So, just a little review. The last Friday before school got out was December 22nd. Ben had a dance, his first dance, at school. It was during school hours. He went and he said the girls danced and the boys just stood around and ate. They had lots of food. So, Ben said they got snacks, then, they got more snacks. And then Ben went to the bathroom and threw up. He was so nervous he didn't know what to do with himself, so he ate and ate and ate and puked. Way to go Ben. He's a ladies man. :)
So, we went to the Christmas Eve celebration at our church. They had ice skating. It was like these white boards that are spray painted with something so it feels very much like ice skating. I guess you can't be picky outdoors in Arizona. We haven't had any snow yet. It's so disappointing.
Anyway, the kids had fun trying to skate.
They had it all decked out like a Dicken's village with carolers and dancing and tons of food.
We went on the hayride and they had a super cool light display.
Because of all the middle of the night puke cleaning, everyone slept in. I think it was 8 before the kids came in. It was so nice. But, Emily seemed a little ho hum. And 3 presents in, she went and puked. Luckily, she made it to the toilet.
Rio had to get in on the action.
Emily and Grammie at some point made a gingerbread house too!
David took Gwynne to the airport this morning, so she's back home in Orlando. The kids still have another week off for break. We haven't had a drop of rain here for 5 months, and all I want to do is pack the car up and drive to Colorado. But, we threw together a last minute New Year's Eve party with friends, so that will be fun. But, Colorado is still tempting. If we didn't have a dog, we'd be gone.
Nevertheless, we wish everyone a wonderful and safe new year. I'll be drinking to new adventures in the new year.