29 December 2005

Christmas 2005

A quick tour of our Christmas - and thanks for all greetings!

Fortunately, you can't see their forced smiles...

What having five kids will do to a poor tree!

Gingerbread house ala Norvège...

Nativity scenes I and II:

The first one is in our living room. It has "real" people, angels etc. AND real sand and stones from Greece...


This year the kids wanted their own scene in the play room. We cleared out all books from a shelf, and luckily had an extra holy family. With a little imagination two neanderthals were made into shepherds, two giant sheep and ditto camel pose against the miniscule family, palm trees from a dinosaur world make the scene lifelike (together with more Greek sand and stones), whereas a pirate and a footballer make up a couple of wise men (isn't it ironic?!). (Only two wise men? Yeah, you know - when you've got to go, you've got to go...) The shelter is made out of cardboard - but then, a lot of shelters are, these days... See? The kids hardly even comment on the neanderthals' faces these days :)

All in all, a nice and quiet time has been had by everyone! (I know, such a shocking post...)

2 comments:

marianne said...

Hei, så søtt. Takk for sist fra Julie og meg, (som forøvrig nettopp har meldt henne på STS' au-pairprogram (USA)fra høsten...)Ha en fortsatt fin romjul. Klem

Riannan said...

That was hilarious. Sounds like an entertaining Christmas. Hope your New Year holiday and the next year are the same.