On Christmas Eve,
the mouse was ready. . . .
our fake tree, loaded with vintage and precious handmade decorations, was ready. . . .
the old Santas were ready. . . .
Frankie and Twiggy were ready. . .
the manicotti was ready. . .
the pumpkin cake roll was ready. . .
the stockings were ready. . .
and the fresh cut Christmas tree stood ready over the presents. . . and they were ready, too!!!
On Christmas morning, the Grand Girl and Grand Boy checked out the gifts in their stockings and then. . . .
the exchanging and opening of the gifts started!!!
The Grand Girl received some dolls. . .
and the hubby received lots and lots of Gold Toe socks. . . cuz that's what he told everyone he wanted for Christmas when asked!!!
We dined on our tradional menu of breakfast casserole, fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls and orange juice and coffee.
After a bit, some of us took a little nap (me included!!), then we prepared for my niece, her hubby and her mother-in-law to come join in the Christmas fun!
This year, the Grand Girl received a kids camera and was all into taking photos. It was her idea to "pose" us using the props on hand. . . Christmas stockings, Gold Toe socks and candles!! My hubby took this picture with his camera...using the timer.
Now, back to the "ready" part of Christmas this year. . . do you see my DIL standing next to me? Ooops, in case this is your first time reading my blog, I'm the one in the back row, far right. My DIL is the very pregnant one next to me!!
Anyway. . . she was very ready to have their baby!!!
In fact, on the day after Christmas, she was scheduled to head to the hospital that evening to have that little baby boy, but first, she and I headed to Penney's and Target to hit the sales! :)
Then, around 4:02 a. m. on December the 27, the little boy came into this world. . . weighing in at 9 lb. 5 oz. and 20 inches long!!!
Mom and dad. . . .over joyed with their newest addition.
I made it to the hospital right after he was born.....no cracks about the hair do.
Grandpa holding his newest grand child for the first time.
I have had the honor of putting a little heart on the foot of each of my newborn Grands. . . and this time was no different. . . .
except, I did add a heart to the Grand Girl's foot and she drew one on her mom's foot. Grand Boy #1 didn't want to have anything to do with that!!!!
Where did the week go? Christmas came and went, the new grand boy arrived, the other two grand kiddos stayed here until yesterday....and now they are gone, too!
THE STONE RABBIT says it's too quiet around here for him. . . and I have to say, I agree!
I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and I wish you the best New Year ever.
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