For the purpose of keeping up to date with all that happened around the festive season, I have to include Christmas too. This was the reason for Boeta’s Grandparents staying with us and the first time Boeta had more of an idea what it was all about.
It started the previous day with preparations and for the first time a photo of the half-finished kitchen, I am nearly done, just the tiles and a few smaller touches. This is such a nice pick of mom doing her thing, I have to include this.
She is the heart of our house after all.
I took time to shoot a few more shots of her and Boeta.
The photo of Boeta and mom is after his afternoon nap, he loves waking up in her arms.
We started by opening some gifts with Grandma and Grandpa, while they were still in bed that morning. We spread the opening of gifts over the whole morning for Boeta, otherwise it is too much and he does not enjoy each as he should. After the first session we had breakfast and then we did another stint.
We decided to change and do a Christmas photo shoot. I am pretty certain I do not have to add to much words to this, as you can easily see that we had some fun here…
Personally I would like to add that I love the photo and it represents all that my wife and Boeta’s mom is.
Elegant, motherly, soft touches, warm personality and full of love and again the heart of our house.
One final (official) photo we all liked.
We had a lovely Christmas dinner and after nap-time for the whole family we went to the beach for Boeta’s sake. I took the camera with and took a few shots.
Mom and Boeta watching sundown and throwing rocks.
Grandpa watching the sun going down.
So that was our day, Christmas 2015.
45 thoughts on “Ho-ho-ho”
wow – your post brings joy, family appreciation and value. May God Bless you all
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.God Bless you too!
Such lovely photographs. Happy Days to treasure.
Thanks, yes, treasures for sure.
It’s more than perfect. Sitting on the knees of his mother, the expressions of Boeta are priceless. He’s amazed to see the new looks of his father and then his grandfather 🙂
Thanks, you picked it up, yeah, he really was amazed. ..hehe.
Judging from the smiles everyone was having a wonderful time. Boeta seemed very controlled opening his gifts unless someone is gathering the discarded paper as it happened.
The photographs of the coastline are stunning.
Happy New Year
Thanks, Happy 2016 to you too. He takes his time with presents…to a point.
Prachtige en gezellige foto’s hoor.
he looks at that beard ansd asks himself I know that guy, fantastic
Yes, by now he also knows the guy brings some nice stuff…next wanted more Christmas. ..hehehehe.
You all look very happy.
Thanks good day.
I enjoyed this virtual Xmas holiday visit with Boeta and his family. Thank you for sharing.
Glad you joined us. Thanks.
Wonderful photos ❤
wonderful! Grandma’s giggle face is adorable.
She is still the life of any occasion…been like that since I can remember.
It’s great to have you back
A Happy and Healthy
Thanks, we are doing okay, getting into the rhythms of daily life again.
Awesome photo shoot! Loved it!
I just love your Featured image at the top of the post! So colourful and cheerful, just what Christmas is all about too. Boeta looks to enjoy the colourful gift wrapping, studying the design…maybe an artist in the making? And those fantastic shots on your walk…wow…superb place! Wish I’d been there, with you. Happy New Year to you all! 🙂
Thanks, To you too. It was a great day, not hot either, which being summer here says something. Perfect day.
Beautiful pictures of the beach and you look like you had lots of fun. Am glad for you!
Thanks, we did. Good day.
To you too 🙂
It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. 🙂 Beautiful pictures.
Thanks, we did.
Fantasties om tyd saam met familie deur te bring!
Thanks, yes, was lekker.
I have two big impressions from this post: First of all, your wife has the most lovely eyes. That second shot of her is stunning. You must tell her that all the time. 🙂 And next I really love your landscape photos here – great work! The second one is my favourite. It’s like a calendar photo. wow. Beautiful. And yes, you are right that no explanation is needed: your family was certainly filled with love and fun that day. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thanks, those eyes re what attracted me to her 20 years ago. hehe. We had fun, thanks and wishing you a wonderful 2016 too.
It’s perfect!! The scenery at the beach are too. Wonderful photos! 🙂
Thanks, glad you liked it.
Your pictures on both the family festive gathering & the ocean view are lovely!! Great Post!! 🙂
Thanks, it was a great day.
Your wife is lovely. It was nice to see shots of her. I especially loved that first one. Glad Boeta could be with his grandparents as well.
Yes she is and it meant a lot to us.
Super together what a happy family.