Two sets of twins celebrate first Christmas
By ALLAN McNEILallanm@gladstoneobserver.com.au
LAST Christmas Melissa and Pat King only had to worry about buying presents for one child, their daughter Arlia.
Twelve months on, they have added four more names to their presents list, with the birth of two sets of twins.
Melissa gave birth to twins Paige and Dylan on December 29 last year and then welcomed Tamzyn and Jett to the world on December 10 this year.
As would be expected, Christmas Day for the Kings was 'pretty full on''.
They actually hosted Christmas lunch and dinner for their family, with 12 adults and seven children joining in. When asked what time they woke up for Christmas, the answer was 'which time?'', with several feedings required.
But with an already busy day expected, the morning started with a flood of excitement.
'We woke up at about 6.30am to a flooded toilet, so we had water and wet towels through the house,'' Melissa said.
So between juggling their five children, finalising the presents and preparing the house for Christmas lunch, Melissa and Pat also had to mop up water and fix their leaking toilet.
'It wasn't the best of starts,' Melissa joked.
The day then stretched into the night as Melissa and Pat hosted Christmas dinner for the family, ending about nine o'clock, with two very tired parents.
Yesterday Melissa and Pat spent Boxing Day cleaning up the house after the Christmas onslaught.
'We just have to clean everything up now and the yard is a bit of a mess from the rain,' Melissa said.