I had such a fun Saturday with all five of the g-babies. As much as I don't like clutter, some days you just have to say, "have at it kiddos!" Color on the (chalkboard) walls, decorate the wood floor with stickers, trample popcorn into the carpet, pull out every toy, rummage under the Christmas tree---you, my little friends, are at Ga-Ga's!!!"
I dumped out a bunch of mis-matched Christmas cards left over from years past, ribbon, Christmas stickers, crayons, etc. onto the kitchen floor, and let them decorate cards for their mamas and dads. I haven't seen them work so intently on something in a long time.
I think sometimes we get so involved in making our detailed holiday lists, and shopping till we drop to get our children the perfect presents, we forget how much they love to give. The kids were so excited to give their "in-batations" (as Landon called the cards) to their parents when they picked them up.
Children are natural givers. Nurturing that instinct in them is a wonderfully rewarding thing to do.
It's so much fun to spoil the grand babies and then send them home for a nap---and by nap, I mean MY nap, not theirs!!
Worn out, but blessed! Happy Holidays!
The kids making Christmas cards, (or in-batations) for their mom and dads. Even baby Annabelle was crafting~
I made nutter butter cookie snowmen and treats for Maddy's birthday party this weekend~festive little critters.
Eddie Jett enjoyed coloring on my new chalk board door-- his favorite color of chalk was black!
Landon put the elf hat on me---it's clear who the "helper" is, and who's the "boss." I'm pretty good at fetching chocolate milk~