This picture was a last minute activity as we said goodbye.
I had purchased these Santa hats for .25 cents each, way after Christmas a couple years ago, from Dollar General. I had put them aside and had forgotten them until I ran across them again this year. I grabbed the bag and took it with me to the party.
We were saying goodbye, when my sister in law announced that we hadn't even take family pictures yet. (she's the one pulling up the Santa hats in the back row) My brother (front right) set his camera to automatic timer mode, put in on the mantle, and this is what we got! We have all enjoyed this picture. (I'm the one with the overall Santa boy in my lap.)
Round two is tonight at our house. Our son and his family will come over to celebrate. (daughter is in TN and won't make it home this year) I'm cooking chicken and pastry (dumplings), cabbage, sweet potato casserole, deviled eggs and rolls. We're looking forward to watching the little kids tear into their gifts tonight.
We had an unseasonably warm day in NC and the cousins were able to play outside. This was the first time these brothers were able to really play with and get to know sweet Matti (my brother's granddaughter). What fun!