We are half way through out party season here in Hong Kong. Each year we host parties for the MS teachers and their families as a thank you for a great semester. Last night we had a bunch of families with kids, so it was crowed, but fun! Jack had a blast because his buddie Josiah and family were here. Check out the funny video of them "tickling" each other.
With 12 adults and 7 kids in the house it was a fun, but crowded night! :o)
Although it doesn't "feel" like Christmas weather here, we are in full holiday spirit! Dec. has become a time where we love to open our home to friends and share the joy the season brings with others. In preparation for our holiday parties I hosted a cookie exchange on Mon. We baked sugar cookies that everyone helped decorate. Here's Jack helping me cut them out the night before.
All ready to decorate.
Jack icing a no-sugar-wholewheat- sugar cookie :o)
Max wasn't really in the cookie decorating mood...
Moms and two-year olds in action...
Jack vegging out watching the Little Drummer Boy classic holiday movie.
We've had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend so far. Bryan has had off since Wed. noon, which is great! We've loved the extra time with him around! Thur. afternoon/evening we hosted a dinner here in our clubhouse for the ICS teachers. Around 80 people joined in the festivities and we had tons of great food. I successfully cooked a turkey and made stuffing and gravy!
Wonderful friends and colleagues.
The dinner organizers... Christine and myself.
Web-caming with family on Thanksgiving. Doesn't Jack look thrilled? :o)
Friday we were invited over to our friends the Simons for a BBQ and a great afternoon of fun. Here are a few pictures from that afternoon.
Jack didn't get a nap while we were there, so he crashed on the bus home :o)
Friday evening we put up our Christmas decorations. We are feeling cozy and holidayish now in our home. Max loved the antlers :o)
Our first ornament casualty... I guess thats what happens when the two year old decorates ....
May you enjoy this season of Advent and giving as much as we will!!!!
Last weekend we headed out to one of our favorite beaches. It was too cold to swim, but Jack had a blast playing in the sand. One of our friends was having a birthday lunch out there, so it was a great afternoon!
We headed out to the beach with two sleeping boys...
Here a video of little Max... He doesn't really do anything, but I don't want to neglect taking videos of him. :o)