|L to R: Hannah (8) Rachel (8) Megan (4) Madelynn (5)|
Here they are in the flower bed. Now I JUST NOW ran out and snapped this picture (since I just realized I didn't get one this afternoon). It is 10:30PM Monday night and I am already showered and in my PJs.......What I will do for the Tea gang over at Elizabeth's !!!!
|Decorating gift bags for a game we will play Christmas Eve.|
So, on with what else we did today. They are busy, busy, busy. We will all be together Christmas Eve for a family fun and games night. Three generations, both sides of my oldest son's family.......but we just say "family", cause Rachel and Madelynn (who we call Maddy) call me G-ma anyway....grin! The big white square, tipped on it's point and tapped to a pink bin is a game we will also be playing. You have to throw a marshmallow through the wreath (on the other side of the square) and make it into the basket. The older girls practiced for hours, so they can beat their parents! Then there is pin the nose on Santa and a balloon game that we will also be playing (and the girls all practiced all afternoon, timing themselves with the stop watch on my cell phone).....LOL They also played games outside and swang on the homemade swings hanging from the tree braches. They made their own lunch by rolling a hot dog up in a crescent roll, to make pigs in a blanket. We frosted 4 dozen cookies, for Christmas Eve. They played hide and go seek in the house with Maddy being the best at hiding (she is the one in the pink shirt above).
The two youngest one's went home, when their Dad's came to pick them up. Both Dad's work just a short ways from here, so it is handy for them to drop the kids off on the way to work and pick them up on the way back home. I was rewarded a bottle of wine from Maddy and Rachel's dad.....LOL Not really, he was given a bottle of wine from a client, and they don't drink wine, so he left it with me......a good Merlot too!! The two oldest ones were promised a sleep over, so they stayed, and I am happy to announce that they are fast asleep at this moment.
My drink for this week.........yep! A Lime-a-rita in a can no less!!! I deserve this, and am drinking it right now.......................oh, G-ma needs a good night's sleep.......LOL Tomorrow I am planning on taking the two older girls to the movies.......they don't know it yet. They have been wanting to see "Annie" and I saw it on stage years ago and think it is a good choice. So I might be a little late in getting back to all who visit...............but I will return the visits some time this week.
Oldest son is spending Christmas Day with his wife's grandmother ( she just lost her husband a few months ago and is having a hard time) Youngest son will be at home for Christmas Eve, as they host a dinner for her family ( since her parents are separated and she doesn't want her Dad to be alone) I have good boys who also care about their in-laws. It is really hard to describe how these families inter connect, almost feel like we should have our own reality program on TV .........LOL DH and I will have Christmas Day to ourselves, might be peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.......or a really nice dinner (out) that someone else cooks, or maybe a burger and a movie........it will be interesting!!!
So, this year, when youngest gets here Friday night (very late Friday night) we will celebrate on Saturday with all of our family and all four grandkids!!
And SURPRISES of SURPRISES, and not really "official" yet (she hasn't verified it with a Dr. appointment.............................................I am going to be a G-ma again next spring, early summer!!!!!........................................................who needs Santa!!!!!!
SO NOW I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS.......
HUGS, (inky ones are best)