The grandkids were on good behavior Christmas Eve with the threat of Santa not coming looming all around them if they dared to act out! LOL! Oh, heck, who am I kidding - they were wound up to beat the band. The 5 year old (Dominic) and his cousin (Liam) who just turned 7 had a blast seeing who could talk (yell) the loudest! Then Dominic's niece (Juleigha) who is 4 just sat very daintily observing it all until after presents were opened and then she gave them a run for their money. The baby (also Dominic's niece) who just turned a year old December 6 (Mariah) was the life of the party! Everyone enjoyed the food. My daughter-in-law, Michelle, and my daughter, Ginger, cleaned up the kitchen and washed and dried dishes. Yay me! They all left around 7:30 which was somewhat of a relief to hubby and I as we had been battling colds all week.
Then on Saturday, December 26 we celebrated Mariah's birthday. Which was hilarious! So I'm posting some pictures below of Christmas and the birthday girl!
These are the Christmas gifts I made for family and friends this year. They weren't very hard to make - just time consuming but it gave me something mindless to do while watching tv.
This is a gift I stitched for my nephew who lives in Tennessee.
This is a gift I stitched for my niece who lives in Mississippi.
From left to right....my son-in-law, Tony; my daughter, Ginger; great granddaughter, Mariah; granddaughter, Toni Marie; her boyfriend, Tristian.
Picture of Mariah in her birthday dress. She looked like a real life baby doll. But she was not too happy being all fru fru'd up! She was much happier once her momma took her out of her dress. Ordinarily she's all smiles. She's a happy little baby but has no fear. Her daddy got her an age appropriate riding toy and the little stinker stands on it!
And here is the birthday girl, Mariah, with her cousin, Juleigha and my hubby, Paw Paw.
So now it's time to clean up my craft room so I can get started on a quilt for our guild quilt show in October. Time to make a list of projects (quilts, stitching, punch needles, rugs, Christmas gifts I want to make or finish in 2016) so I can stay on track. I did that in 2015 and did a pretty good job of getting things done!
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Happy New Year!