Over at O Night Divine Mary Ellen is having another lapbook giveaway. This one is on The Twelve Days of Christmas. Since I posted on my blog about it, I get to be entered twice! Yippee! I never win anything, so I need all the help I can get!
Hope everyone had a joyous Christmas! We had a wonderful couple of days with just the children on Christmas Eve; my brother, sister and their families on Christmas Day; and friends over on Christmas Night. Actually our celebration begins early on Christmas Eve morning when we all go to IHOP for breakfast to mark Ben's birthday. We were there by 8:00 and stuffed ourselves on pancakes, omelettes and hash browns! Up until this year Ben would always order something like chicken tenders and fries for breakfast, but this year he went with the more traditional pancakes and bacon. I guess now that he is sixteen, no more kiddy food for his birthday breakfast. That was sad to me!
Hannah was an angel in our Christmas Eve children's pageant and she was absolutely adorable. Over forty children particiapted this year, so you can imagine the potential for chaos. But it all went off without a hitch. After Mass we came home to birthday dinner... Ben's choice. This year he chose bacon cheeseburgers and twice-baked potaotes. I felt like the Iron Chef "today's secret ingredient is..... BACON!" (the Iron Chef is a cooking competition show on the Food Network) Well this wouldn't have been my preference for Christmas Eve dinner, but the birthday person traditionally chooses the dinner menu on their special day. On my birthday the choice is the menu at the cafe down the road from our house!
Well, today I am off to a baby shower for a cousin and it will be nice to visit with some family we don't normally see at the holidays for a change.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!