It is not even Christmas yet but it sure has been busy around here!
First it was the 55th Birthday on the 19th of December for my son John. It was a lively celebration of family only - even though the kids and I wanted to invite EVERYONE. Not John. Here are the photos........
And, then on to the Grammy tradition that has been going on for 53 years! Cookie Baking. Who knew when I started this with my firstborn that I would be on the ninth and tenth person to bake cookies with? Three of my children - Jennifer, John and Julie. Then the seven grandchildren - Jessica, Hannah, Andrew, Emma, Christopher and last but not least, Matilda and Sebastian! Amazing.
I remember when I was baking with three little children, mine, I would just cover the entire kitchen floor with a sheet to catch the dough, the flour, the sprinkles or whatever else fell. It was so much fun. Obviously the kids loved it because the tradition has continued.
Yesterday the "tradition" lasted for about 3 1/2 hours. This Grammy had to take a siesta when all the fun and frivolity was over! Here are the pictures.
What fun to hear them talking and singing and discussing their ideas and other things.
It IS these kinds of things that make life worth living.