Lloyd and I enjoyed a 3-hour lunch with some friends that we hadn't seen in 32 years. The talk went on and on and still we left with a lot of things yet to talk about. Bill and Meredith are one of those couples who, when you see them again, you pick up right where you left off. That is, if you even recognize after so long a time between meetings. It's a happy circumstance that they now live just a few miles from Mary and Greg here in the Okanagan. We'll definitely be getting together with them again.
But the main portion of our fun day happened when Mary, Greg, Layla and Baron arrived at the Spirit Ridge Resort for the Christmas fair. So much to see and do. The rain didn't dampen anyone's spirits and the only event it cancelled was the hot air balloon. The basket was there, with the operator in it lighting the huge flares, but the balloon itself couldn't be inflated or attached because the rain would make it too heavy. Everything else was perfect though.
|Mary, Layla and Baron with the hot air balloon basket|
We checked out the many beautifully decorated Christmas trees of which these are just a few...
|Just ignore that strange child in green He's not ours.|
The kids played in the bouncy castle room...
While their parents and grandparents watched and visited together....
|Mary and Lloyd|
Then we went to the cookie and ornament decorating room where the kids got down and dirty with cookies, ornaments, paint, frosting, and candy of all types.
while parents and grandparents looked on and even helped a bit.
Then it was off to the bonfire pit where the kids toasted marshmallows with their Dad's help
and, using the chocolate and graham wafer crackers provided, they made delicious s'mores
|Papa with his first ever s'more|
|Layla savoring her s'more|
And then, for the grand finale, the kids got to sit on Santa's knee and tell him what they wanted for Christmas.
|Baron was less than thrilled!|
Hope your day was a happy one too.