Daddy is officially on Christmas Holidays now and everyone is very excited! Last night to celebrate, we played games with the kids for a bit. First Elizabeth amazed us with her memory while we played 'memory' (we have a beautiful set of cards with a bunch of different images of the Blessed Virgin on them called Mary Memory), then we played a kids card game. The kids had a great time, and it's fun to watch a spirit of competition developing in Elizabeth. Last year, when we would play games she always wanted to take turns winning. Now she just wants to WIN WIN WIN. It was pretty funny :-)
Oh, and Elizabeth gave us some good logic problems by trying to tell us that Christmas is the day after yesterday... or is it the day after the day before yesterday? She talks like she is so grown up now, and sean and I have to try really hard not to laugh when she comes up with some of these things. I can't believe I have a 5 year old already!!
We also had fun visiting with Grandma Sonia this week and she sent us home with a big bag of cookies and some really yummy Stollen (christmas bread). The kids love going over to her house because she always has treats, and funny things to show them. This time they laughed and laughed at the Cowboy Santa who dances to music
The next day with her as my inspiration (and with her pie plates too), we made three apple pies for Christmas dinner which is coming sooner than I think!!