Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Despite wearing two different earrings to Christmas Eve Mass......
( a hoop and a dangling one, no less....good thing I wore my hair down!) we had a lovely evening.
Picture #1- Ella with cute new hat from Aunt Becky.
Picture 2: Manny with his new train set from Mee Maw and Papa.
#3- Jax, George and Manny waiting anxiously to open gifts.
#4- Christmas Eve dinner prepared by the boys ( and table set by them too! isn't it loverly?)
Chicken wings, homemade blue cheese dressing, soft onion breadstix ( homemade) greek salad and Christmas cookies for dessert. It was all ready for us when we got home. The older boys went to midnight mass at Grotto.
#5 Ella with new Christmas coat from Mee Maw and papa!
#6 Before mass
#7 Jed and Mom ( let's ignore those messy wardrobe shelves--who left the door open anyway? :)
#8 Ella with birthday jumper from Mee Maw and Papa!
#9 Christmas cheer!
Hmmm- no pictures were taken on Christmas day itself :) but we had fun anyway!
Christmas breakfast menu:
Sausage/hash brown/egg casserole
home made bread
strawberry freezer jam
fresh pineapple and cherries ( suprisingly cheap at Randazzo's! :)
cider and hot choclate
Marinated Roast beast
smashed red potatoes and gravy ( thanks dyl!)
green bean casserole
fresh ice tea made with my new ice tea maker! yahoo!
and the hit of the meal---we tried a new dessert, fried ice cream! frozen ice cream balls rolled in cinnamin corn flake crumbs, deep fried very quickly ( you have to freeze the balls for several hours to get them extra firm) and then drizzled with honey. Terrific!
at 7:44 AM
Streams of consciousness from a mother of 10 who usually can't collect her thoughts and finds commas a nuisance.