Oh my it was a busy weekend. The shopping commenced and we were successful and I am pleased to report we are almost done..just a few simple things to purchase for stocking stuffers!
Jen and her Dad went to the Hockey Game. Still the Sioux to most of the fans. They both wore appropriate Sioux clothing! I stayed home with the grandboys, every once in awhile they would come and check on me. “Need anything Grandma?” “How you doing Grandma?” Finally I requested popcorn as Adam knows how to make that in the microwave. ( I can almost hear them. “It is your turn to check on her now..I had my turn.”) Adam and I watched TV together and I had a nice nap.
Our daughter Jen hosted a Baby Shower for her friend Sarah. Sarah will be birthing twins in mid to late January. I have known Sarah a number of years..she is the grandboys “School Mom” as she works in their school.
Jen helped me to create a diaper cake… it turned out really cute.
Yes there are one of each…I was hoping for two girls..but a boy and a girl will be perfect younger siblings for Jacob age three. Uffda…Sarah will have her hands full. I figured she could use a few diapers.
Later that same day was the cookie exchange at Jens. Yes, I brought home 11 dozen cookies of all kinds. Just the two of us could never eat that many…so a few will go to woodcarving and a few later in the week to something special…and some will no doubt head home with the grand girls next week. I think a half a dozen cookies to exchange would be just right. One of the gals was headed over to the nursing home with all her goodies…I thought that was a wonderful idea.
Jen’s tree is up and all decorated.
We headed home late after all the doings. There wasn’t much traffic and we enjoyed Christmas lights all the way home. It was very cold with the temperatures hovering at –18 F or –27 C. We are supposed to warm up a bit this week..I will have to see it to believe it.
Gift count: almost done and awaiting deliveries. Gifts wrapped: none. Cookies made: Complete! Christmas letters: Complete! Homemade ornaments: Complete! Homemade gifts: Two complete and one in progress. Decorations… the snow outside, a pine cone wreath, the Nativity and a flag outdoors. Oh and 3/4 of a Shiny Brite Tree and a partial tree downstairs. Christmas menus: Planned! 8 days and counting.