We had a very nice visit with my dad and step-mom, Wendy, yesterday. They drove up and got to see Michael play his last soccer game. They won!!! The weather was perfect. We came back to the house and just took it easy. My step-mom made supper and brought it with her. She also brought a special treat for our kids, which they loved! I think we have found a tradition that we will adopt every year. They are called Christmas Crackers and in England, where Wendy is from, it's a popular tradition. To open the cracker, you pull on one end and someone else pulls the other end, kind of like a wishbone. Whoever gets the longer end gets the prize and has a crown (made of tissue) to wear. The cracker makes a popping sound when it's opened. My kids had so much fun and the anticipation leading up to cracking them open, was fun for me. I got to watch the kids squirm a little. I think that's fun for all parents!!!