Wednesday, December 17, 2008

First Christmas gathering

Lest my blog be doomed with filled with gloom...
Sunshine shine, rain begets a bow.
There are 2 things in a year that I look forward to sharing with my SG - the SG retreat and our Christmas party.

It was not a oikos/Matthew and friends night for us coz if you ever go to any of our gatherings, you will either get overwhelmed by the kids or see overwhelmed adults!

(and it might even scare off newly weds or going-to-be- weds!)

So, we had our own gathering. It has been a long time since the whole gang (sounds like school!) gathered together even! The result of being a parent with obligations at the side!

So, with 2 kids, 5 toddlers, 1 baby and 12 adults, we gathered under Simon's roof!
For the first time, I was more interested in talking with the adults and playing with the kids to take any photos of the food. But the spread was glorious and complemented the atmosphere so well.
I don't remember who brought what, although WY did bellow it out.
There was fried noodles, fried rice, mix vege, satay, roasted chicken, lobak, REAL brandied fruit cake, durian puffs/tarts, fruits, agar agar, grass-jelly drink...etc. I think there was more but as I said...busy busy me!
It was great too coz we didn't need to bother much about where our son was. There were loads of games and things to keep them occupied within the living hall. And if not, there would always be an adult keeping an eye on him. We kept an eye on any kid that ventured within the area we sat.
And we sat in small groups everywhere around the living room. And we also circulated so much so I talked to everyone that evening....except Patrick, come to think of it! Sorry Patrick!
Loved the little girls! Girls are so different from boys! And more so now that all of them are pass 1 and nearly 2! Wanted to kidnap Zoe home too until I heard she is an angel up until 2 am! hahaha....
It was great. It was a good time of catching up.
The 2 elder girls took the trouble even to give a performance! And they sang beautifully the song from that abalone chinese drama (what is the name, WY?)
Can't wait for our next SG trip. There will be one more to the kids-gang then hopefully!


Jaanvi said...

he he... that means you had a gala time...

simon said...

glad you guys had a good time... but first time for who? christopher?

Pat said...

There's always a next time, no worries :)

CNY Gathering - Simon, how about it? ;)

little prince's mummy said...

Merry Xmas

andrewjune said...

wow you guys did had a GREAT time there! how nice...
this yr we will not be organizing any xmas bbq - too much parties already we had!

Ann said...

Jaanvi - indeed I did. Hope you have a good holidays too at the end of the year!

Simon - was looking for "For the first time" then I realised where I said it. Actually most of the time, I would just sit down quietly dealing with Christopher, at least for the early part of the gathering. But this time round, I had fun right away!

Patrick - oohhhh, yeah, forgot the CNY one!

Little Price's mummy - Merry Merry Christmas to you too!

June - ahhhh nooooo....nothing like a party to set the CHristmas cheer up a notch! But I guess a quiet one with family sometimes works so well too!

Julie said...

So much fun for the adults and kids. We are the youngest in the CG of people in the 40's so obviously no chance to have such fun unless I have many many kids.

Blessed Christmas!

LittleLamb said...

Glad that u had a nice time :)

We just spent our "Home-E" last Sunday at KFC eheehhe

Moomykin said...

It's always a fun and a frenzy when there are loads of people and kids about.

Have a blessed Christmas.

Our Jouneys.... said...

Blessed Christmas Ann...may all the wishes and joy of Christmas come through to you and your family...