At the children's request, we had a "birthday party" for Jonah the day after he was born. Whipped cream studded with blueberries, and a candle for each of us to blow out (including Jonah). Lavella was a little worried about her candle though and the boys had to help her blow the flame out.
Christmas Eve dinner, Jonathan's Spaghetti Bolognese -- buttery and rich with red wine.
Greg found our biggest tree yet -- this one measured just over 13 feet.
Christmas breakfast -- baked donuts
Perfect with coffee or a cold glass of milk
Sunglasses kids on Christmas morning
Jonathan had been lusting after our Wustoff knife set, so we started him out with a Chef's knife and kitchen shears.
Greg's parents gave the children a bunch of art supplies, including markers. Thankfully, they are washable. Lavella disappeared at some point during the day, and Greg found her like this:
Later on we discovered there was more hidden art as well:
Jonathan and Greg prepared Christmas dinner and let me take a much needed afternoon nap
They made Pana Cotta and Zabaglione for dessert
We hope that you, too, had a wonderful Christmas, and hope the best for you in the new year.
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