Thursday, December 30, 2010

Feliz Navidad

I can't focus on creating a proper post about my trip to Cabo San Lucas. . . .yet. I'm still in denial that it's over. It was a wonderful trip full of lots of fun and special moments.

Here's one of them--
Here's a few more----
There were beautiful skies---
Beautiful water---
Great fun---
Some real characters---

Eventually we DID have to pack up and come back home. . . . . .
Details will come as soon as I can admit that I'm home. . . .sighing with a smile on my face.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The lights!!

Rain, rain, and more rain--in Bakersfield, LA and everywhere in the southland. But it cannot dampen the Christmas spirit.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cooking with Gramma--my favorite thing.

But first. . . .This is who I get to play with every Thursday morning. It's a miracle he doesn't have bite marks on his cheeks.

Baking Christmas wonderland--Part I--Wednesday

Owen, Liesl and Clara love to make our annual "Christmas Wonderland". This consists of a Christmas Tree with a Train around it. It involves LOTS of frosting, candy and creativity.

Ta Da!!! (I should have taken a picture of my kitchen floor).
Part II: Thursday Same thing only different kidlets.
Even 12 year olds enjoy it.
Kitchen floor, again, not photographed.
Ta Da!!!
Random picture of these four. So darling.

Part III--Friday at Charlie's 1st grade class. Each student was allowed to invite an "adult" to participate in the annual "gingerbread house" decorating day.
"Gramma, we can invite a parent, a grandparent, an aunt-tee or an adult friend. I choose YOU" I had to hold back the tears.

I found this gingerbread-type house to be a SUPERIOR concept from my point of view. Graham crackers, a milk carton for stability . . you get the picture. No baking, very little clean up and just as much creativity and fun. This idea may be enlarged for next year and replace actual baking. We'll see.

It was more fun than a barrel of monkeys. And this one IS a monkey.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Smiley boy

In case you need a laugh today.