Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve this year was at Letty & Paul's new house.
 The gift exchange was pretty fun this year.   
 Maiya stole Nick's Fart Book.  She has memorized the book.
Maiya with Mrs. Ayala and the PEACE blanket she made for Maiya.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holidays @ Work

I always say that there are like 7 or 8 potluck events and parties at my work during the holidays.  
This year, I think there were actually more than 10 events.  Here are a few of them.
Navidad en el Barrio - we packed and distributed 125 baskets of food. 
I went in on a Saturday after being out sick 3 days from work.
Santa Claus came and gave out toys to the children.
He was like a rock star.
Santa's Angelina Groupies
Our preschool Children's Holiday Performance
 Run, Run, Rudolph!
Singing "Feliz Navidad"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tree trimming with Tula

Our friends Scott and Tula from Detroit came over a few days before Christmas.  Tula and Maiya put up our tree.  It was a 3 foot tree, actually maybe 2 feet tall with a foot long stick at the top.  Since it was pouring rain when we got the tree over the weekend, we just grabbed it and ran it to the car.  It was so small it fit in the backseat.  We had it drying out in the garage for a few days and finally put up the tree 3 days before Christmas with Tula's help.  We put it on a cooler... it only needed one strand of lights and about 1/4 of my ornaments.  
 Tony made me this Peace Sign out of lights and rope and wire.  He had bought the wire last year.  This year I bought some solar lights that go on the bushes.  I was pretty excited about the peace lights.  So are the girls in the window, can you see them?
*P * E * A * C * E *

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Hanukkah 2010

Here are Tony and Maiya making a homemade candle after reading the Hanukkah book "One Candle."  The book is about the story of two sisters who made their own secret Hanukkah candle out of potato, butter and twisted threads while WW2 prisoners.  They then make the candle and share the story with their grandchildren every year at Hanukkah.
Opening Hanukkah presents from Bubbe Fran and Zeyde Don from Idaho.