Sunday, December 18, 2016

Easy Street Early Christmas

Our family celebrated Christmas a week early this year. Christmas on a Sunday is always a challenge for the non-educators in our family, so we decided to have our celebration early.

A little back story here: K and her family all had a stomach bug last week. They were finally back to normal on Friday; however, little man E came down with it on Friday morning. We told them to come anyway. (We had already been exposed.) L. succumbed on Saturday. The Big City girls weren't able to be here this weekend and luckily avoided all the germs, but we will see them over Christmas.

We had presents on Friday night and cookie baking on Saturday. This year the adult gifts had to be consumables: things that would be used up and wouldn't have to be stored. I liked this theme. It required a little thinking, and there were some great gifts.

The frigid temperatures and the snow set the scene.
There was plenty of play time and gingerbread house making.

Now, everyone is back in their own homes. Baxter is collapsed, and our house is almost back to normal--and really quiet. (I am going to be finding gingerbread candies for a few days.)  One gingerbread house was left behind. It now has a new home.
I imagine the squirrels will enjoy it.

The Mr. and I will visit both the Bs and the Ts on Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day to watch the kids open our gifts, but this was our only chance for all of us to get together.

We are looking forward to a restful week. And that is the best Christmas gift of all.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Glad to hear your early Christmas was a success. Hope everyone is feeling well now.

Enjoy the next two celebrations as well.

Merry Christmas week ~ FlowerLady

Kim said...

Merry Christmas, Mrs. E! Enjoy your time away from school!