Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Seven Days of Christmas: Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve day has finally arrived. It's time for the partying to begin. With his other grandparents coming for brunch, and bringing PRESENTS, we actually got Isaac out of his pajamas before noon! John and Andrea arrived at 10:00, from their home in Fort Lupton, about an hour away. Jill takes orders: shrimp and mushroom quiche or Cheddar-ham-broccoli quiche. John, of course, said "Both!" Cookies for dessert! (Notice the Lego "centerpiece") Do you know about ZuZu Pets? They are a great way to have a pet hamster without the feeding or the pooping or the tendency to die.
They roll around in their ball or play in their habitat. Very entertaining.
Andrea always gives what she calls a 'care package', full of items like toiletries and little niceties. Jill found the hat she wanted in there.
In the afternoon, after John and Andrea were gone, I helped Irene set up her new Barbie house.
We did some more cooking in preparation for Christmas dinner the next day, and then broke out the hors d' oeuvres, followed by steak and crab for our candlelight Christmas Eve dinner.
After dinner entertainment included watching Rudolf and Charlie Brown's Christmas, and last minute wrapping and assembling. Packages began appearing under the tree about 10:00, and we stuffed stockings and headed 'home' to our motel about 11:00. Jake reports that Jill had everything arranged just so, Santa having come, about midnight.


  1. What a lovely time you all had!

    My brother got my mom a ZUZU cat. I especially like the idea of just having to replace a battery!

  2. I thought of you on Christmas day and what you'd written earlier about Isaac. Our Caleb is 8. His mother is Japanese and he calls her Okasaan. Rodger said Caleb woke him early Christmas morning saying "Daddy, Okasaan said Santa might not be real but she was wrong. She was wrong. There are presents under my tree. She was wrong!"

  3. It looks like you had a perfect celebration.

  4. How lovely! It's always nice to spend the holidays with family.

  5. fun memories and two sets of grandparents-how great for the grandkiddies...

  6. Linda,
    It looks like you had a great time with special memories :)
    Happy New Year!

  7. I saw some of those Zuzu pets on Christmas, too. The kids do love them. What a beautiful family you have, Linda. Of course I already knew that, but it's so great to see them in Colorado.


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