A couple of weekends ago….back before I went to work and before Caitlin got sick…we had some friends over for a Cookie Exchange. As people arrived, the Irishman took family pictures with our friend Frosty.
(Lyndsay, Dave, and the twins came too, but the boys were not cooperating for a photo, so I’ll skip that one!)
We did invite some families with little girls, but as luck would have it none of them could make it. Caitlin was a bit quiet with all those older, louder boys around, but she warmed up in the end!
We made fake gingerbread houses by covering mini orange juice cartons with graham crackers and lots of candy. Most of the kids cared more about the candy than the houses, but that is part of the fun!
By far the most popular thing to do was play with the train! There were more than a few lessons in sharing!
Jack loved checking in on Sean. He just found out that he is going to be a big brother!
And of course there were cookies...
...and more candy!
We’d wanted to do something like this last year and didn’t get around to it. I’m glad we fit it all in before I went back to work!