Off To See Santa (12/11/2016) At Old Ranch Country Club
We arrived just at 11:00 and got to see the snow in its pristine condition, before the varmints tore it up! We had a delightful meal, visited with Amy and Joe and watched Alex and Charlie get all excited about Christmas. They met Santa, got their faces/arms painted! Charlie had his arm painted with light bulbs and then proceeded to put his arm on his forehead... He looked funny all lit up!
We went farther north than we expected!
This was just for sledding...
Shall we eat or see Santa first?? It's rock-paper-scissors to the rescue
Did You Know? - Rock-paper-scissors is a zero-sum hand game usually played between two people, in which each player simultaneously forms one of three shapes with an outstretched hand.
These shapes are "rock" (✊ a simple fist), "paper" (✋ a flat hand), and "scissors" (✌️ a fist with the index and middle fingers together forming a V). The game has only three possible outcomes other than a tie: a player who decides to play rock will beat another player who has chosen scissors ("rock crushes scissors") but will lose to one who has played paper ("paper covers rock"); a play of paper will lose to a play of scissors ("scissors cut paper").
If both players choose the same shape, the game is tied and is usually immediately replayed to break the tie. Other names for the game in the English-speaking world include roshambo and other orderings of the three items, sometimes with "rock" being called "stone".
The game is often used as a choosing method in a way similar to coin flipping, drawing straws, or throwing dice. Unlike truly random selection methods, however, rock–paper–scissors can be played with a degree of skill by recognizing and exploiting non-random behavior in opponents.
The first known mention of the game was in the book Wuzazu (zh) (traditional Chinese: 五雜組; simplified Chinese: 五杂组) by the Chinese Ming-dynasty writer Xie Zhaozhi (zh) (traditional Chinese: 謝肇淛; simplified Chinese: 谢肇淛; fl. ca. 1600), who wrote that the game dated back to the time of the Chinese Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD).
"Good job boys!"
"We are off to see Santa! But first, we need a funny face"
One funny face coming up!
"Have you guys been good???"
"This is Frosty's baby picture"
"Boys will be boys!"
"A little of this... A little of that"
All smiles... What are they up to?
Up and down... Left and right...
"Let's look goofy!"
"Let's try the Ninja Turtle Look!"
Now we are getting really scary!
Mom... Dad... Do we have to be serious?
Look into the crystal ball
Amazingly enough.... The tree is real!
Jose' manned the Bloody Mary Bar
Paul is so old he can have dessert first
Mac & Cheese add-ons... Excellent choices
Roasted pumpkin and butternut squash soup!
Eggs, sausage, bacon, ham - All health food
We stayed away from this table... Sort of
Fiona clings to every word!
Perfect California winter day!
Just relaxing... A good thing to do during the holidays!
"There's Alex and Charlie... Hope Santa is still OK"
"I am going to win the funny face contest"
We get the story of the forearm to the head...
Merry Christmas... We are missing the Vallari's!
"Well... It's about time to go home... I ned my nap!"
"Nap??? Did someone say Nap?"
The snow was right outside the front door