Look at that innocent face! Grace and her BFF, Miss K, begin work on the annual gingerbread mansion. Note the Elmer's Glue...when the icing will not hold, Elmer's will! Heck, we weren't gonna eat it anyhoo right?
one of his DVDs while he waited for Auntie Sue to finish dinner...
Boo's favorite things to watch? A Charlie Brown Christmas! Setting the table...
the paper crown that comes inside! Isn't that right
My brother contemplating his standing in the royal community....
Princess Grace had the giggles...
...and passed them on to the other members of the royal family.
My beautiful sis in law...
Ah...the Queen Mother telling me, "Off with your head!"
yes, I KNOW it is impolite to wear the hat...so does he...but there it was. *sigh* Oh heck, who cares right?
Prince Boo attempted to overthrow his father's crown...a coup ensued...
there is always a paper crown, a toy or treat and a paper containing jokes and riddles.
Mom's dog Abby...
Note the *Smores* that Grace insisted making for Santa. Graham crackers, chocolate and melted marshmallows...yum. Lucy and Henry lie in wait for the red suited man...
And Christmas day dawned bright and...okay. Not bright! Grace woke us at 5 am. Uh huh. Daddy convinced her to go back to bed for an hour. That lasted 30 minutes and then we gave in!
So the day dawned early, sleepy but happy! Grace with a new AG doll...this one has layered hair and pierced ears! Egads! Kipper wants to see what Santa left in his stocking!
The pink and sparkly jewelry box.
Dan and his new sweatshirt....and that darned cap. *sigh*
Christmas afternoon found all of us at Mom's. Here Boo shows me how to use his new Viewmaster!
Uncle Jim found the perfect wall hanging for the newly painted bedroom!
Whatcha got there Boo?
Grace made everyone clay ornaments. This was to represent Mom's dog!
jars filled with delicious cookies!
Abby takes it all in...and hopes one of those cookies has her name on it!
Bye Uncle Jim!
Now doesn't he look so much better? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Just a few images of our little family Christmas...I hope
your holiday was also sweet. Wow. It's 2009. The days seem to
fly right by don't they? I noticed that the stores have already
begun their push towards Valentine's Day! Oh my...well, as we take
the last of our decorations down and say goodbye to the year that was, I
send each of you love and happy wishes from all of us at Rabbit Run Cottage.
Love and Hugs,