Playing PlayStation 3 with Camden's brother, London
London and I hiding our flag
Camden's dogs, Nataste ...
Rehearsing for Christmas caroling at the Royal York
Hotel tree lighting ceremony
Look at all the people who came!
Silent Night ...
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Look, it's SNOWING!
Nate and his family join us for lunch
From Christmas carols to Turkey bastin'!
Time for a quick nap before...
...cherry, pumpkin, and chocolate pie
I chose chocolate
Camden has pumpkin, Lyndsey has ice cream
Tryptophan in full effect...too sleepy to play games
This week was full of holiday spirit! We spent our day off at Camden's house. Her REAL home is actually here in Toronto and she's been excited to show us her house! We had a great time watching movies, playing video games, running around in the woods outside, and just spending the day together. Her two dogs, Nataste and Poet are so cute, they make me miss Yocco.
A couple days later, on Thanksgiving, Disney treated everyone to a catered dinner. They don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Canada on the same day that we do in America. Plus, the food is a little different than I'm used to on Thanksgiving. We had fish, lamb,chicken, vegetables, salad, ravioli, and potatoes. It was all very good.
The next day, we were special guest at the Royal York Hotel's annual tree lighting ceremony. We sang a bunch of Christmas carols and helped raise money for the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. Nate, a little boy fighting neuroblastoma, and his family, shared his story about his battle with cancer. Nate was able to have a wish granted earlier this year. He loves trains and got to visit his favorite train of all time. He did a great job at pulling the lever and lighting the tree. Afterwards, the hotel held a lunch for us and there was even a special guest in a red suit with a white beard!
On Sunday, Camden, Dakota, me and our families all decided to pitch in and cook a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Me and my mom made the turkey, pies, vegetables, and sweet potatoes. There was so much food and everyone ate until our stomachs almost exploded. We also played some card games and Bananagrams. Although I miss my family back in Pennsylvania, having terrific friends to spend the holidays with is awesome!
More to come soon...