|One of our Founding Fathers, John Crosetti|
|Our hostess Aunt Cindy with boyfriend Bill|
|Miss Piggy getting all tied up in the festivities|
We always have some fun gift game too. This year, the gift exchange required a ten-dollar present and the only caveat was we had to shop at the 99 Cent store. Imagine all that fun junk that was beautifully wrapped and handed out by Santa! Lucas loved his straw hat and cheap sunglasses!
Ho, ho, ho! My Teckie Santa did a jolly job, however his legs received the gift of a workout with all those bottoms, large and small, parked on his lap. I think the "little ones" believed him, but the pillow shoved in his suit was waaaay to big and when he sat down, it looked like he was gasping for air to make room for all that padding bursting from his chest.
It was a memorable night and worth the drive or flight for all who attended. Family is a blessing, but you already know that. Right?
|Walking in a suburban-neighborhood wonderland|
Today we pack for a road trip to Palm Springs. It’s good to know that the Wiener Sisters, Chickens, and our casa are in wonderful watchful eyes and hands! Thanks Hurd Family!
Christmas Day we had dinner at Overboard’s with our Hawaiian cousins, and were entertained by Lucas and Daniel’s magic fingers on guitar and piano. These two should take their show on the road! Ham and turkey dinner was delicious, thanks to Overboard and her cooking-for-an-army-thang! The leftovers were even better! Cheers to Italian Mothers everywhere! Clink!
We watched Elf for the third time in two weeks and I could sit through it again, just to hear my favorite line “But the children love the books.” Elf fans, I'm sure you get it!The other Elf on the scene was Benson. At two, he's not grasping the concept of it all, clinging to the first gift he opened: a Chuckit for him to play with the dog. Everything paled next to this gift, despite receiving a mountain of awesome kiddie presents. Forget about a new camera, or perfume from Santa next year. After seeing the immense joy over a plastic doggie-ball thrower, I'd like a Chuckit in 2013!
Until then, we will continue to "Party like a Crosetti"
thanks to our start by Great-Grandpa John!