I am using their kit as a foundation for my album this year. Read more about that in my blogpost here.
I'm linking up with Ali Edwards, the brains behind December Daily too.
Today was unbelievably busy but I have to say that it was one of my favourite days of the season so far. There is something so magical about seeing all of the sights of the city at Christmas time, especially when you are seeing those things with children. Tilly was in love with the decorations, the trees, the bells at Christmas Square and the Santas (yes... plural) that we saw.
We traveled in on the train to the city for my dad's work Christmas party that is held annually for families. There is a magician, balloonist and facepainter, activities for the kids, lots of food and goodies to take home. This year my brother and sister in law were there with two of the cousins which Tilly thought was fantastic. She LOVES her cousins. Apart from the fun of the party, there was also excitement about going into Pa's office and seeing ALL of his screens and trying to use his phone!
After the party we walked down Bourke St mall and past the Myer Windows (we had a sneaky peak over the barrier and into the last window). The mall was decorated beautifully with stars and bells overhead. I've used a photo of this as a filler/journal card. Onto Swanston Street walk, past the Town Hall (the lines were too long for the Gingerbread village) where we spotted a Santa sitting on a park bench. Tilly was keen to say hello so we walked over together and she sat beside him for a photo. To Christmas Square which was so beautiful. A huge tree, candy canes that play church bell sounds, a nativity set up and Santa's house. Til saw that and despite seeing another Santa minutes earlier, wanted to say hello again so we lined up happily listening to an amazing busker for a little while and had our photo taken (free on our camera) with Santa and the whole family. It amused me that she was so eager to visit Santa and to actually 'see' him rather than just look at him, however when she was in his presence she was content. She didn't need or want to say anything, just sit there and smile (mostly) at him. :)
From there it was off to Don Dons for a yummy lunch then on to the train and home. Loved it!
Here are my pages. A few more than normal today but I couldn't cut back any more!