Yesterday, I picked up the two boys I watched for ten years of their lives.
Look how big he is! I know, it means nothing to you, but to me.......
When he was little, if I would walk across the floor where he was playing, he would grab my leg and hang on, and I'd pull him across the floor. We have hardwood floors and it was like a ride for him.
I asked them when I picked them up if they want to eat out somewhere or eat at our house. They said, "your house." (smile)
What they are doing here is looking for their Christmas presents. One time I hid one of their birthday presents, and from that point on hiding presents became a tradition.
After we ate a lunch of mashed potatoes, noodles, chicken, carrots, and pomegranates (the youngest loves them),
we played dominoes. It was a nice day. When they left, I had a few hours, then two of my nieces came over. The other one arrives today. When my Brother and his wife dropped them off he said, "What is Sarah talking about. All I keep hearing about is some rotating Christmas tree that has toys on it and they get to pick one. She can't wait." Traditions peeps....that's what it's all about....traditions. Tonight we go to the rotating Christmas tree. The festivities have begun!
PS - For all of you chicken people read my previous post. Minks killed 25 of my neighbors chickens in one night. I'm sure they are coming from our habitat. We have had a lot of rain, and it flooded the creek and pond the other day. They live in dens. I'm thinking we have a lot of minks. Who knew?
PPS - My favorite time of day....early in the morning before my nieces wake up. I'm going to take my laptop in the other room, and watch a Christmas movie. It's still dark out and the Christmas tree lights sparkle. I'll knit, drink coffee, and relax before the crazyness begins. A new tradition for me!