We are shooting for dinner around 5:30 or so. So turkey, roast beef, mashed potatoes, white rolls, cracked wheat rolls, stove top stuffing, veggie plate, corn and a broccoli, cauliflower curry casserole which has gotten good reviews so far. There will be shrimp, and a selection of cocktail sauses- not hot at all, a little hot. Cherry pie, apple pie, pumpkin pies, ice cream. 7 up, root beer, cranberry juice.
We realize that some people had to work today so we didn’t make any food assignments. However, if you feel like we’ve left anything out or you want to bring something, go ahead.
We're also having live music.
(Sorry, Iva just read this and nixed the band)
Anyway, dinner was great. We didn't open that many gifts. But Brent and Stella and I sang our Christmas song again for everyone. We learned it in choir and we all sang different parts. I was really impressed with Stella and how well she sang her own part without any help.
Stella wanted dolls from the Descendants movie and a suitcase that has four wheels from Santa. She got that and then some. Because I surprised her with the American Girl doll that I had told her I would NEVER buy for her. And I did. I am a sucker for those American Girl dolls. It is kind of like giving a gift to myself. She also loved her Star Wars umbrella since she wanted everything that was Star Wars now, but I would always tell her no. She loves her new umbrella, and she needed one too.
We hung out the rest of the morning and I think I took a nap and then we got ready for everyone to come over for dinner.
Stella also kept playing with her new watch from Grammy. It kept her very entertained until bedtime finally came. She put Mary Ellen in her pajamas and also wore her matching PJs. They looked so cute together. What a lucky girl our little Stella is. However, she deserves all the fun that we fit into these two days for sure.