December 24, 2014 – Pilat Eve

Although John is still a little shaky on his feet, we decide to go ahead and host Pilat Eve (known to other folks as Christmas Eve.) When I was teenager Christmas Eve was always celebrated by my friends at our house. There would be tree decorating and lots of munchies. When we got older there were also adult beverages. And so the tradition continues.

This year we have pigs in blankets, chicken liver mousse, bean and cheese dip with tortilla chips, vegetables with dip, salmon spread on bagel chips, egg nog, mini-cupcakes, cookies, wine, and rum cake. Rose, John and Leigh Henderson and the Pilat contingent are here.

We exchange some presents. We eat a bunch and drink a bunch. John lights the Hanukkah candles. Sarah has made up a YouTube play list of “follow the bouncing ball” Christmas songs and we sing to the best of our abilities. It is a really nice evening.

Living room awaits Pilat Eve guests
Living room awaits Pilat Eve guests

Hard to believe but I made a dessert that everyone likes
Hard to believe but I made a dessert that everyone likes

Jonathan gathering up some hors d'oeuvres
Jonathan gathering up some hors d’oeuvres

John lights the Hanukkah candles
John lights the Hanukkah candles

Nathan unwraps a Lego treat from us with Ryan's help
Nathan unwraps a Lego treat from us with Ryan’s help

Ryan and Sam look at his new book
Ryan and Sam look at his new book

Nathan loves his new Spooner from Aunt Peggy and Uncle Ted
Nathan loves his new Spooner from Aunt Peggy and Uncle Ted
So does Sam!
So does Sam!
Nathan looks through "The New How Things Work"
Nathan looks through “The New How Things Work”
Nathan and Sam help Zayde unwrap a new blender
Nathan and Sam help Zayde unwrap a new blender
Santa has not forgotten Jonathan
Santa has not forgotten Jonathan
or Ryan!
or Ryan!
Ryan and Nathan look through Sam's "Book with No Words"
Ryan and Nathan look through Sam’s “Book with No Words”

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