Monday, December 29, 2008
There are so many pictures I had to create a slide show.
Christmas morning was so amazing! I am telling you that it was the highlight of my entire holiday season! All seven (+ one borrowed) grandchildren for the morning. Not to mention all my girls and the son-in-laws. We all had breakfast and exchanged gifts and just enjoyed being with each other. Santa had come to our house too, so there were lots of presents everywhere. Grandpa helped Santa get HUGE and I mean HUGE electronic toys from Costco so the older boys all got one to drive around. Of course Grandpa had to take them to all the houses because they didn’t all fit in their parents cars. Kaitlynn got a learning computer and Gary got a very large dump truck and Madison got a leap-frog train. Little Eleya got a new teddy-bear. All the girls and son-in-laws got money from Santa to spend on whatever they wanted. I think that is a little impersonal, but there are so many of them and usually that is what they want. I was excited to fill the stockings for Santa and enjoyed making things to put in them. I was able to surprise Rob this year and was able to find an American Flag tow-plug for his new truck. I also created a digital scrapbook for him from this year’s events. I think he was surprised and happy just the same. He got me a new docking station for my ipod. I can’t wait to get it opened. I love listening to music while I’m scrapping and sewing!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Madison drinking out of a cup for the first time and being very proud of herself!
Making everyone smile... that's what she does!
Emily helped me make cookies for Christmas Eve. We baked and baked and decorated and iced and John and Rob sampled! Rob even helped with the baking (not really, he just took them out of the oven for me)! I made popcorn balls to help Santa out so he could put them in the stockings. It was great having help getting it all done! They were delicious if I do say so myself.
On Monday night we took Emily and John and went to see the synchronized light show at the Kremer Home. It is so cool, you tune in your Radio Station in your car and then watch the lights change according to the tunes. Rob and I actually got to see it two times, but it was worth it both times. Caesar enjoyed it too! He especially enjoyed the “dog song”! http://www.nevadachristmas.com/