Monday, December 16, 2013
a very special time.
I look forward to celebrating Christ's birth
and making new and wonderful
family memories every year.
This past weekend,
our oldest daughter and family
from Pennsylvania, came to stay with us
and the kiddos did some
Christmas Cookie Decorating
with grandma (me!)
They had so much fun getting to decorate them
in their own artsy ways.
It made me so happy hearing them
tell each other to look at
the other's masterpiece cookie designs,
as they went along.
There is nothing more rewarding then
seeing children's faces and eyes
light up when they are happy
and proud of their own accomplishments!
I thought this process out well
telling the kiddos
(ages 4 and 7)
that it was time to come to the kitchen
to begin the cookie decorating fun.
(while they were watching a fun Disney movie),
I cut out the cookies, baked and iced them.
Next I set up a card table in the kitchen
with two spots
made especially for them and
put all of the decorating items in the middle
Next I divided up the cookies
so they each had the same
amount and shapes.
I called them in and said,
"LET THE FUN BEGIN".
The bath tub was next for each of them! ha ha
Sunday they were off on their way again
back to their home in Pennsylvania.
We could not work it out this year where
all of our family could be here together
at the same time. So the next best
thing is two weekends of fun.
Our youngest daughter, Jaymie and family
from Michigan will be
coming to stay with us next weekend.
We are very blessed!
So what fun things do you plan
to do during this Christmas season?
Would love for you to share
by leaving a little comment for me.
May the joy and peace
of His special love
be real and dear to your heart
now and throughout this coming year.
Hugs and Blessings,
1000 Gifts/Thanksgiving List continued.........
770. the joy of giving
771. special and precious times with family
772. McAlister's yummy tea when you are Christmas shopping
773. my special siblings
774. counting my blessings instead of disappointments and trials
775. the joy in a child's eyes when they love something they are doing or given
our granddaughter with her new doll
she received for Christmas from us