Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice is the shortest day on the calendar, and where we live, the day was 9 hours and 3 minutes long and we packed a lot of winter fun into it.

There were blueberry pancakes for breakfast and a crossword puzzle followed by a decadent family nap time.  Then one of us participated in the traditional shaking of the presents and the not-so-traditional tasting of the wrapping.  (He's getting his two front teeth for Christmas.)

Then we took advantage of the last hours of daylight for a family winter hike in the Turtle Creek Floodplain as well as Henry's first sled ride.

Henry had some lovely sweet potatoes, avocado and blueberry applesauce for dinner and then opened gifts and played until bedtime.

Then Ben and I ate squash soup and mushroom stroganoff and opened gifts by candlelight followed by a tired game of Yahtzee.

I hope your winter holidays are filled with joy.



Anonymous said...

Yay for teeth! Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

melissa said...

what a wonderful solstice celebration!
i love henry's plaid shirt and brown cords - such a grownup outfit!

hope you're all having a wonderful christmas today!

cmv said...

looks like such a wonderful day! thanks for giving us such a lovely glimpse of it! enjoy the rest of the holidays!

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