Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas at Our House!

Friday night we had our Christmas & gift exchange. It was planned for Saturday night. But Hubby & eldest Son decided on Friday that Friday was better. Good thing all my presents were already bought & wrapped. But I wasn't done with Elianna's outfit. I ended up sewing right up until the middle of our dinner. See the finished product in the photos & previous post. It was worth it.

We missed Melanie and her family and my parents but I think everyone had a good time. The girls did really well even with the late hour.

My highlight of the evening involved Elianna.

Understand, our family passes presents out one at a time. Everyone watches while that one is opened. Then we pass out the next present.

This year my eldest son would pick a present from under the tree. He would read who it was for and then give it to Elianna to deliver.
Well, my husband received several presents in a row that were all clothes wrapped without a box. When he had every one's attention, being funny, he would squish them, act like he was guessing what they were, and then shout out "Socks!"

Finally Chad picked a CD wrapped like a CD. (no disguising this one) He gave it to Elianna to deliver to Glenn.

She walked it over to her Papaw with her hand on her hip and held it out to him. (Using that cute tone she has; that sounds as if to say "silly adults don't you know anything?" Must I tell you everything?)
Before handing him his present, she says,
"Papaw - This is NOT socks!"

Of course we all start laughing. Flustered, she turns around and says, "Well they're not!"

Friday, December 21, 2007

Elianna & Selah's Custom Outfits

All three of my grandaughters now have the custom Christmas casual outfits that I made this year.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Child's View

I gave Elianna my camera to take pictures. Her choice of photos was quite interesting and gave me the idea for this blog.

Elianna's mom said it best when looking at her daughter's photos, "How would you like to walk around with your eye level such that you look at rears all day?" FYI: (For all those involved as models including myself)There are not any pictures of rear ends in this blog. They were all deleted. Especially after the comments about it being a good thing she had a wide angle lens for my rear photo. Thank You!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ribbon Dance

Elianna & I were had taken out the Winter decorations for the buffet. Elianna was arranging the ice cubes. They were the last items to add when we heard a little voice say "WO...W"! Both Angela & I turned around from watching Elianna.

Selah had found this long piece of shiny ribbon left over in the storage bin. She was so excited when she took it out that she spontaneously started spinning around with the ribbon and dancing gracefully. You couldn't resist feeling her joy.

Ahh... to feel the joy & peace that a simple ribbon is able to bring to a child during this hectic season.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Hi Ho, Hi Ho....

Elianna and her Papaw have a routine whenever he has to leave for work. They have been doing it quite while now, but today was the first time I thought to take a picture.
He gets down on her level and they hold hands. They look at each other and start singing in a very soft voice. Then they repeat the song very loud. Sometimes they sing the whole song together & sometimes they take turns singing different parts.

The Song?

It's sung to the tune of Hi Ho in Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs .

Hi Ho, Hi Ho
It's off to work I go;
To make the money
to buy you toys.
Hi ho, Hi ho.