All the preparations, all the baking, all the cooking, wrapping and traveling…all over for another year. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas- I sure did!!
The 2nd last day of school was Raelyn’s class party. I went in a little early to read the class a Christmas book and my sister, who had the day off, came along to surprise Rae! One mom sent in “blank” cut out cookies for the kids to decorate with frosting and sprinkles! During the party each of the kids got a letter from Santa-
Rae and Jordan reading their letters
Christmas Eve we spend with my Dad’s side of the family. His older brother and new bride, my 2 cousins, my Gram and my parents, sister, a friend of hers, and brother all gathered here for a Polish dinner of Polish sausage, homemade pierogies and kluskis and veggie dishes. As a little surprise I made a “wedding” cake for Uncle Tom and Cathy. They both own Harleys- so I made black and orange accents with a print out of a bride and groom with 2 bikes on top. By no means am I a cake decorator- but I thought it was cute and it went over well!
This year the girls got matching Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve. I always get a pic of the girls in their matching jammies on the stairs, whether we are at home or at my sister’s house. Well, this year, Juli wanted nothing to do with a picture!
This is a centerpiece that I put together-
Christmas morning- Santa came!! The girls were sooo excited to see the piles of gifts under the tree! My sister stayed overnight with us so she could see the girls open all their gifts. I was very surprised and excited to get a Kindle Fire from my husband!!
Every year we go to my parents’ house for breakfast and more presents!
Rae got a Glow Dome
Nina got a hat and a coat
Juli got a tee ball set
and much much more!
One of the gifts I made for my Mom and my Gram I can finally post! I made them each a heat/cold pack filled with rice-
We returned home for a couple of hours to open a few new gifts then the girls dressed in their Christmas dresses and we head to my mom’s cousin’s house for Christmas with her side of the family. After a nice turkey dinner, the kids opened a few more gifts and we spent a nice evening together
5 great grand daughters
Overall, it was a GREAT Christmas!