Poppa got called out after lunch, but told the kids to go ahead and open the gifts without him as he knew how excited they all were.
The kids had so much fun outside in the snow yesterday, and again today. The dogs loved them being here. Bandit was in his glory, and Portia absolutely couldn't get over all the attention she was getting.
Poor Liz had gotten off a 12 hour shift Saturday morning and had been beyond tired, but I must admit she was a "trooper" right up until the end of the day. The kids were all gone to bed by 8 pm, and us adults called it a day to lay down and watch some TV by 9 pm. Rob went out to work for the evening.
We had ate so much at lunch time we ended up just snacking later on, leaving our Christmas meal for today. The weather was to take a turn for the worse, so Paul wanted us to eat at 11 pm, so this is what we did.
A friend recently had given me the recipe for the Harvard Beets, and of course I do love sharing. Recipe please? FOR A PRINTABLE RECIPE PLEASE *CLICK* HERE.
After lunch was cleaned up the gang all got ready to head out.
I had lots more cleaning up to do, and still more tomorrow but I was tired after I did up the dishes, and cleaned my oven (a little mess I had made in earlier required the clean-up).
Late this afternoon I had a phone call about our puppies. Another one has found her FOREVER HOME, with still the little Red Tri Female & Black Tri Male looking for their Forever Homes now. They just turned two weeks old, and their eyes finally opened this past Friday ... now the fun will begin by the end of this week, then the weaning in only 2 more weeks away. Time flies in puppy land !
Yes it was an absolutely great weekend, worth every moment of the extra work and sore body to have those 5 kids here having so much fun, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.