There was something about decorating the house that got me in a festive mood. I was ready to have company over for dinner tonight and every weekend night from now until Christmas! Ok, that was a little ambitious.... so we started with having company tonight and then we'll see how the rest of our days play out!!! I made a bit pot of chili and then set up a chili bar with lots of toppings!!!
The kids loved it..... and my secret chili recipe is filled with lots of good veggies (carrots, bell peppers, and tomatoes) that I love pulling a fast one one them!!!! They requested to sit at our big dinning room table... without adults.... I think the boys had a little motive to sit in this room.... they could watch the basketball game on tv from this table!! : )
Ethan sat in the other room with the adults!!! This boy LOVES chili! He ate quick and then wanted down.... I probably should have put him in the other room with the big kids and he would have eaten more. I think he was ready to get down and run around with the gang!
After dinner Ryan and Troy showed up to play and Uncle Kellen was here too!!!! It was a full house... full and loud! Perfect!
The girls were getting tired so they laid themselves down and tucked themselves in to get ready for a sleepover! We didn't have one planned but we should soon. When is too soon? They are just 5 and 3..... I bet it would be lots of fun though! I just wonder how they will do through the night and first thing in the morning. Maybe over the break will be a good time to try it out!
Things get a little wild with all of the kids at the house.... lots of running and jumping! Lots of energy also means a quick burn out at the end of the night so we always try to catch them right before meltdown time..... try to end things on a high note!!! And that we did!!! : )