Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas festivities

We have had many Christmas events this season.

Our first Christmas event was at the little theater here in Umbertide the Teatro di Riuniti.
There were 3 plays presented in English (!) by the three fifth grade classes. The performances were very sweet, with music, dancing and singing.  I understood most of the English which was quite a feat for 9 and 10 year olds.  The plot of all 3 skits was that money can't buy happiness, so it is a good thing to appreciate friends, family and good food!  I loved it!!!

Next we had a Christmas party at our school Lingua in Corso.  Our teachers are so much fun.  We were supposed to invite family, so we invited Joseph and Paul to join us. This is me and my sweet teacher Eleanora.

We played Trombolone.  A game that is the brother of Bingo according to our teacher. In this game, everyone wins.

This is Illaria holding up the prize.  I think she looks like an elf!

We had Christmas dinner at Joseph and Paul's new home.  It is so very beautiful.  

Here is the dining room set up for all of us.  The room was as beautiful as the food was delicious.  All in all it was a memorable first Italian Christmas.

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