Gloomy and dark, rain turning to snow, slippery roads.
Inside the house it was 72 degrees of funny kids and teddy tears, nice cuddly naps, and a couple ice cream pops along the way.
Tim said it was fine. He was sorting them out.
Glad he was and not me.
(Notice Julia working her fine baby wrangling skills. Believe me, this is a life skill it's very, very helpful to have. Babies appreciate it. Their parents even more: a pair of capable hands to take over so they can do things like earn a living.)
Here we team up on this. I'm solo until about 11. Then at lunch time everyone pitches in to get the meal served and cover the afternoon.
Faucets. Twice as many as he ordered, so those are going back and better be credited back to us without any restocking fee.
Plus they were supposed to be here in five days and in the end it was over fourteen.
What is going on?
Heidi took it away with her.
The sky had that bright pink thing going on that it does when it snows, like a gorgeous pink dome of a sky.
Santa got weighed down a couple times from the snow. The first time I brushed him off with my hands.
Mistake. The snow went in my face and up my sleeves, down my neck. Next time I took the broom out.
love to you all, Val, aka MOM, aka GRANDMA
Saturday, November 28, 2015
So he finally made it home and we raced to the tree lot and got there shortly before it closed.
A whole bunch of kids were waiting to decorate this tree.
Everyone showed up and were good sports and ate, and it was a fine day.
Then we had TWO grandchild sleepovers, which I loved. They don't have all that much interest in me personally, but they seem to love being here in the crowd, with their cousins and aunts and uncles and eating popsicles and ice cream sandwiches, and they're all so beautiful and funny and sweet.
That oldest grandchild is turning into somewhat of a GUY. He is going to be ten in a few months.
How is this possible??
With all the love there is, Val, aka Grandma, aka MOM
Thursday, November 26, 2015
There were these faces at the door!
At the end of the day, the amazing 12 foot Santa was brought from the basement.
Today was a great day, due to all the patient and lovely people who made it so.
love always, Val
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
We're vacuuming and dusting and I scrubbed all the million bathrooms by hand, myself.
The vacuuming and dusting are a serious endeavor
Some rooms must be verified in the morning.
Jay picked up the tables from our parents shop.
Morning is only a few hours away, when we have to get up and stuff that turkey.
John just confirmed 1. He's got the potatoes covered, and 2. He loves me.
I was already confident regarding both.
Alicia confirmed on the pies, Heidi is bringing Seven Layer Salad, I think. My mom is making scalloped corn and bars. My sister is in for Vegetable Pizza and a dessert too.
Lord have mercy.