December 25, 2014 – Pictorial Review
Amazingly this year, Christmas Day starts like this:
Gavin does some reading, ClaraJane snuggling, Mom trapped under the cat. Daddy wonders when we are going to get UP.
Finally, the Stockings:
Gavin finds a little birdie ornament in his:
What did Santa bring?
Forget what else is waiting from Mom & Dad, it’s PLAYTIME.
Daddy brings Mommy fortification:
(Never mind that when CJ tried to help herself, the condiments ended up on the floor.)
Gavin explores the properties of minerals:
[Note Gavin’s TOOLBOX in the foreground. NPND (‘Nother Post for a ‘Nother Day)!]
Grandma Z sent us Disney-themed T-Shirts for our upcoming trip to visit her in… (ahem) ORLANDO.
(Thank you Grandma Z! #excited)
Sweet dreams are made of these.
#swoon, like, #allthewayswoon
Then, more Family!
“Round Two” of food centered around Paul’s amazing lamb dinner, which -like any other meal- tastes best with Liz’s Potatoes. Here is a peek into some of the Magical Chef’s preparatory scheming over the previous week:
For dessert, “NOT A YULE LOG!” Also, these confections which perform a magic trick of their own in one’s mouth:
Finally, Flamly Game Night to the tune of “Beat the Parents.” To wit:
PARENTS: What does CIA stand for?
ZACHARY: Classified… Information… Association! [Great guess!]
OLIVIA: Classified… Asian… Italian? No wait, Compulsive Ironic… Atlantic!
PARENTS: Complete this sentence: Let sleeping dogs…
OLIVIA: Be! Sleep?
OLIVIA: DREAM! [Another great answer! This is why we need kids in our lives!]
PARENTS: What is a kid doctor called?
OLIVIA: PSYCHIATRIST! [Out of the mouths of babes.]
PARENTS: What studio made Toy Story? Hint: It starts with “P”
ZACHARY: Pentacostal Tabernacle?
PARENTS: Fingernails and what other body part are made of the same substance?
GAVIN: Toenails! [Right!?]
SO HAPPY to have finally pulled off a GAME NIGHT!
With that, our evening comes to a close, and we end the day as it began:
Merry Christmas to All: