I don't know what was so funny about the pillow being thrown in the air, but Mia sure thought it was hilarious! She went on like this for 15 minutes and had us all laughing right along with her!!! At 0:18 she is laughing so hard she can hardly breathe. Her laugh comes out in squeaks only! We sure had a good time that evening!!!!!!!
Monday, February 11, 2013
The day after Christmas, Dad called home on his lunch break, and Mom had to play "20 Questions" in order to figure out our activity for the evening.
She asked if someone had invited us to their house...to which I answered, "No." Technically speaking, we had invited ourselves over to the Lewis's house! :)
After a yummy meal, we played Christmas charades/pictionary. We had the option of acting or drawing or a combination of the two.
While we were at their house, we told mom to find a red-head and ask them if they had something for her. 4 people matched that description, and she ended up going through all four before finding the right one. Each successive clue had to be received in numerical order, so she had alot of fun going back and forth amongst everyone trying to remember who she'd asked and what they'd answered before she finally received all her pieces of paper.
Those slips led her to guess that we were taking her to lunch the next day to Fiesta Cancun along with her best friend, Mrs. Wegmeyer.
On Saturday of that week, we had her come to the library. Her first clue was handed to her, and it led her to a book in which she found another clue leading her to the next book.
I'm not sure if you can read these, but we had a variety of clues...unscrambling a title, a "Mad Gab" game type of clue, a drawing of a scene from one of our favorite kids' books, a quote from a book. Can you guess any of the book titles?
The final clues were particular words in books that told her we were going to Rockford to Applebees and then to see the Festival of Lights at Sinnissippi park.
On Sunday afternoon, we dialed a phone number and then handed Mom the phone. Mom had no idea who she was talking to for the first few minutes, and Mrs. Sisson played along really well. She actually took the time to put jelly beans in her cheeks and pinch her nose shut in order to disguise her voice. Finally she laughed, and Mom guess who it was.
Mrs. Sisson then informed her that we were coming up to their house for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day for a time of games and fellowship. They invited a number of families over during the evening to join in the fun!
Nate, Mel, Ellie, Robbie, and Matthew
Angel and Mr. Sisson
We greeted 2013 with songs and a time of prayer.
Gretchen, Kyle, and their three kids were there as well, and Alaina wanted to do crafts the next day.
Kyle, Stephen, and Mom
Gretchen and Stephen.
Unfortunately baby James was napping when we had the camera out, so we didn't get a photo of him. He's pretty cute!
We had a wonderful time with these special people!
To find out her next activity, Mom had to do this word search. What made it difficult was that I only gave her the first letters of each word. It was quite a challenge! We laughed at some of the words she tried to make as she sounded things out. She didn't find out who our fellow participants were until most of the way through the puzzle!
The Pollock ladies came for a visit, and then we all went out to a local Thai restaurant for lunch.
Back row: Sadie, Stephanie, Emily
Megan is in the front row with us.
We hid an invitation in the washing machine for Mom to find Friday morning as she went down to start the laundry. It told her a guest would be joining us for an afternoon of card-making. Mom had a few guesses as to who it would be, but she was still surprised when her sister, Tammy, showed up!
For our last activity, we were supposed to have Jason, Alyssa, and Mia over for supper and then go play laser tag. Alyssa got sick that night, so just Jason and Mia came over for supper and some games. We ended up playing laser tag in Texas on our trip in January...but that's another post!
We had just as much fun with Mom's Christmas present as she did! It was a very memorable couple of weeks, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with friends and family!