On Christmas Eve, we had our little snow storm turn into a mini-blizzard...
That left us with snow paths...
Today, Christmas Day... We were greeted with this- blue skies and a temporary winter wonderland! (only lasted most of the daytime)
But look, my "engineered" petunia survived! Yes, engineered, I combined pollen of two colors and replanted in aerated soil. Pretty cool, huh? The original plant... dead...
At our front door, most of the snow's melted.
And our snow inspector, Cece was a bit flummoxed as to why it is still so cold. Brrrr!
The kids didn't mind, there was a mini-snowman waiting to be created--
... and a mini-snow sheep! :-)
You can't stop a good snowball fight...
or at least a good "threat, aim and dodge" bit.
How about actually throwing a gigantic snowball? How do you like my "thick-skinned" children playing in their new PJs? Well, they do have their gloves on. ;-) (Kila's on her way to see her beau, so she was dressed for that)
That sends a 17-year old home back to her mommy? "I have snow in my boots!"
The grin of satisfaction arrived since there are more snowballs to make- big ones, too!
Or bigger ones still with some leftover hanging on the boots. Carry on snow, anyone?
More to make...
Or just make the one, that much bigger!
Then morning turned to afternoon which then turned to night which meant- Christmas dinner! (Here's your plate... This set was given to me by a good friend)
What's your fancy? If it's Filipino feasting you desire, we have it all- Baked Tilapia, Pancit Sotanghon (Mung bean noodle dish), Lechon (roast pork), Lumpias, Roasted Eggplants, Hot Chocolate, Fruity Beverage, Seafood, Fruits and Sweets even some Pan de Sal and Rice to give you further side dish choice.
Of course, we can't forget the traditional, Puto, or glutinous rice flour cakes. You steam them and sweeten with sugar, butter and coconut. Yum!
Why our best yet? Because, we know why we went through all this trouble... It is the Lord's birthday and He deserves the best... Perfect seasonal weather with delicious and meaningful food- the best way to celebrate a birthday, don't you think?