I am feeling overwhelmed. Not with Christmas--that is over now. Overwhelmed with blogging. I haven't been, and I feel I have so much to catch up on. All our Christmas activities. So I will just hit the highlights, with pictures.
There was lots of Christmas baking--pumpkin cranberry bread, peppermint cookies and toffee. Some for neighbors, some for a cookie party.
Vinnie had his Holiday program at school. It was adorable, of course.
There was lots of classroom parties to attend to. Vinnie had face/hand painting at his party.
Zachary made fun snowflakes at his.
Joey's class made individual gingerbread houses, which was very cool. I will definitely remember that for future crafting with the kids.
We decorated our own gingerwood house. Yes, I meant to say wood. It is a wood house that we reuse every year, and even decorate for other holidays.
Christmas eve was our traditional Mass, followed by lasagna for dinner.
The kids all hung their stockings.
We set out cookies for Santa and carrots for his reindeer.
Santa came! As usual he brought way too much stuff.
Vinnie received lots of Lego sets. He loved putting them together. Unfortunately, his little brother loves pulling them apart and now the pieces are all over the house, never to be put back in the shape they were intended. Sigh...
This year we had Grandma Liz with us, making the Holidays even more special.
Best quote of the season? That would be from Pete. After declaring how bummed I was that Christmas was over, and how much I enjoyed it this year, Pete exclaimed "Yeah, and you didn't even get bitchy!"
Now isn't that what Christmas is all about?
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