Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas with the Crazies

So...the other night was the annual Crazie Christmas party. All my Crazies have families in one way or another that they spend Christmas with. But this group of friends who have been inter-dependent for anything up to eight years always gets together whenever possible. Most years we all disappear to a fabulous big cottage in Cornwall for a week. However with The Girls in London and the Aginoths bound by small children, these days it is difficult to get everyone together for a party - but Christmas is still top of the list.

We all do have intriguing nicknames: craziequeen, Aginoth, Mrs Aginoth, Cyberkitten, Bionicdwarf, SleepyPete, LMB, LMD, Aginoth Jnr, RCA and K (we're still waiting for a craziename for K!)
This year bionicdwarf hosted the party in his nice little house.......it got awful crowded with eleven of us - god help us if any of our bachelor boys gets a girl......anyway, the Aginoth children always have to give up seats to an adult or someone more needy - so once we were all in the house they got to swarm over the stairs....

Studying her Nintendo Wotsit is LMB (Little Miss Blonde) and LMD (Little Miss Dark) is chattering happily to Piglet. Aginoth Jnr is sprawled deep in concentration on his own Nintendo Thingy.

LMD decided she really liked my Santa hat, and had a paparazzi moment as we all cooed and chuckled over her, pulling out cameras around the room and she turned to each camera with a beaming smile......

That girl is going to be a star!

In addition to the Secret Santa gifts (thank you for my Ealing films, Secret Santa!), the children bought us all fun games to play, and we tried My Dog Has Fleas, with LMD helping RCA, K coming close to winning and Aginoth Jnr cheating outrageously!

Then we played Hungry Frogs which, being fun, fast and noisy, the children soon annexed to their toy corner! And finally we broke open my Uno Stacko....

which LMD explained to RCA (not really [snigger]) - but to be honest, RCA had to explain the game to me!

LMD (formerly known as The Baby Who Hates Me) is becoming quite the social butterfly, and really wanted to squish in between mummy and cyberkitten who really, really hates his picture being seen.....

This is cyberkitten getting a masterclass in Nintendo thingys from a 7yr old and a 4yr old. Excellent! Yes, that is a duck on ck's head - it was a duck themed evening as I gave the girls 'Glow in the Duck Ducks'. SleepyPete is on the right taking notes........

I love this photo, with the children swarming over everything and everyone doing something. Left to right from the back: bionicdwarf, LMB, cyberkitten, Mrs A, LMD, Aginoth Jnr, RCA and K.

btw - my mistletoe is still fresh............M'WAH!

cq

13 comments:

~Cathy~ said...

Lovely pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas celebration! Uno Stacko looks very interesting!

Michele sent me to visit!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It looks all very err...organised!

CyberKitten said...

Who would've thought that maintaining a secret identity took so much effort........ [grin]

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Poor little kids, banished to the stairs with only their Nintedo thingabobs to keep them entertained. :-)

Merry Christmas, Michele sent me.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What great great fun you all always have! And what's nice too is that it extends Christmas a bit longer! I am ashamed to sday that I do not have a clue as to what Nintendo does or is....I know it's some kind of game, but that is the extent of my knowledge....As In "NOTHING"!

Sara said...

Sounds like you had a great time...and you have the photos to prove it!

Cornwall - isn't there a theatre that is outside right on the ocean in Cornwall??? I think they might be open rain or shine...and they do a lot of old Will's stuff!!

Jen said...

That looks like a ton of fun! Way cool :-)

Square1 said...

It sounds like a wonderful Holiday. Thank you so very much for sharing. Have a happy New year!

Michele sent me.

Minerva said...

Looks like a WONDERFUL christmas full of joy, fun and noise.. exactly what it should be!

Minerva

colleen said...

I guess I answered my own question posed at Michele's.

Now I really want to see his face. He's all I can see, trying to penetrate the disguise. Are all your friends nicknames cyber names? Glad you all had fun!

David said...

feeling the love!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Michele has sent me back to the fun!

Roland said...

Michele sent me today & since I was here yesterday though I'd check out your Christmas doings now that I know all about you via your 100 things list.