These pictures are a taste of our time with all of our family together the week of Christmas. One of our favorite games was "Things", in which each person writes a response to a question, for example, "What do you not understand?" and everyone tries to figure out who wrote each thing. It was good for a lot of laughs.
We call this "Race Car visits the Nativity."
Rowen is not crazy about playing games, so we often found him reading a book to Quil.
Tim and Brenda (before his haircut)
Micah really wanted to play, or at least pick out the next game!
The game that was most frequently played was "Scotland Yard" where Mr. X was making moves with up to 5 detectives trying to find him. Mr. X wore a special hat to conceal his eyes moving across the board planning his moves.
I found that Scotland Yard took a lot of concentration, trying to figure out where to move next and where the elusive Mr. X would go.
In this particular round, I was Mr. X and actually stayed alive without detection through the whole game!
Brenda, Jason, and Emily playing Christmas songs on Christmas Day.
Emily and Micah, both being sweet...
After church on Sunday, visiting with Randy and Joy
Randy, deep in thought...
Randy looking at Jeff's pictures from his Ukraine mission trip.
With a car in each hand, Quil is content.
Putting together the train track Quil got for Christmas!
Brenda and I worked on a skirt/jacket project for her grandma.The jacket is on my lap and I was getting ready to make buttonholes. Brenda is working on the skirt.
Micah and Grandma having a nice talk.
Randy and Joy being sweet during one of the many games we played.
Quil got to go sledding for the first time in his life while he was here. This is a small hill at Parish Park. Quil didn't have snow boots along, so he had the "several layers of sock-shoes-double bread bags-feet covering". He had fun sledding with his mommy.
Emily with arms full of nephews.
Jeffrey with arms full of nephews, wearing his new Christmas apron.
This was the last thing Quil did before they left for the long drive home--had Grandpa read him another book! Rowen is wearing his new Christmas vest.