Saturday, December 28, 2013
Twas The Night Before Christmas... (Photostory)
...at the Taylor house. Danielle and her mom were able to get some gifts wrapped and under the tree.
Melanie dutifully dropped Nicole off to spend Christmas with Rod. Now everyone is in their pjs and getting ready to watch a Christmas movie.
Rod and Roberta are conversating in the living room.
Nicole and the boys are having an interesting conversation.
Danielle is making hot chocolate and popcorn. (One of my favorite snack combos)
The hot chocolate will be put in the thermos to stay warm throughout the movie.
The popcorn bowl and the mugs are ready.
"So what do you want Santa Claus to bring you?" (Nicole)
"Can you tell Santa he needs some new cars?" (Julian)
"I can't talk to Santa. I'm just a kid." (Nicole)
Danielle has transferred the popcorn to the bowl.
"Nicole, can you come get the popcorn and sit it on the ottoman?" (Danielle)
"Be careful Do you have it?" (Danielle)
"Yes. It's not heavy." (Nicole)
"Da-ad...you have to move your feet." (Nicole)
"Why? Feet go really nicely with popcorn." (Rod)
"No it doesn't!" (Nicole)
"What? You've never heard of popcorn with feet? It's similar to popcorn with butter." (Rod)
"No, it's not." (Nicole)
"How you doing in there, honey? The movie is going to start soon." (Rod)
"Almost done." (Danielle)
"Oh, you want to sit with granny." (Roberta)
"Who wants hot chocolate and who wants juice?" (Danielle)
"Can I have both?" (Rod)
"No, you have to chose. I only brought six cups." (Danielle)
"Mom, I have your popcorn coming." (Danielle)
"Is it nice and buttery?" (Roberta)
"Just like you like it." (Danielle)
Everyone is settled in and the movie is about to start.
It's a classic, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
"Why are you hogging the popcorn?" (Rod)
"Oops, sorry." (Nicole)
A wonderful night with the family. Rod and Danielle are hoping this movie will tire out the kids, so they sleep through the night. There's still a lot of gift wrapping left to do. In case you are wondering, that is real air popped popcorn. It was my personal afternoon snack.