We have two glass pickle ornaments, one for the boys and one for the girls. On the afternoon of Christmas Day I hide the pickles one at a time in the tree. This year the boys went first.
The rule is no touching the tree, you can just look and then point to it if you find it.
Steve gets so into finding the pickle. He and Sarah are two of the most competitive people I know. Hum, I wonder where they or Sarah atleast gets it from.Sometimes there is a little wrestling involved, but the winner remains victorious. Jon I think just wanted to win really bad, so he figured if he could wrestle it away from Daniel he might be declared the winner. Wrong.
This year it was Daniel. Most everyone was fine with that since he actually missed out on the pickle for the 2 years he was on his mission. He won Whoppers and gumballs. He was happy.
Sarah and Kelsey were next. I'm surprised neither of them actually got under the tree. They were pretty darn close to that this year. The older they get the funnier they are.
Obviously Sarah didn't win the pickle this year. Darn it and she picked out the prize because she was so sure she was going to win!!! Notice some of the ribbon has come off the tree, so much for no tree touching :)
Kelsey won!!! Her prize was a hot chocolate cone. Actually it was just hot chocolate with marshmallows wrapped in a clever way as to look like a cone. I think Steve was looking to make sure that Sarah was truly ok. She was.
And our two winners for the 2008 Christmas Pickle are Kelsey and Daniel. Sarah and Steve say they are winners too so sneak into the picture.