Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Kids

Christmas at our house was really, really busy.  First we had a visit from my husband's daughter and son-in-law and their 2 dogs.  We had fun, lots of food, cookies and Christmas desserts for us and even for the dogs.

 Following them was a visit from my grandkids.  I had to go pick them up early Saturday morning.  When I say early I am talking about 0-dark-30 in the morning.  It is their dad's Christmas to have the kids (parents are divorced), but for reasons beyond my son's control, he had to work for 6 hours on Christmas Eve.  So I went to my son's apartment to pick up the kids and bring them to our house and he followed as soon as he got off work.  Well, my son has to leave for work at 6:30 from his house.  I live 2 hours from my son's house.  You do the math, I had to leave at 0-dark-30.  But the kids and I had a great time.  I took them out for breakfast on the way home.  When we got home the first order of business was to make daddy his Christmas gifts.  We did ornaments with pictures of the kids.  So, my post for today is the ornaments they did for their dad.  We cut out pictures and then semi-filled glass ornaments with SU Mica Flakes.  Hannah wanted to fill her ornament all the way, but we stopped at about 1/3.  J.T., who is older -- and wiser, so I am told -- decided to put a lesser amount so the picture could be seen.  LOL.    Then they wrapped and labeled their gifts.  Sigh, we should have made our own decorated bags, but I ran out of time and had to buy them already made -- shame on me!!!   I wanted them to make their own tags, but unfortunately they saw mine laying on my craft table and decided it was easier -- for them -- to use the ones already made.

For the labels I used distressed SU Naturals Ivory cardstock and the Bells and Boughs stamp set, as well as my markers -- love my markers!   My grandkids love to make "projects" with me, and we have fun thinking up things for them to make.   Daddy absolutely loved their gifts.  (of course, he always does!)

Well, below are the little munchkins.  Hannah, 6, is always posing and trying to look cute, or pretty, or girlie -- and she is very girlie with pinks, nail polish (another story for another time) and dressup.  I believe she changed her clothes 3 times on Christmas Eve.   Ha, ha.   On the other hand, J.T., her 9 year old brother, is all boy.  It is really difficult these days to get a smiling, normal, picture of him.  He likes to make faces, karate poses, tough guy poses, etc.  But what the heck, that is what makes them so much fun. 

So, this is my post for today.  My husband and I are hosting a New Years Eve party this Saturday (on New Years Eve, funny that), so there is still no rest for the weary.  I will try to make something new some time this week and try to post in a couple days.  I am really anxious to ink up the Occasions Mini product that I bought.  Only a couple more days until the Mini goes live.  I already have customers chomping at the bit to get their new choices.  It will be fun to see what they do with all their picks.

Until next time....

Crafty Hugs,


Donna said...

cute pkgs and even cuter children!

Tracy said...

What a couple of cuties! I bet they are loads of fun! What an awesome time, to be with family during the holidays. Love the ornament and tags. Happy New Year Sandy...see you in chat