With nothing better to do (since our kids are limited to half hour of TV/PC games per day), they are able to pursue other activities. Martin wanted to make a stop-motion video using his new Atlantis Lego set. So without further ado – Martin’s premiere Sea Man vs Evil Shark.
With Emma heading off with the Bobcat band to play in Orlando and in the Citrus Bowl parade (corporate sponsor intentionally left off), we couldn’t spend as much time as usual in Minnesota. So we were home Christmas Eve and after sugar-high crash, we were craving something green and fresh.
Linda made some spring rolls from scratch for the first time. We’ll work on the rolling, but they were still yummy!
Then it was a wok full of stir-fry for the main course.
More than anything, family Christmas gatherings seem to be more chaos management than Silent Night. I won’t pull out the smiling children in front of a Christmas Tree now (that may be coming later).
This photo captures much in its ordinariness. People gather around the appetizers in the kitchen while Martin receives instruction from his uncles regarding sound effect production.
Middle child often gets left out of family publications, so to make it up to her, I found her doing dishes while her siblings were off playing and having fun. Great Christmas memories for Emma, for sure!