Friday, December 25, 2009

Best Christmas Yet...

But not in the way most people think of... though the grands' gifts certainly made us smile... (Remember, we only do stockings and PJs)

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?

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Sounds like fun!

kado! said...

those last sweet treats look yummy! I'd love the recipe!

our snow is gone...but more is in our future!!! New Year's eve is bringing us snow!!! So they say!!!

Hansonpatch said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas. I wish we had snow! Baby calls I'll write again soon

Lara said...

Looks wonderful! Especially the snow. I'll trade you mine for yours! :)

Nikia, May and da kids said...

Chandy, once you put pictures of food up here, especially Pinoy food, I forget what you wrote and go straight to the food = )

I'm glad your family had a wonderful Christmas and i wish you all the Happiest New Year as well.

May

Chandy said...

Thank you all so much!