Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Slice of Life: Christmas Storytime!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, BethAnna, Kathleen, and Deb
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.
Books ready for sharing!

It's something I'd wanted to do for several years:  invite some young friends over for stories and cookies.  I finally squeezed it into the schedule last year.  And now, it's a new tradition!  Take the shortest day of the year, pull out a few favorite Christmas books, bake some cookies, and add four lovely ladies (with memories from last year's party when we had a scavenger hunt for some treats).  We started with stories, stopped for hot chocolate, cookies, and warm homemade bread (contributed by Mallory,) and improvised with a lively game of "Find the Baby Jesus," 
(it's okay, he's wooden)!  
Lady Lenna
Kilee the Kid
Incredible Imi!
Sometimes you just have to touch and toot!
Parting shot on the stairs!
And a parting comment from Kilee on the way to the car:
"That was awesome!"
Thanks, Kilee, I totally agree!


  1. Oh my goodness. That looks like such fun! I especially like "Find the Baby Jesus"! I am also picturing these girls growing up and watching this evolve to meet their reading tastes. What a great tradition you've started.

  2. I LOVE that event. Wonderful way to celebrate a holiday. Enjoy friend.

  3. This looks like such a fun, fun, fun time! What a great idea! I'm really missing having little kids around!

  4. What a wonderful thing you are doing for these girls. Love the pictures, such happiness showing. Happy Christmas, Ramona.

  5. How very fun, Ramona. The children looked like they were having so much fun! Merry Christmas.

  6. Ramona it looks like so much fun! I have a basket of winter/ holiday books under my tree. I am hoping to see which ones my grown children remember most - Love the holiday fun including the find the baby Jesus - perfect!

  7. This is such an awesome idea! I might have to start this tradition at our house too! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I'm stopping over from the Slice of Life Gang!

  8. Feed them books and cookies and you have an instant party! What a fun time and tradition to start! Just think, one day you will have grandchildren to join in this fun. :-)

  9. Thank You for sharing this fun time with them!