Saturday, December 29, 2007

Decorating Christmas Cookies

In this first picture, Gianna is saying, "just one more"! If you look closely, you will see a green ring all around her little mouth. She decorated a cookie and then ate it. What a girl!

We had a lot of fun decorating the cookies that Kelli baked. But I have to admit that we wouldn't have won even a recognition for those cookies. They looked very bad.....but tasted pretty good. That's what really matters, ugh?

Hailee is seen here about to squirt that yucky canned icing in her mouth. That stuff tastes horrible. And I might add that it is difficult to decorate with. Or maybe we just don't have whatever it is you need to make a beautiful cookie!

And this last picture is just a few of the cookies that we decorated. They don't look very pretty but they sure did taste good! Thank goodness! Kelli took some to a Christmas Day get together and the "kids" loved them.

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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!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

For all of my friends and faithful readers, I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year. You all mean the world to me. I look forward to going to your blogs each day and seeing what new creations you have added. And many of you are extremely creative. Whether it is art, photography or just to find out how you all are doing, I enjoy the time that is spent in cyber-world checking in with you. And I have to add that a few of you that I have corresponded with really feel like family to me.

As we celebrate the birthday of our Lord and Savior, I want to say how thankful I am for my very own children, grandchildren and family wherever you may be! Some of you may live near and some far. I hold you all dear and close to my heart. You are a blessing to me and I am so happy to have you in my life. I am a better person because of you. God bless each and every one of you during this joyous season.