Year! I had been reading and rereading your entry on moving a letterpress and I prepared to move one for the first time. It was helpful by convincing me NOT to get a truck with a lift back. I went with the "easy-load" trailer with ramp.