Monday, December 26, 2011


Another Christmas has come and gone and as I reflect today on all the happenings with my family I am feeling completely and totally BLESSED
 From the goody baking to the shopping, wrapping, cleaning and cooking it has been a season of love and laughter.  Of course we ate too much and spent too much but what price do you put on precious family memories?

One of the fun things we did was played some Minute 2 Win It games.  I had several games geared toward kids (ages 3 to 10) that they really enjoyed.  One in particular was a "straw and stars" game.  You cut out small stars from card stock or scrapbook paper (I used a star punch that was about 1") and gave each contestant a straw.  They had to suck a star to the bottom of the straw and transport it a few feet away into a bowl and collect as many as they could in one minute.
 As you can see in the top left hand picture and the center picture that the adults participated in a "Kissmas Ball" relay race.  The object was to transport the Christmas ornament across the room and drop it into a bowl using only your lips.

There was lots of treats and opening of presents.  There was no bickering or fighting.  It was a really wonderful day. 
The moms of the two 15 month old babes were the ones that had the least fun because of keeping the little ones from being run over, hurt or lost (wandering into rooms that they could get into things that could hurt them like itty-bitty Lego pieces.  I could just see one of them choking on something and having to take a trip to the hospital.)

I hope you all had a wonderful day too.


Garden of Egan said...

Looks like some serious fun at your place!
The games sound fabulous.
Glad you had such a good time.

Saimi said...

Oooo I like that Christmas ball race, what a great fun idea!! I too love all the family time together, one can never get enough!

Glad you had a great Christmas!

Cherie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. I am glad the Minute 2 Win It went over big with your crew - I love your Christmas version - So fun!!

Lori said...

Sounds like your day was as wonderful as ours. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Making and sharing beautiful memories with family.. there's just nothing better!