Friday, December 28, 2007


and three little ones were very happy.

After having a fun-filled Christmas Eve with family and friends, I arrived home around 11:00 p.m. I don't know why I could only sleep for a few hours, but I was wide-eyed and bushy tailed about 5:00 a.m. I piddled around and waited for "the call". My daughter calls and always asks, "mom, are you coming over?" Of course I am silly! Just didn't want to run into Santa! Waited for your call.

When I arrived, I could see that Santa had made the drop! Wow! Lots of things all over the place. And the packages that I brought just made a couple more piles. The girl's were very happy with their gifts. Hailee was so happy to have gotten the Pet Shop Paws Off voice activated diary. She had been asking for that for a few months. Gianna is seen in the pictures holding Hailee's baby doll......another thing that Hailee had asked Santa to bring. Gianna really, really loves this doll too. In fact, it was a little source of tension for the two girls. Even though Hailee shared it many times while I was there, Gianna wanted to hold it all of the time. Santa brought her a baby doll too.....but she loved Hailee's very much. Kelli made a statement that Santa should have brought two of those same dolls. The doll is pretty cute. And she moves her arms and legs, pulls the blanket up over her face, makes sounds and talks, peeing or pooing though. The girl's also received clothes that were needed as they are growing at leaps and bounds!

I ended my stay there with a wonderful breakfast, lots of pictures and much enjoyed family time.

And then I was off to see my grandson!

I arrived at my son's house around 11:00 a.m. L.J. had been up since about 8:00 a.m. as daddy couldn't stand for him to sleep a moment more. We passed out gifts and L.J really loved the Hess Oil Monster Truck for this year. It has three different sounds and flashing lights and two little motorcycles that can be hauled on the back of the truck. It is a hit......daddy reports it to be one that L.J really loves! He also got his first easel. And I told mommy and daddy that mom-mom was going to make sure she got the paints for the cupholders on that easel!!!! They just rolled their eyes.

L.J's big surprise was not revealed until I got there. We headed to the garage and when he got the first glimpse of his Corvette, he went right to it and attempted to get in it. After a block of wood was used to help him hold down the pedal and pillows behind him, he finally got the concept of the whole thing. I forgot to mention that the Corvette came equipped with it's very own stereo system! L.J. was very interested in tuning the radio. He liked his vette having music!

It was a fun morning and afternoon. There are many more pictures that I will eventually post. But here are a few of my little darlings!


cat's momma said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas for you and your family! I take it that the doll in the picture is "the one"! Cute pictures and cute grandkids!

Marsha said...

What beautiful photos of the gkids...hope Santa made some deliveries for grandma too :-)

the expression on LJ's face looks like the corvette is going fast!

Sandy said...

Oh ..these are great! I love the car LJ is in. I better not show the grandkids this!

The girls are adorable and I can see why Gianna wants the cute.

thanks for sharing and will be looking for more when you get them up.

So glad you got a photography book and you plan on getting into that more in the coming year.


BJ said...

CM - It was a wonderful Christmas. Aren't they all? Yep-Gianna is holding "the doll". The picture really doesn't do it justice. Expensive little thing! My daughter paid Santa big bucks, even though it was on sale! And I forgot to add that it did come with a high chair and other things for baby dolls. But it seems more life-life than some other dollbabies. And yea, I think they are real cuties, those girlies! We're blessed a whole bunch!

Marsha - the girls had on some really cute pj's given by other grandmom. They really looked all snuggly in them. Gianna had been not feeling well for a couple of days....Kelli had her in the bathroom with hot water running for the steam, during the night. She has a tendency to get bronchitis and had been sniffling & coughing for a couple of days.

You noticed too - L.J. looks so wide-eyed in the picture, I had to chuckle myself when I looked at it. He wasn't afraid of the car at all. He seemed to know exactly what to do. He's such a little stinker....I have to force myself on him to get any lovin'!

Sandy - The car is really cute. They only have they splurged big time on that gift! When my son told me what he paid Santa, I almost choked! A lot of kids have those now though. Oh well, if they have anymore children, they will feel less inclined to purchases extravagent gifts.....maybe...not my business!

I think the girls and L.J had a wonderful Christmas. I really think that I'm the lucky be able to spend this very lovely time of the year with my children and grandchildren. It is the best gift in the entire world. I have so much to be thankful for. I am blessed thousands of times over. I'm sure you grandmoms feel the same as I. Grandchildren are just gifts....and our reward for raising our own children.

Thank you all for your sweet comments. And I will post more of those hundreds of pictures I took later!

Amber said...

They are so beautiful!! They kind of remind me of my cousins.


BJ said...

Amber - thank you!. The girls are olive skinned and brown-eyed, that dominant Italian gene from their daddy. L.J. is fair skinned and green-brown eyes. He is a combination of his mommy & daddy. Looks very much like my son did as a toddler. I just love 'em to pieces.

Kelli is due in Feb. with her 3rd. Mom-mom is hoping for a baby boy....but we'll take either!