We had the family for the noon meal yesterday.
With a bungalow full of little ones...
it seems that having the meal ready when they are walking in the door is the way to go.
It is hard to platter the turkey holding the little ones at the same time.
So ...the more that can be done ahead of time the happier this grammie is.
We celebrated Jesus's birthday in style.
We use our best dishes.
We started the meal with salad.
While the salad was eaten . ..
turns were taken to read part of the story.
This was the first time we did it like this and it will definitely become part of our tradition.
The little ones had a part to read too. .
and they held their part of the story with interest while their mommy or daddy read.
I have learned that children. . .
don't throw china on the floor . .
so all of us eat on our best dishes...
for Jesus's birthday.
I didn't manage to get photos of all the little ones opening their gifts.
If you have seen little ones open gifts..
you get why this did not happen.
The gifts were put away to take home after a bit and the cousins put some serious play time to good use.
There was a bit of napping by the youngest ones . .
and a bit of yawning by the oldest ones.