Well Ben flooded the rink one week ago and today we felt was the perfect day for its Grand Opening. It was perfect! Jonas was out there by about 7:45. All in all, the kids spent a few hours on it today. It is a lot of fun!
So that was how our morning and afternoon was spent - with some things intermingled in as well. Tonight was spent getting our Little House on the Prairie dinner ready. This is our 2nd year doing this theme - and since last year's was pretty horrible tasting, I knew it wouldn't be worse! And it was actually good - at least some of it. Here was our menu: oyster soup (nobody else like but Ben), rabbit and dumplings (the rabbit was actually very, very good and the dumplings were great too - "the best I've ever had," said Ben), and creamed carrots (the only hit from last year and so I wanted them again; a hit again).
Then it was time for the siblings to exchange their "handmade" gifts to the person's name they had picked:
Then it was time for new PJs. I didn't make them. . . maybe every other year I will.
After about 1/2 a dozen shots I finally said, "Nobody will leave until everyone smiles."
Happy Christmas Eve!