5:30 am is not a fun time to wake up, let alone to discover YOUR FIRST GRAY HAIR!! (But the more that I get, the sooner I get to go back to highlighting my hair and being blonde like I should be!)
In the car by six for a brief pit stop at Mejier (Sale started at 6am, Lego Dimensions for the boys BOGO 40% off!- I got the last one of each at 6:04am!)
A perfect time for fresh out of the oven rice pudding, giving presents (drapes and pillows for mom) and some Simpson's chess...
With Puddin' as the photographer, it turned into a photo shoot, ha ha!
(Despite his three cups of coffee, Dad was already snoozing on the couch, so I had to wake him up to see it!)
(His laughing made me laugh, which made W laugh and make weird noises, which made us laugh even harder!)
(with the disposable plates and utensils I brought so I wouldn't have to wash dishes). Everyone but mom loved my corn, and the cinnamon butter was a big hit. Autumn's green bean casserole tasted not quite done (maybe because she used frozen green beans?) and needed a little something (said her recipe didn't call for Worcestershire). The yellow squash she sautéed made Justice sick. I'm just glad she had showed up and helped mom! She had to work at four so she took a nap after lunch.
After Uncle Roger got there, he ate and we sat around and talked
and had dessert! My oatmeal mock pecan pie wasn't as good as I had hoped, and my own brother preferred the store bought sugar cream pie over mine (allegedly because of the temperature)!
After some ice cream (or in Z's case, a plate of whipped cream), the boys played outside.
Dinner (started with me reading a Psalm) was leftovers (with the addition of Pud's friend and his girlfriend for company) and chips but no popcorn :(
B came in to announce his other front tooth was loose! After wiggling it, and flipping it around (blech!)
Dad and E went out to the barn to watch football and mom and I chatted a bit while the kids played Trouble, then we loaded up and headed home! (Mom and dad both had to work on Friday.)
It was a great day with my family! Can't wait to see them again at Christmas!