My sister and her husband (L & M) host a fun Soup and Singing Christmas party. One of the favorite games is passing a couple of pennies around a circle while everyone sings "Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat..." When the song ends, the holders of the pennies are out. This year, we had to do a childrens' round first as the adult round has becomes progressively rowdy!
Grandma L joined in the festivities. She came home from Idaho just in time for the fun. Her annual Christmas breakfast was held in Mom & Dad's home for the first time and I think she enjoyed it more than ever. She gave us the wonderful gift of our grandfather's written life history. It is truly a treasure.
We also enjoyed the annual West family breakfast, but missed having a Huber gathering. It's a blessing and a curse when families grow so large that it is hard to plan BIG activities.
Spreading ''magic reindeer hay" that T brought home from pre-school. It is a magical concoction of hay, oats and glitter. It helps the reindeer fly, you know!
And here is the photo taken just a few minutes ago. Obviously, it's time for the bail-out! I know that I need to remove the fire hazzard/tree that is filling the corner, dropping ornaments and pine-needles but still smelling pine-y.
The problem is, I just like the lingering holidays. For me, it's kind of like the smell of bread that stays in your house all day long after you have baked it. We all stay in our jammies way too late. We play together, we nibble on treats and candy even though we have just had breakfast. And, I don't have to think about the babes returning to schools... near AND far.
So, if you don't mind... we are still having Christmas for the rest of the week. ...even if we do end up tidying up a little :)