Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Day in Valletta

On Christmas Eve Day, as the kids were on break and Papa was at work, we decided to have a friend day outing. I found a military concert for free in an outdoor theater in Valletta, so asked some good friends to join us.
And no more fun way to get to Valletta than to walk from their home and catch the ferry across the bay!!
The kids all adore each other; an awesome stair step of heights. Our families have a lot of similarities and just mesh so well. I joke that we'll have to meet a couple of Littles together again in about 10 years, as the mutual affection and comments between L and Avocet are sweetly priceless.
Ceiba met a new friend and all of the kids bounced around, giggles and swinging arms, flying and tumbling all day in the sunshine. The area of Valletta we explored is mostly void of car traffic, so we mamas got to relax a bit too. At lunch, the band from the concert did a flashmob music event in the plaza where we ate. Very entertaining!!!... as were the pigeons to chase.
We were treated with Little Debbie cakes, the Christmas tree kind, brought from a private mailed stash from other's family. It is these little things that make the day so special, and the generosity of friends when we are all so far from blood family during the holidays. These good friends become our own family and are so dear to us.
 And the fun of the ferry to head back home, nicely a DOWNhill walk from Valletta this time. Couldn't have asked for a better day!

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