Trimming the Tree

The girls and I spent the latter part of yesterday at my parents to decorate the Christmas tree and eat my mum's famous roast beef dinner. Mmmm. The grandchildren hang all the bows and ornaments, and we rest. As all traditions go, a picture must be taken annually in front of the decked-out tree, and it never fails that one of the five must be noticeably dragged into the photo. This year, it was Olivy Bean's turn. So this was my picture from left to right - little brother poking big brother, big brother with "stupid" a.k.a. little cousin, little sister leaning on big sister, biggest cousin bargaining with littlest cousin to smile, and littlest cousin defiantly not having any of it. I suggest that next year we serve the chocolate as soon as they walk in the door.
After dinner, we played Sequence! Have you played Sequence? I love Sequence. We ALL love Sequence! We played Sequence for hours. Truly the best fun I've had in ages, and not just because my team won 6 of 7 games. My dad and the kids gave us a run for our money - it was NOT easy.Today is a day for chilling, tackling the mountains of laundry accumulated over the week, sweeping up the dust bunnies, and cooking up the wilting produce in the fridge and making room for the fresh stuff. I can cross off apple crisp, and next up is soup.
Happy Sunday, everybody!

N

7 comments:

Katherine said...

I love that picture! Poor little cousin with the arrow pointed at her; I love love her legwarmers, I must mention. And Sequence - must find Sequence! Thanks! We're always looking for a good game. We played Apples To Apples on Thanksgiving and laughed until we cried.

Sam said...

That picture is hilarious! A keeper to drag out in many years time to giggle over with those featured in the pic.

I've never played sequence before and will go check it out. Sounds like you had a lot of fun :)

Robyn said...

We have that game! Play it all the time! Love it!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I am a tad behind on your blog - but I will catch up!

LOVE THE picture and LOVE the I'm with Stupid shirt. Where's it from?? I need one!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

There's another Robyn who comments on your blog?! Cool! I can't see their profile though.

T of Balkan Style Bloggers said...

We got Sequence last Christmas!

Scrappymom and Family! said...

Yuppers! Sequence is THE coolest game ever! We're big boardgame junkies in this house...they're played whenever family gets together...or on a cold night with hot chocolate! yum.