Friday, December 27, 2013

Survived the Christmas Holiday

Christmas Day was a lovely, but long and hectic. I got to my parents at 7:30 in the morning to relieve my mother's caregiver and stayed until 8 p.m. when the night caregiver came.
I cooked dinner at my parents for Tom and I, my son Tommy, Katie and Lily, my son, Steven, Robin, Bella and Sammi (but Sammi just enjoyed her bottle), my aunt, Gert and Robin's mom, Addie and Mom and Dad. There was so much to eat.

I got my baking done..cookies, mince pie, cranberry cardomen cake,
3 apple braids ( 1 apple braid I gave as a gift),

 2 chocolate rolls,

chocolate fudge, penuche fudge, and peanut brittle, snow pudding and sauce, strawberry dessert and cranberry whip.
I also made 3 batches of stuffed quahogs for appetizers.

For dinner..Steven cooked a turkey. I baked a ham, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, peas, carrot/turnip mash, butternut squash, corn, rolls, pickles, olives, homemade cranberry sauce, celery stuffed with cream cheese, and dates stuffed with cream cheese. My niece had given my dad a pecan pie, and Tommy brought a Fruits of the Forest fruit pie. 

Robin and Bella

Robin, Bella, Sammi

Bella liked Sammi's new toy


Dad opening the HurryCane that I got for him

Dad, Katie, Lily

Dad, Tommy, Katie, Lily, Mom 

Tommy, Lily opening her new rainboots

Last of my gifts opened by Lily.  faking Lily out..Fleece bottoms hid a most wanted gift in the bottom of the box under the tissue

finding the instant Fugi Camera

Thrilled to get the camera

another hit..Rainboom loom and how to book, and lots of elastics

Katie opening her stocking

my Dad always manages to shut his eyes when I take a photo

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day. 

1 comment:

Joanne Huffman said...

It looks like a busy, but very nice family Christmas. Mine was much smaller, but full of family and love. Haooy New Year!