At the Circus House we love Christmas! Sometimes though between Hockey, Dance, School Activities, Work and other obligations we just run out of time to enjoy the season. For half a minute we considered not doing Christmas Caroling as just 10 days before we had Pat's birthday party with the whole crew! If I had been thinking I would have asked the big man in red to make an appearance at Pic a Deli in the middle of the Birthday Part and then called it a day.
I just couldn't let a seven year tradition end because once you take a year off sometimes you never go back. Some of the kids in our group don't ever remember a year without a Christmas celebration at the Rokochys. So even though it may not have been the biggest or best organized year ever we still made it happen and hopefully the kids will remember the fun time and not the burnt cookies!
This year we hosted on a Sunday so Chef Pat had the whole day to create his Hamburger and Potato Soup Masterpieces.
The extent of my Christmas baking was invading the chef's space for half an hour to make Cinnamon Logs. Olivia made them into perfect little logs then as I was madly vacuuming I burnt the second batch!
Kiss the Chef Hat went over very well! Even better than mistletoe.
Kelsey always finds the smallest shirt in his closet to wear to caroling.
We enjoyed soup, cookies and loads of fun.