Growing up in a small town in Southern New Jersey

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Last of the pictures

This is during the gift opening session. Dan is leaning on the coffee table. You can see Becky, Grace, Annie, and Quinn on the sofa behind Dan. The blondie is Rosie.
Alan is opening a gift from one of the children.

Grace opening one of her gifts, and Dan in the back enjoying a sword he received.

And, I gotcha Beck! She's hard to catch to get a good picture, or any picture for that matter. Like me, there are few pictures of her or me. Me I don't care about, but I do like to have pictures of my children.

And that's Becky, Annie, and Grace at in front of the tree. You can see the paper chain that Rosie made.
The children all had a sticker nativity that they put together. Matt decorated the tree with the angels and stars and bows while the older ones were swimming. And Rosie came next door to see Me-mom and she made the chain and some snowflakes at that time. We taped the snowflakes to the windows.
I think the highlight of the week was the "candy walk". Each child was given 11 pennies and they could use those to select a number of several numbers for a certain candy pack -- and the packs were very large. Ask the parents. Well, if they ran out of money before all the candy choices were set out, they were out of luck, so to speak. The Hahns won most of the candy. The Fords? Not so much, but all the families received some candy.
And at Bingo, we played five games, and the child which won was able to go to the treasure chest and pick out a gift. At the end even the losers were permitted to get a gift. Memom doesn't like losing and so there were gifts for the losers during the games as well as the winners.
I can't remember who the winner of the Pick-up-sticks game was, but those non-winners also got a small gift.
All-in-all I think that until I fizzled out at the end of the week, all went pretty well. God was good.


Lori said...

Sounds like you all had a fabulous time!!!! I love the idea of the cake walk and bingo is a HUGE hit in our house as well. I'm going to have to steal some of your cool ideas for next year. :-)

Judi Hahn said...

Lori: Better check with the parents. All that sugar! The children loved it, though.

Amy said...

What mom is too polite to say is that I kinda flipped out about how much candy we won-a huge basket of tootsie rolls, 4 bags of candy corn and 2 jars of bubble gum. They had fun playing so perhaps I overreacted a bit. My kids are still talking about how much fun the week was and of course how thrilled they are with all the candy we won. What they don't know though is that some of it got put in me-mom and pop-pop's van and isn't even at our house right now :-)

The pics are great, especially the one of Becky. She does seem to manage to avoid being in pictures doesn't she?