Benjamin spent Christmas afternoon in the kitchen preparing us a nontraditional, but very tasty, Alfredo pasta for dinner. My mother asked that I make my bread sticks, which I did. Making food for large groups is time consuming. We spent a lot of time in the kitchen this week, either making food, eating food, cleaning counters, preparing food, washing dishes, baking food, filling the dishwasher, emptying the dishwasher, and grabbing treats off of the candy counter. Many delicious calories were consumed by all.The traditional acting out of the nativity was held in the living room. Nana played Christmas hymns on the piano while Grandpa read the story out of the scriptures. The participants came in as their parts were read and then gathered around the baby Jesus. We concluded by singing Christmas hymns.
|Caught in the kitchen while loving on the schnauzer puppy.|
|Sparkling cider and Parmesan cheese. Yum!|
|He was dressed as a cow for a few seconds. This picture is the only proof.|
|Our reenactments are intense.|
|Wise men still seek Him.|
|Bee sat and gently rocked the cradle for at least five minutes while we sang Christmas songs. It was so sweet.|
|Nana on the piano.|
Then Benjamin entertained us with the reading of a fun version of the Night Before Christmas. The movie of it is funny as well as very representative of the chaos we experienced this week.
Kimberly also had a prepared Christmas carol game that had most of us stumped on at least one and provided lots of fun.For dessert, we feasted on egg nog pound cake topped with vanilla ice cream in addition to the muddy buddies, the M&M's, the Hershey kisses, the stocking candy, the chocolate oranges, and the other available goodies.