Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Before . . . . . . and After

Well, we tried to take a picture of some very tired grandchildren in their Christmas Jammies, you can see how it went.

Then we added their Mommies and it was a whole different story. Can't say that I blame them.

Left to right our daughter Megan with Trinity, Tessa and Joy, our daughter Courtney with Annabelle, our daughter-in-law Katie with Leanora and our daughter-in-law Holly with Jason. Holly is also pregnant and due in May with her second baby. Got the ladies in their jammies too, hope they didn't mind. We had just finished a monkey bread and the kids had opened piles of presents, lots of toys and cute clothes. We had our celebration in a lovely house that was rented for us by my sister and brother-in-law while we visited them. It was a little crazy all at once, but I guess it will always be that way from now on. As long as I get to see my kids I'm happy. I actually slept in that morning, very weird because when the kids and grandkids are around I am usually awake just waiting for the first peep out of the first one so I can kidnap them from their parents. But I did sleep in, due to exhaustion I guess and got up to the coffee made, and the monkey bread coming out of the oven, what a treat for me. Thank you Holly, Jason and Courtney for doing that and Megan and Jeff for bringing all the stuff we needed for breakfast!!



I did quite a bit of sewing this Christmas, making play crowns out of felt for all the grandkids and royal robes for the three oldest. Jason wasn't thrilled, he is a little young to understand dress up and he is a guy after all. But I think Joy and Tessa will enjoy them. They will look better with some Disney Princess gowns to go with them I think, and those are home in their closets.
Annabelle put hers on later, for New Years Eve I believe.


** After posting this I realized I never gave credit where credit was due for the crowns. You have to go to http://juicy-bits.typepad.com/juicy_bits/2008/09/32-felt-birthday-crown-tutorial.html to see her beautiful crowns. This where I got the idea and the pattern.

****PLEASE NOTE: My oldest son is quite the cut-up and he has some plastic "funny" teeth in, in some of these pictures. They are not his teeth!!!

5 comments:

Needled Mom said...

What wonderfully sweet photos. You are blessed.

Audrey Lois said...

Welcome back to blog world. Thanks for the post, great pictures and great times!!!!

Marcia said...

That is so wonderful that all your kids got together with you and their own children at such a special time of the year. You are a very blessed mother. Love the crowns and dress up stuff.

Rosemarie said...

Oh my gosh - you are super cool. All of your creations are so lovely!

I nominated you for an award! Come visit me to claim! :)

Anne Paola said...

Some wonderful pictures of the gang, and Courtney's birthday too. It's a good thing I know where to find them! Carl is currently without his front teeth so I bought some great jeweled golden teeth for him until the appliance comes in.