I split up the 2016 yearly photo diary review into two portions. January through June are in the previous post. ( Here )
I have added some Christmas / Holiday photos to the end of this, rather than doing a separate Christmas post.
CHRISTMAS : ( NEW PHOTOS )
I have five grandchildren. Brent and Kate are in a school district that issues TWO TICKETS to their Christmas program. I attribute that to laziness ….it’s not friendly for the extended families, is it?
The twins and Javis are in a school district that runs programs all day long, separated by grades, and every grade has a different program. I greatly enjoyed seeing the girls and Javis in their respective programs and was quite sorry that I could not see the other two grands in theirs! Here are Aiselyn and Emya and Javis at their school.
My oldest son was home from St. Louis for Christmas. Due to his schedule ( splitting time between his fathers’ family and ours ) and due to Brent and Kates’ schedule between my son and their mama, we had a dinner on Friday night and a breakfast on Christmas Eve. A few candids between when he first arrived and the various get-togethers…
Scotts’ dog Merle, and Nates’ dog Koopa ( both young ) played non-stop during their time together. They have the funniest expressions in some of the pictures…
Between cooking with Tallica and Scott and his dad for the dinner, and baking for the next day, I was tired when it was all over. Our breakfast had home made bread ( I’d made enough Challah for the dinner and the next morning ) and two kinds of coffee cakes, hopple-popple and ham. Dinner had been ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, various sides, etc.
The BIG gift for the kids had been dreamed up by my oldest son…a racetrack. SUPER expensive in the end…in the old days you ran these with controllers; now they need devices. And the devices need cases. And the little cars cost a fortune. And he bought extra track. We all went in on it…I finally understood it when it all started to work together that morning :)
MEANWHILE, if you remember the days when you bought your child a big Tonka Fire Truck and they preferred to play with the box ( or a similar situation ) my DIL’s little niece had NO interest whatsoever in her talking & singing bear and so yours truly got her drumming a bit….:)
On Christmas Day I’ll say good bye to my oldest in the morning as he heads on down to visit with the other side of the family…as to here our Christmas was early but which day we celebrate doesn’t matter so much as long as we can coordinate to all be togother :) * Update / he’s not leaving until Tuesday now…will be back here on Monday / Yay!
HOPPLE POPPLE, in case you’ve never heard of it, is HERE
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