Yes, Grace had a tongue, and a really cute one at that.
Anya had piano lessons while she was with us, and was very proudly playing "Jolly old Saint Nicolas".
This would be the cute little Gwynneth, she was starting to smile at Grandpa.
Sam was a hit with the bedtime stories
And also was the supervisor for the magnificent gingerbread house. Not Graham cracker, mind you, real gingerbread, and the smell of it conjured up all sorts of lovely childhood memories for me.
Anya was a great help with the truffle dipping, not to worry all of those hands were washed, with soap and then sanitized. Truffles were great, thanks to Emily and her amazing recipes.
Anya and Aaron decorated my christmas tree. They also put up the village underneath. It really got interesting when the "Monster-Barbie" appeared and tipped over the houses!
We spent Thanksgiving in Atlata with Kim and her family. Of course, just for us, they had arranged for a record cold spell,with temps almost down to freezing! As soon as we left it got back up into the 70's. I got them all excited about Emily's super truffles and Beka and I made several batches for Kim to take to family and friends.... she called the other day to make some more, I think the family enjoyed them all gone, so there were none left to take to friends.
My goodness these pictures are in disarray, here is some more Nikolaus unwrapping going on.