The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting."
Lousia May Alcott
We've spent the fourth day of Christmas quite cheerfully. My father-in-law ate breakfast with us (homemade buttermilk waffles, eggs, and bacon) and then watched A Christmas Carol with the children on the television before he left for home. We'll get to see him again on Monday when we have a Christmas party with my husband's side of the family.
The children spent a little time playing at the playground this afternoon, while I read a little. It was a bit chilly, the sun was shining for the first time in a few days. We stopped by the grocery store before heading home for a few essentials for the next few days... and, yes, ice cream found its way into the cart!