We came bearing gifts and received as well. We played with little boys and savored fabulous meals. We were with our tribe and it was wonderful.
Christmas didn't play out for us in December. Between our isolating and Covid hitting the kids' house (thank you, day care!), we were behind the game. So, we reverted to something my cousins and I actually did back in the day when families were either too large or not well enough to travel far at the holidays: Christmas in February.
We headed down to their house for a wonderful day/overnight and within minutes play had begun!
And we did a lot! Lots of games.
And, after Miss Molly managed to put together a most complicated train track...
We went bowling in the basement...
...and went to Candyland!
Chef Kevin handled most of the dinner....
....with a little help from his dad.
The table was pretty, with the most fantastic grilled lamb, potatoes from the air fryer, and fabulous beans.
Molly made a terrific s'mores pie and these to-die-for trail mix bars.
And yes, you DO want the recipe! (Sept. Better Homes and Gardens).
The little guys huddled around the ipad while we prepped.
And then we opened gifts. Once our little Bumblebee put his new jammies on...
He was transformed into a car!
We needed a dose of cheer and this was just the ticket! Every visit brings a few inches taller, loads of hugs and lots of laughter.
It couldn't have been better!
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