Sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of days. I’ve just been enjoying Christmas with my family. Michael had a bunch of left-over vacation days and we have family visiting from out town so we’re just hanging out and relaxing.
Here’s what we’ve been up to the last few days:
Sunday we went to an excellent neighborhood Christmas party. The host rented a karaoke machine and the kids had the best time singing together. She also did a dancing game where the kids had to make up dance moves for everyone else to follow (kind of like horse for dancing). Then they did charades.
After the party we picked up family at the airport. Lilina made a sign like a limo driver. She was so cute!
On Monday: I took my 5-year-old to see Santa. It took two hours because I left it until the last day. We actually saw Santa in 45 minutes but then had to get in another line and waited more than an hour to purchase the photos. If they had let me take one photo, I wouldn’t have waited in that line.
Rose got her ears pierced after that. She chose fake diamond flowers in white gold. They look lovely on her. She was worried but only said “Ow” when they did it. She did do both ears at once.
Later that day we did Christmas Eve Mass. We learned that to get a seat for the 4 p.m. children’s Mass you have to be there at 3 p.m. We were determined to get a seat this year!
That night Michael helped me wrap all the presents. It was so much more fun wrapping with him and watching “Meet Me in St. Louis.” (He made fun of it.)
Christmas Day: Walsh was up around 6 a.m. to open presents. I wasn’t happy with that. We opened presents and did Face Time with Michael’s family in the morning and mine later that night.
We had a wonderful standing rib roast for Christmas dinner and Yukon Gold potatoes roasted in the meat’s juices. Yum!
We watched a bunch of movies from the library – We finally saw “ParaNorman,” which I think was scarier than “Frankenweenie.” We also saw “Ted” about the talking Teddy Bear, which was very dirty but funny.
For the rest of the week:
We’re planning to do some sight seeing and hiking with our visiting family over the next few days and we want to see some movies. We want to take the big kids to see “The Hobbit” and we (the adults) was to see the new “Zero Dark Thirty” about the tracking and killing of Osama bin Laden.
I’ve also been working on a travel slide show of some trips we took this year to share soon. I have to finish them up!
So what have you guys been up to? How have you spend the holidays? Do you recommend “The Hobbit” or “Zero Dark Thirty?”