Monday, December 27, 2010

Did you have a good Christmas?

Hope you did! I know I sure did!
I went to my daughter's house on Christmas Eve to share Christmas with them and brought my grandsons back with me for this week to celebrate New Year's Eve with them along with my husband and mother.
Here is a video of my grandsons on Christmas Eve:

video

My mom, James and I went in and got each one of the kids a big gift. We got my oldest, Trent, a Legos Harry Potter Mansion set and the youngest, Craig, a Big Foot the Monster animated toy.
Here are some before, during and after photos:



They really liked their gifts. We woke up at 7:30am to find the oldest in his room. He had completed 7 of the 10 levels for the Legos Mansion and was on the 3rd instruction book (out of 3!). We asked if he had slept and he assured us he did, but who knows how early he got up!
The Big Foot monster was enjoyed by all. If you haven't seen it, type in "Big Foot the Monster" on Google and watch the video. Then imagine that it is twice as funny because it is!
This year was particularly special to me. My daughter's family got a new house this year and she has her own living area (they live with her husband's family). She has a fireplace and lots of space to decorate.
I brought down ALL of my holiday stitching, from Christmas through Valentine's Day through Easter and on through the Fourth of July, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I also brought a framed sampler I had made for her in 2000 that I had been waiting to have her have in her own home.
You can see some of the stitching in the photos (the little bears and the stockings). She also received all of my stitched ornaments, some of which were made from friends that are no longer with us (and with whom my daughter grew up around).
It was quite fulfilling to pass along my stitching while I am still around to see her enjoy it.
I pray this next year brings all of you plenty of great needles, patterns, fabric and threads and that all little froggies that would get in the way of your stitching stay away.
I wish you happiness and peace and all the good things life has for you.
I thank you for your friendship and support. You all are the best!

8 comments:

Lana said...

Your grandsons are adorable!! I'm jealous! I want a lego Harry Potter Hogwarts set!! LOL! How wonderful for you to be able to share your stitching with your daughter like that!! What a precious treasure she has acquired!!

Mary said...

Sounds like a lovely holiday for you and family! Your grandsons are cutie patooties!

Meari said...

Sounds like your family had a nice Christmas, too. Your DGS's look so happy!

Emily said...

Glad to hear you had a good holiday and it was neat to see that grandkids enjoying their toys.

Kay said...

Sounds like the children had a great holiday! That is great that you can pass your stitching down to your daughter for her home.

Carolyn said...

Donna,
Your Grandsons are adorable! They look so happy with the new toys. How sweet of you to give your daughter your stitching for her new home. I am wishing you and your family A Happy and Safe New Year! Good to see you posting again.

Kathy said...

Great photos of your grandsons. Or should I say your pride and joys. :) I love that you are sharing your stitched works with your daughter. That is just beautiful.

I wish you and yours a healthy and Happy New Year filled with all you wish for.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Glad to hear you had a special Christmas with your family! How lovely that you were able to pass on your stitched pieces to your daughter!