we made gingerbread houses. it was good family bonding filler. this is me with my cousins - we were a team! later the family at large played disney's scene it. good times, although my family lost to the cousins. the best part of tday 2006 was going outside at sunset with the niece and helping her slide and swing in the cold. the moon was just a sliver and the nephew joined us for a bit lying on the grass and commenting that it was cold. very nice bit of nature and family in one.