Friday, December 26, 2008

It was a great Christmas here

We had real German bratwurst on Christmas eve, eggs benedict on Christmas morning, then traditional English Christmas dinner - roast leg of lamb, mint sauce, roast potatoes, green beans, broccoli from the garden, shortbread tarts with lemon curd, etc. We were pleased to have both sets of Grandparents and Anthony's niece and nephew to celebrate with us - a full house, indeed.

If you read my dad's blog, I'm sorry but you may have already seen this. I am so glad that he caught this moment. Anna has been really interested in "The Little Drummer Boy," this year, and we practiced it a lot (like at bathtime). After our big Christmas dinner, she performed it (with spontaneous backup harmony):

I am also glad she and Colin did not ruin the moment by changing it to "...I played my BUM for him, Pah Rum Pah Pam BUM!" a substitution that always reduced them to mirthful glee!

Other great holiday Colinisms:

"Daddy, is Oma in charge of you?"

"Mommy, did you know fish have no necks?"

"Daddy, my teacher says Daddies DO, too, fart!"

Happy Holidays from Vetmommy.


Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL!! STUPENDOUS! I actually CLAPPED,Jennifer, when you had finished!! how tuneful! you looked so lovely together..Mother and are making some lovely memories here..MORE!MORE!

Aunty Norma (an ardent Fan) xxxx

get2eric said...

Grandads don't pump though....

Leah said...

I LOVED IT!!! Thanks for sharing the moment.

premenopaws said...

Aw, now that was sweet!

Emily said...

I enjoyed spending Christmas with you all!