Friday, December 19, 2008

...and then there were SIX!!!

Santa's hour glass is slowly winding down!  Hope you are getting close to finishing your shopping.  I finished my shopping for the kids today.  Hooray!!  Now just need to pick up some gift cards and we are set!  Yesterday we read the Night Before Christmas and the Christmas Mouse for our 12 days activity.

Tonight we are working on the prep for our tamale party tomorrow.  We loosely celebrate some Mexican holiday traditions, like Tamales for Christmas and Menudo for New Years, which is by the way, a hang over cure!  Tamales are typically made by the family and eaten on February 2nd, which marks the end of the holiday season, but for some reason, in California, it's become a tradition to have them around Christmas.

For those of you that do not know, a Tamale is a meat, cheese, fruit or veggies all enclosed in "masa" which is a corn meal dough and then wrapped up in a corn husk and steamed.  It's eaten by unwrapping it from the corn husk and eating the cooked "masa" and whatever is incased inside.  Yummy!

To lift your holiday spirits here's a musical interlude from the boys and also became part of our 12 days activity, which was watching Christmas movies ;)


~Mama Skates~ said...

haha - too stinkin' cute!!! ethan - i LOVE polar express too! ;0)

baby trevor's mommy said...

Watch out American comes Javi! *wink* He really sings good for a little guy!

Thanks for the holiday pick me up! Cause I'm feeling much more bah-humbug today! Enough with the snow already!