Thursday, January 14, 2010

Holidays!! (Part II)

The week before Christmas we had several activities planned to keep us (and the kids) busy.
Open House: Ken's mom always holds a big Holiday Open House every year for all her friends and family in Gray. We go down early and help cook, decorate and set up food. It is always a fun evening visiting with friends and family and eating yummy treats. This year we were even able to get a family photo.
Caroling & Hot Chocolate: We headed over to the Griner's for caroling and hot chocolate a few days before Christmas. The kids had a blast - Kendall could barely walk in her big coat, hat, gloves and scarf - but she LOVES to sing and kept up pretty good with the big kids as they ran from house to house. She had a blast. Ken brought the golf cart for the pregnant ladies to ride on, while the dad's walked with the kids. After lively renditions of "Jingle Bells", "Rudolph" and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", the kids were worn out and ready for hot chocolate and cookies.

North Pole Breakfast: Mary saw a cute idea in a magazine for a North Pole Breakfast so we decided to throw one for the kids on Christmas Eve morning. We served "Christmas Morning Pancakes, Busy Elves Bacon, Frosty's Fruit Salad, Rudolph's Mini Muffins and Joy Juice". The kids were so excited to see everything set up - we kept it as a surprise and had them come in their PJ's! We did some really cute crafts and enjoyed visiting with friends as well as the yummy food.

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