Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas 2008

On Chrsitmas morning Giacomo noticed that the cookies and the milk we left on the table the previous evening were gone. "He is here, he is here!!! He ate everything, and he has left a letter!!!" Here is grandma Anna reading the letter:

Going closer to the living room - here are the faces as they see the presents:

But how many presents?

Samuele was still sleepy, Giacomo on the other hand was way toooo happy
to take a picture with the tree:

Shall we open a present?

We had with us the Bird family for lunch (we didn't take any pictures together, how sad...),
and here is the appetizer plate:

Parmesan bowl with green beans and speck; toasted bread with truffle salsa; rolled polenta with mozzarella di bufala, spinach and almond; toasted bread with smoked salmon; toasted bread with homemande paté di olive; rolled bread wit eggcream

The decorated table (and I)

After that we made a theater of the nativity. Samuele was Joseph, I played Mary, Giacomo was the innkeeper, the sheperd, the 3 kings, Emanuel was the donkey, the sheep and the camel:

Joseph brings the donkey with the pregnant Mary

The innkeeper doesn't have room at the inn

Here is the king on the camel

We have felt the real spirit of Christmas and we feel very blessed to have Christ in our lives and in our home. Thanks to our two beautiful children for teaching us and letting us stay children too - with them together! Thanks to our family and our dear friends for sharing this holiday with us!