Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! We kicked off the day with breakfast at Mom and Dad's.

Cooking up a storm!

Little Kate was ready for PRESENTS.

Dad is the egg master!

Yum! Avocado toast, perfectly cooked eggs, and sausage.

Also, cinnamon rolls baked by the one and only Kelsey! Thank you, Kelsey!


I got Mer a skillet, and it sure did look like a little banjo!

I got a bunny hat!

We gathered back up for dinner at Mer, Pete and Kate's. Mer made Smitten Kitchen's Fairy Tale of New York cocktail. The best! Cheers!

Cheese for an appetizer.

Mom and Dad!

Wedge salads!

We got a fun target shooting game for Christmas.

Pew! Pew!

Beef stew!

Felix got some Christmas presents too, of course. Little Kate got him this beautiful scarf.

And we got him some toys! It's always a test to see which ones can hold up to his teeth. This little ice cream cone is hanging in there pretty well! I'm surprised!

We also got him this zebra. It sort of looks like him!

He sure does like to gnaw on toys.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve at Vana, Joe and Jasper's

Vana, Joe and Jasper hosted the family for a feast on Christmas Eve!

We played Apples to Apples

Grandma and Jasper!

What a little elf.

Little Kate had a good time hanging out with Jasper.

Mom brought clam chowder!

Mer made salad...

...and so did Cheryl!

Dennis brought his chipotle dip. Red bowl for spicier, blue bowl for less spicy!

Lasagna feast!! Vana and Joe made a veggie lasagna, Mer made an eggplant lasagna, and I made a mushroom lasagna. Joe also made sausages and pork.

Kayla and Mom!

Jasper was getting REALLY into clapping with everyone.

Look at his face!!

What a ham!

Clapping is the best!

Joe and Jasper.

Lasagna feast!

Time to play White Elephant!

Christmas jammies!

White Elephant!

Cheryl got Jasper an enormous stuffed dog. Iris was like "What the?"

Haha, smelling its butt.


Jamming in his jammies.

Finally, we played a game of butt quarters.

You put the quarters in your butt, waddle over a glass, and see how many you can drop in!

Kayla was the grandmaster champion!

Merry Christmas Eve!