Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Quick Summary...

Before the big day. Things have been hectic the last little while. It just seems that every day I am trying to do what is really necessary for the very next day. Let's just say, it has been very relaxing around here :)

Last week, we attended our very first Hannukah party at V's house. They had a bunch of their friends over for a Latka and Vodka party. Brilliant! Everything was fabulous and we were very grateful to have been included. Cara-Li was very much intrigued about the whole Jewish thing. Besides SQ and NJ, Cara-Li has only one other Jewish friend and it always makes for interesting converssation later. The are too cute! As you can see, Gord brought his torch to the party and the kids thought it was the coolest thing!

And since I am not busy enough, I organized a Children's Christmas Party for the following afternoon for our Italian Association. 25 children, 25 gifts to buy and wrap and lots of parents and grandparents to feed. But it went well. Everyone loved their gifts and everyone ate. Party over in 3 hours and I was back home in my jammies. As you can see, Alexia is still not too sure of the Big Guy. Don't blame her really!

Ah, yes. I forgot to mention that the morning prior to the Christmas party, I had to bake 12 dozen cookies for my annual cookie exchange that I host. Yes, I was up at 6:00 AM, measuring, mixing and baking for app. 5 hours in order to complete this task. The party was held a few days later. Lots of nibbles and lots of drinks later, everyone went home witha huge variety of cookies. We are certainly ready for the holidays now!


Nat said...

Now, is it to say that Gord will bring his torch to every party during the holidays?... ;o)))

Cara-Li looks soooo grown up in that picture with Santa!

Can't wait to taste those awesome cookies again toorrow night!!!

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Wanda said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope you get to relax now that Santa's done his thing!