my parents came home (to iowa) from china for a two-month break this Christmas season. they came out to stay with us for a week, arriving the sunday after Christmas. while they were here the weather was absolutely gorgeous, reaching 63 degrees one day - a welcome break from the blizzards they had been experiencing in iowa. we got to play outside every day!
harrison really loved having two more people around the house to play with him all day long! jeremy and i were concerned that he might not speak to them - or speak at all - because he is normally not as verbal with anyone other than mom & dad. but he surprised us by being instantly accepting of grandma & grandpa...and VERY chatty!
on new year's day we made a big meal and invited jer's side of the family to join us.
we always play games after holiday meals. "clue" is one of the favorites. i'm always "miss scarlet" (not only because of my black hair, but because she gets to go first every time. it's true...read the rules). and jer's mom is always "mrs. white".